Recently Lake County’s Board of Commissioners formally approved a contract with Basin Telecom of Klamath Falls for an extensive upgrade to security-related infrastructure at the Lake County Courthouse.
The Commissioners approved the contract on Wednesday, Aug. 21, after extensive discussion during a work session a day earlier with the courthouse security manager, Lt. Paul Havel.
The complete installation’s cost for the upgrade of security cameras, which includes the cost of the new digital IP cameras as well as the network video recorder (NVR) data collection and storage equipment, is $158,977.
The cost for implementation of card-access locks at certain points within the courthouse facility came in at $22,354.38.
Commissioner Brad Winters noted that the project budget had been discussed with Havel prior, and the County had budgeted funds for the project.
During the Commissioners’ Tuesday, Aug. 20, work session, Havel reported he’d met with Basin Telecom for setting up a site review for implementation of the installations.
Most of the discussion with the Commissioners focused on ‘scalable’ elements for the County’s needs. For example, Havel said that the wall viewer unit could be scaled to fit the number of cameras needed for installation.
A battery back-up component is not scalable to the project’s scope, he said, by design. This back–up unit maintains operations during the occasional power surge, but will not sustain operations in the event of an extended power failure period, Havel said.