A much needed renovation is on the way for the Elbert County Detention Center’s surveillance system.
Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the current system is almost doing more harm than good at this point.
“Part of the cameras do not work, and they are such poor quality that it is hard to identify people”, explained Thomas. “So, we really need a new system over there.”
The commission received two bids for the system overall, with the low bid coming from Albica Computers LLC, which is located in Elberton, GA.
Lee Hammond with Albica explained part of the problem with the current system to the commissioners, and that they will do all they can to complete the project with little inference to the video system.
“The old analog lines are part of the problem, whoever put in the first system ran those lines along with power lines, and that is part of the problem in the jailhouse”, said Hammond. “We’ll run the cable, leave the old system in play, then get the new system up so we can keep their cameras going the best we can while trying to implement the new system.”
A motion was made to go with the low bid from Albica Computers at a price of $17,500; which passed with a unanimous vote from the commissioners.
The project will be paid for using SPLOST funds.