Security and IT Infrastructure ONCJ

Project completed
Commemorative plaque on IT equipment
The security level at Hungarian courts is improved thanks to the purchase of x-ray screening facilities and metal detectors. New IT equipment facilitates the work of the judicial personnel. © SECO

In Hungary, bomb threats have become a real problem for the judicial system and their number has been increasing over the last few years. Visitors and their baggage need to be screened in order to make sure no explosives or weapons are brought into the courts. Unfortunately, many court buildings do not have the required facilities for the screening of visitors and the security checks need to be conducted by security personnel. The project aims to improve the security level at selected courts across all regions of Hungary through the purchase of x-ray screening facilities and metal detectors, and to enhance the IT infrastructure of the courts through the purchase of IT equipment.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Hungary
Enhanced security and safety
Modernisation of the Judiciary
01.09.2012 - 31.03.2017
CHF 4'226'875

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Background

The overall objective is to enhance public and border security and to improve working conditions of security related institutions. More specifically, this project aims to improve and facilitate the security law implementation and its enforcement as well as improve the conditions of judicial personnel, enabling a safer and faster working environment.

Hungarian registration number: SH 9/2/2

Objectives

The project aims at improving and facilitating the security law implementation and its enforcement. The project also aims at improving the working conditions of judicial personnel, enabling a safer and faster working environment.

Target groups

The direct beneficiaries of the project are the nationwide court system with its 9'800 employees. The indirect beneficiaries are the Hungarian citizens and also foreign citizens or organisations that might be in contact with the judicial system and the Hungarian courts.

Activities
  • Purchase and installation of 104 metal detector gates and 45 X-ray scanners
  • Purchase of 1'000 PCs, 2 servers, 167 network switches and 1 hardware firewall system
     

 

Results

Achieved results:  

  • All the planned 45 packet screening machines and 104 metal detector gates under the security sub-project were installed at selective court buildings in North-Eastern and Central Hungary by 31 December 2014 and are in daily use.
  • Thanks to cost savings and exchange rate gains 4 new metal detection gates, 7 new X-ray package screening devices and 150 hand-held metal detection equipment could be additionally purchased.
  • Under the IT sub-project, 901 new work stations for the court rooms, 284 new office work stations and 164 pieces of network equipment have been installed at the same court buildings.
  • Safe and reliable online access to the data of judicial records for the court buildings and the National Office for the Judiciary is now ensured.


Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
  • Hungarian National Development Agency

Implementing partner
VÁTI Ltd and National Office for the Judiciary
 

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   4'226'875 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   4'120'869
Project phases

Phase 2 01.09.2012 - 31.03.2017   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.09.2012 - 31.05.2017   (Completed)