Project Profile: Union County Juvenile Detention Center, New Jersey

Project: Security & Security Communications Design Services

Scope of Work: Professional Systems Engineering, LLC provided program design services and construction administration including the design of master control center that was comprised of main touchscreens, server computer system and the headend systems for video surveillance, intercom and paging system.

PSE provided security, intake fencing, and security communications infrastructure consulting, design and engineering services. PSE also designed site-wide card access door monitoring and control system intercom paging.

This project provides for the design and construction of a new 80-bed juvenile facility to include about 72,000 SF of housing and program space. It is designed to be a state-of-the-art juvenile detention facility providing much needed rehabilitative care. The young, at-risk population, that has been routinely under served nationally, will be afforded a positive reinforced social environment while in a secure setting.

The following engineering services were provided:


  • Door control/monitoring of security doors and gates
  • Room control/monitoring
  • Central control design layout
  • Local control stations design and layout
  • Networked programmable control (PLC) and touch screen computer system (TSC)
  • Indoor and exterior Close Circuit Television (CCTV) system
  • Digital video recording of all cameras
  • Security intercom and paging system

Access Control/Personnel Safety

  • IR/RF wireless duress system
  • Access control system proximity card reader access to selected doors and all housing unit cells
  • Housing unit utility control
  • Watch Tour system

Fencing for Intake Area

  • Door/gate control/monitoring for the intake sallyport
  • Building-mounted exterior cameras
  • Main entry gate control and intercom system

Union County Detention Center, Elizabeth, NJ
Services for Youth Detention Assessment and Shelter Facilities
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