Illinois City Considering $98K Upgrade to Video Surveillance Security System

The contract proposal will install 76 new security cameras, replacing analog with digital.

DES PLAINES, Ill. — An outdated video surveillance security system has city council here considering the approval of a near-$100,000 upgrade.

The Chicago Daily Herald reports the Des Plaines City Council on Monday will contemplate replacing its analog security camera system in favor of a $98,313 contract for a digital system.

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The current system does not provide full video surveillance of the police department, city hall, train station and Levee 50, according to Police Chief Bill Kushner and Director of Information Technology Romeo Sora.

According to the report, the city turned down the lowest of the six bids it received because it did not meet certain requirements. Kushner and Sora recommended awarding the contract to Precision Control Systems of Chicago Inc. The digital system will feature 76 new security cameras that use IP-based technology. The cameras also have increased video storage capacity.

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