Spearfish’s City Hall and Fire Station 1 on Canyon Street will receive security updates this year following the approval of the proposed 2018 Security Upgrade Project. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, Gene’s Lock Shop presented the $41,768.90 proposal to the city council, which outlined the conversion of the two buildings to a proximity reader entry system compatible with the current security camera system.
This proposal was submitted in response to the city’s request for proposals for the project. According to Public Works Administrator Cheryl Johnson, two proposal were initially submitted but both were estimated to cost over the $37,000 budget marked by the city. City staff then modified the project scope to come more in line with budget number and recommended the proposal for approval by the council.
The upgrades will address locking systems on interior and exterior doors of both buildings, which will now require issued cards or key fobs for entry. Spearfish Police Chief Pat Rotert explained that while several doors in city hall are currently electronically controllable, they were installed nearly two decades ago when the security system was on an alarm system framework that is now outdated. The new system will also allow for integration with the city’s security camera system and involves migrating the current electronic access system to the new system, which will also allow for future expansion. The project is expected to be completed in 2018.
The Spearfish City Council voted unanimously to accept the proposal at the August 6th meeting. Find full meeting minutes here.
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