North Island Hospitals

New Construction



  • Access Control
    From traditional pin-pad or proximity card swipe systems to cutting-edge biometric security devices, Houle can help manage ingress and egress from your facility.
  • Dementia Monitoring
    Houle offers smart-room dementia monitoring which includes installing passive sensors in a dementia resident’s suite that passively monitors the person’s behaviors and automatically alerts care staff when the system detects abnormal behaviors.
  • Intercom Systems
    Houle designs, supplies, and installs hands-free intercom systems that can be your critical link between departments.
  • Intrusion Detection
    Houle supplies and installs motion sensors, glassbreak sensors, door contacts, and beam detectors, so you can protect your most valuable assets.
  • Nurse Call & Code Alarms
    Houle’s nurse call solutions enable patients to alert staff for assistance in healthcare facilities and for staff to communicate amongst themselves.
  • Panic/Duress
    Houle can protect your employees and visitors from assault or other hazards with our wired or wireless emergency duress systems. When an emergency occurs, a simple push of the panic alarm notifies others of the situation.
  • Public Address
    Through our public address solutions, Houle can add effortless ambiance to your facility while providing you with a building-wide communication system for emergencies.
  • Real-Time Locating System
    At Houle, we offer solutions that enable you to place active or passive tags on equipment and people to track their locations inside or outside buildings.
  • Video Surveillance
    With Houle's video surveillance system, you can monitor activity in your facility using closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

Scope of Work

Completed: 2017

Owner: Vancouver Island Health Authority

Two new hospitals were built to benefit Vancouver Island patients living in the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and the surrounding communities. New facilities were needed because each community had older hospitals requiring modernization. The 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital in Courtenay will comprise a total of 428,700 square feet while the 95-bed in Campbell River will comprise of a total of 348,000 square feet. Each hospital will have University of British Columbia academic teaching space.

Houle was responsible for the design assist, installation, integration, and commissioning for low voltage systems for both hospitals. Systems include access control, video surveillance, intrusion, panic, intercom, public address, real-time location system (RTLS), nurse call, and dementia monitoring. Most systems are required to integrate together to allow for triggering auxiliary alarms on additional systems to provide redundancy including connection to remote monitoring site.