New cameras to be installed at jail


Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader



A new camera system will soon be installed at the Logan County Detention Center. Members of the fiscal court approved a bid Tuesday, May 10 for $44,284 from Quality Security and Surveillance out of Bowling Green to put in the state-of-the-art GeoVision megapixel IP network system that will coincide with a computer.

Quality Security and Surveillance specializes in installing and servicing security and camera systems for residential and commercial applications. They have worked in jails before and are skilled in placement and optimal usage of the system to better protect guards and inmates. Their staff has more than 25 years of combined experience in the security industry.

The current cameras at the jail are outdated and are not working as they should. According to jailer Phil Gregory, a camera system is one of the most important tools at a jail as far as safety goes.

We want to insure that everyone at the jail and visiting the jail are safe,” Gregory said. “Safety for our employees and safety for the inmates residing here is of the utmost importance.”

Quality Security and Surveillance was not the lowest bid of three submitted, however, Gregory recommended the business saying he would like to “do it right” the first time and install a system that would be beneficial for years to come.

One of the teetering aspects of the Quality Security and Surveillance bid was its three year warranty on parts and labor. One of the other bids only had one year for labor, which Gregory said could be costly if needed. One bid was incomplete and disregarded.

The cameras will be placed inside the cells, common areas, entrances and other areas.

Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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