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18 SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE • November/December 2017 • www. SecurityInfoWatch.com COVER STORY s security projects go, correctional facilities present a unique set of cir- cumstances for security systems integrators and their fellow A&E partners and just as daunting a challenge to the end user. Not only are you subject to strin- gent timelines, tight budgets, along with state and federal oversight but the project team must keep the current systems up and running throughout the entire project. So it was for Jarod Schechter, Captain and Support Division Commander for Sedgwick County's Sher- iff Depart and his project team as they partnered with Mead & Hunt, a national firm offering design services in the fields of planning , design, architec- ture and engineering and integrators from Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, in an extensive and broad-based retrofit of the Sedgwick County Adult Detention Facility. The project has been recognized by Security Tech- nology Executive and SD&I magazines, along with SecurityInfoWatch.com and SecuritySpecifiers.com The team for the Sedgwick County Correctional facility retrofit included, (L-R) Jeff Pronschinske, security project leader for Mead & Hunt, Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter, Jarod Schechter, Captain and Support Division Commander for Sedgwick County's Sheriff Depart and Brenda M. Dietzman, Colonel, Sedgwick County Sheriff 's Office. Total retrofit presents challenges for collaborative project team Sedgwick County correctional facility project named top security project of 2017 with Elliot A. Boxerbaum award By Steve Lask y Photo Courtesy of Mead & Hunt as the Elliot A. Boxerbaum Memorial Award winner for best security project of 2017 (see sidebar for full details on the award). Bringing Security into the 21st Century At 468,000 SF and 1,200 beds, the Sedgwick County ADF is the largest correctional facility in the state of Kansas. More than 25 years old, the original pro- prietary door control systems were failing and the obsolete security system was in serious need of an upgrade and required replacement. This project involved a complete upgrade and replacement of existing Simplex jail security system while making effective reuse of the existing cable infrastructure. Another major job was the complete replacement of the existing video surveillance sys- tem requiring a total replacement of the antiquated analog video system to an advanced digital system A

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