Systems were fully designed for a Hard Bid to a Design/Build (CM/GC) General Contractor for a GMP.
This 320-bed facility included a medical wing expansion, and the total renovation of all security electronics systems throughout the facility with a new custom 12-node touch screen graphic computer system, as well as the renovation of the detached Sheriff’s building.
The touch screens and video monitors were distributed throughout the indirect officers’ stations and a new 2-station Center Control Room was provided. The system was networked to a PLC system equipped with redundant processors and power supplies for the controlling and monitoring of doors, intercom & paging, CCTV surveillance television, and duress alarm systems. It included control of power, lighting, inmate telephones and HVAC circuits throughout the housing areas.
Surveillance television recording included all video at low resolution low frame rates for general surveillance and high resolution and high frame rates (4CIF@ 15 fps) for all video as well as audio associated with events such as door control and alarm conditions (Video associated with duress and other alarm types is recorded 15 seconds prior to alarm activation through the use of a buffer).
Also included was a full on-site video visitation system, visitor’s intercom systems, and roughin for an owner-provided video arraignment, card access systems, and UPS systems.
A challenge of this project was the need for a hot cut-over from the existing system to the new system with limited interruptions in facility operations. While this is typical for HK’s projects, the fact that the existing Central Control Room and Security Electronics room was the same room and the equipment racks and control consoles were one and the same made for a particularly interesting phase/sequencing design.
HK’s services were extended to include security commissioning.