CML Security has completed updating the CCTV system for the Laramie County Detention Facility in Cheyenne, WY. The scope of this 4-month project included migrating all existing CCTV cameras from analog to IP, providing 24 new HD cameras, two 60” and two 47” monitors in central control, and four remote viewing stations, along with a new control desk top and ergonomic operating arms – all within an occupied facility. The facility will also soon be able to access live and recorded video on their County computers through a network bridge, allowing those with permission to access the new CCTV system from their existing computer, reducing the need for additional hardware purchases by the County.
The project team of Jim Brennan, System Support Division Manager; Nate Ingro, Lead Electronics Engineer; and Noah Schaefer, Electronics Intern, spent two grueling weeks inside the facility performing all system cutovers at night to ensure the new system was installed with limited interruption to the facility’s operation or video recording capabilities. The unforeseen issues present in any retrofit project were addressed in tandem with the facility’s personnel as a team to ensure no inmate or officer safety was compromised, exceeding the expectations of the facility commanders.