Des Plaines to consider new camera security system

The Des Plaines City Council on Monday will consider approval of a $98,313 contract to replace an analog video camera security system with a digital system.

The current system is outdated technology and does not provide full video coverage of the police department, city hall, train station and Levee 50, Director of Information Technology Romeo Sora and Police Chief Bill Kushner said in a report.

The digital system uses IP-based technology with increased video storage capacity and includes 76 new cameras. The city received six bids, ranging from $68,000 to $238,000, but the low bid did not meet the requirement to use Panasonic products and was eliminated, the report states.

Sora and Kushner recommended the contract be awarded to Lisle-based Precision Control Systems of Chicago Inc., with $50,000 of the cost coming from the IT budget and $48,313 from the police department's Asset Forfeiture Fund.

The item is on the consent agenda, meaning it will not be discussed unless one of the aldermen requests further consideration.

The council meets at 7 p.m. at 1420 Miner St.

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