Security Replacement and Courthouse Renovation
The work in this 800+bed jail included the total replacement of all Touch Screen systems, the PLC system that monitors and controls the doors and all subsystems including intercoms and paging, CCTV systems, utility controls, inmate telephone, fire alarm, a multi-technological perimeter security system, personal duress alarm system, etc.
Also included was the expansion of the existing CCTV systems, the personal duress, and fire alarm systems within the jail and the expansion of the door monitoring, intercom, paging systems into the existing Courthouse and a 5 courtroom expansion within the courthouse itself.
The touch screen system consisted of a 19-node touch screen system controlling a 6-node PLC system distributed throughout the facility. The courthouse designs included a separate building security system with access control (card reader) systems, separate CCTV, and motion detection systems integrated to the Court Building Security Control Officer’s Station. HK’s contract for the jail portion of the project began as a total renovation of the systems under Heery International (through the Schematic Phase).
The Owner then hired DLR Architects to take the project through the Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration phases requesting that DLR hire HK for the security electronics portions of the project (while DLR was to provide Control Room Renovation architectural services).
Simultaneous to this, KMD and HK were awarded a separate project for the adjacent Courthouse renovation which would provide 5 additional courtrooms. HK pointed out to the Owner that while the Building Security for the Courthouse could be designed and built by a separate contractor, the security electronics associated with inmate movement which was to be monitored and controlled from and by the Jail Security Electronics Rooms would be better provided as part of the Jail Renovation Project.