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County approves RFP form for courthouse security

Lt. Paul Havel recently presented the Lake County Board of Commissioners with a request for proposals intended to solicit vendors for security-related upgrades to the Lake County Courthouse.

The RFP proposal followed a previously-issued directive by the commissioners to develop a solicitation for vendors.

The county is looking at upgrading security measures at the courthouse, with a focus on updated cameras as well as expanded card-access entry points.

The RFP was released on Tuesday, May 28, and proposals must be received by the county by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21, according to the RFP documents.

The documents calls for up to 78 internal and 12 external cameras, which will be contemporary IP-based units to replace the analog cameras currently in place.

Card access updates would apply to a minimum of 12 doors, the documents said.

Current components in place at the Lake County Jail include 32 analog cameras and three IP cameras with two 16-channel monitors and one 9-channel monitor.

Commissioner Dan Shoun asked if there was any way to ensure there won’t be issues of future obsolescence in the years to come.

Havel said that the system under consideration with digital IP cameras is current technology, and that the obsolescence is likely with the current system they are working to replace.

Shoun said he felt it would be reasonable to request advance notice on system changes that may prevent this type of issue arising in the future.

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