Iceland’s New High-Security Women’s Prison Secured by Milestone Video

Milestone Systems has joined forces with Security Center (Öryggismiðstöðin) and Verkís to provide an advanced security solution for Holmsheidi Prison in Reykjavik, Iceland. The solution combines Milestone XProtect Expert video management software (VMS) with CIAS fence and microwave detection systems.

Completed in 2015, Holmsheidi Prison is Iceland’s new high security women’s prison. Located in the outskirts of the capital, Reykjavik, the premises cover roughly 9 acres, while the building with its 56 cells takes up 3,700 square meters.

To cater to the advanced security needs of the facility, Milestone XProtect Expert enables the prison staff to proactively respond to potential incidents. The demands for high availability are enabled by the failover technology and uninterrupted video recording capabilities in the Milestone VMS.

XProtect has several features designed to reduce the overall cost of ownership and offers unlimited extendability thanks to its open platform technology. This enables Holmsheidi Prison to be in greater control of their surveillance investment now and in the future.

Thanks to Milestone’s open platform technology, we have collaborated with multiple contractors and partners on this project. By gathering future proof solutions from different vendors, we are able to provide the state of the art security and alarm systems necessary for managing a high security prison.
– Lars Wilson, Regional Sales Manager – Nordics at Milestone Systems

Icelandic project management and engineering firm Verkís is responsible for the project’s Building Management System and has designed the electrical, lighting and security systems.

Security Center, an Icelandic security services company, provides the alarm and fence systems for the project, hereunder the integrated CIAS fence and microwave detection systems. This integration is made possible through CIAS’ IB-System IP technology, a data collection system that works as an integration server and can manage up to 1,280 different sensors.

Milestone Press Release