Western Australia Police's state of the art control centre went live on 1 July 2018 and is now one of the most sophisticated community command and control centres in the country.
Australian control room experts, Critical Room Solutions, working in partnership with electronics security experts, Western Advance, were appointed by WA Police to provide a complete turnkey solution to supply, install and commission the State Government Major Incident Control Centre (MICC) and State Operations Control Centre (SOCC) at Maylands.
The solution includes the installation of two new large video walls, interfacing into multiple existing monitors and projectors as well as connecting to over 35 video sources. Each new wall has sixteen 55inch monitors configured in a 4x4 pattern (thirty two new screens in total); one wall is used for the Major Incident Control Centre (MICC), the other is used for the State Operations Control Centre (SOCC).
The solution is designed to take video and audio feeds coming from various sources, including desktop PC outputs, CCTV streams, internet and free to air television and display the images over a total of 44 screens and projectors monitors and projectors. In addition any audio feed can be routed through the room's PA system. How and what is displayed is completely flexible and configurable for each event type. Multiple feeds may be displayed across one or more monitors. All 44 outputs can be managed independently of each other or linked together.
The technology will become instrumental in managing both major incidents and providing a greater level of integration for everyday policing as it allows access to media feeds from a range of sources resulting in a 'bigger picture' perspective of incidents such as bushfires and antisocial behaviour.