Lansing police want to install video security system in village

2012-07-14T00:00:00Z Lansing police want to install video security system in villageBy Gregory Tejeda Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
July 14, 2012 12:00 am  • 

LANSING | The Village Board is likely next week to award a contract to a Burr Ridge-based company to install a new video security system for use by the Police Department around the south suburb.

Bids for the contract were sought last month, and four companies expressed interest.

The lowest of those four bids was from MidCo Inc., which wants $139,700 for the project. The contract was placed on the agenda for the Village Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, and final consideration will come at that time.

Police Cmdr. John Koch said the bid was far lower than the highest bid of $232,310, and that MidCo has a track record of working with such systems.

MidCo has installed similar video systems for police in suburbs such as Aurora, Elk Grove Village, Glendale Heights, Palatine and Skokie, and also recently installed a video security system at the Aon Center in downtown Chicago.

The new video security system for Lansing police would allow them to monitor certain locations around the village and also would provide recording of their booking and processing procedures, among other services, said Mark Coyle, of Correct Electric Inc. The Montgomery-based company also helped Lansing police coordinate their search for a firm to handle the new security system.

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