Florida Civil Commitment Center

Security Upgrades

About this Project

OCI Associates, Inc. provided engineering services for an upgrade project for the Department of Children and Families at the Florida Civil
Commitment Facility in Arcadia, Florida with SchenkelShultz Architects. The Sexually Violent Predators (SVP) Treatment Center needed electrical upgrades to the perimeter fencing, signal cabling, cameras, intercom and conduit to the existing facility. The facility has an Administration Building and four secure buildings for inmates.

The project objective was for OCI to provide power and raceways for several security gates and cameras. We made provisions to provide power, telecommunications, and fire alarm for a mailroom trailer that was going to be installed. We also provided power for a new well pump and landscape lighting at the entry to the Administration Building.

An extensive site visit was needed to determine the necessary routing of all the raceways so that we minimized the amount of work in secure areas. Our team worked closely with Jeff Donovan (Maintenance Supervisor) and Paul Pye (Business Manager) with The GEO Group to gain access to the facility and to finalize the design. We also worked closely with the FCC hired contractor, Metroplex Control Systems, Inc. (MCS), to determine the routing of all security camera and gate controller cables.

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