CORRECTIONS / JUSTICE Monitoring Security

Project Profile: Lexington-Fayette County Detention Center, Kentucky

Project: Correctional Security & Fire Systems Design & Consulting

Scope of Work: Professional Systems Engineering, LLC provided systems design and consulting services for control, communications, detention systems, and infrastructure.

A $60 million facility, built in 18 months, required full design build engineering services for security and fire systems. The $11 million detention security package used state-of-the-art designs, high-tech server/IT solutions, and multiple layered secure zones to assure officer, inmate, and community safety.

This 400,000 SF facility encompasses multiple county/city jurisdictions in the Lexington, Kentucky area. Because the design/build contracts awarded approached a cost of $60 million, the owner and planners obtained expert fire, teledata communications, audio, multimedia, and video consulting provided by PSE. The project was lauded as a complete success.


  • Security planning master control center design with “passive access controls”
  • Security and electronic detection systems program development, design review and commissioning services
  • Computer architecture design for security
  • Touchscreen control with digital multiplexed video surveillance
  • Complete PLC integration including access control, multiple touchscreen stations, door control, monitoring, CCTV, and intercoms
  • Twenty-four video conference stations with ISDN, H.323 and SONET ring capabilities to city courts

  • Acoustical review of day spaces
  • Advanced teledata/video and information technologies facilitation and engineering using gigabit layer 3 switching
  • Digital studio television and recording systems for site-wide distribution and training including satellite TVRO facilities
  • Large bandwidth digital data/telecom/video/WAN design for integration to County Government
  • Data/telecom/video RFP preparation valued at $2.3 million
  • Fire/life safety systems consulting to the design/build team
  • Fire alarm/fire protection review preparation
Lexington-Fayette County Detention Center, KY - Correctional Security
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