The work in this 800+bed jail included the replacement of all Touch Screen and PLC systems that monitor and control the doors and all subsystems including intercom, paging, CCTV, utility controls, inmate telephone, fire alarm, a multi-technological perimeter security system, personal duress alarm, and UPS systems. Also included was the expansion of the above systems and the fire alarm systems within the jail and the expansion of the systems into the existing Courthouse as well as a new 5 courtroom expansion of the existing courthouse.
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.
Initially the project was a renovation of the systems under Heery International (through the Schematic Phase). The Owner then hired DLR Architects to take the project through design completion and construction, requesting that DLR hire HK for the security electronics portions of the project.
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 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.