MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.

Access Control and Surveillance



  • Access Control
    From traditional proximity card badge systems to leading-edge OSDP, security devices, control access to your facility every day of the year. Houle can help manage ingress and egress from your facility to keep your site secure.
  • Video Surveillance
    Houle provides the latest offerings in IP CCTV and Video Management systems from the leading manufacturers.

Scope of Work

Completed: 2015

Owner: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. When MDA needed to improve the access control in their corporate offices, they chose Houle’s Security team to replace their cardkey system with a newer Access Control Manager (ACM) system. The facility had Secret and Top Secret Federal Clearance and US Federal Clearance requirements.

Houle technicians assisted MDA with the conversion of their CardKey database into the new ACM server prior to changing-over any hardware. The installation was seamless. It included the addition of several new surveillance cameras installed at strategic locations throughout the secured facility. The cameras recorded video using award-winning recorders.

The facility included numerous high security requirements that made the installation challenging. On-site coordination was required to ensure that the building was secure throughout the entire system change-over. These requirements had to be met for the access control as well as camera installations.