FARMINGTON -- A $78,400 security system overhaul in the 120-bed minimum-security Davis Work Center will take place immediately to further ensure public safety.
On Tuesday, the Davis County Commission approved a contract with Prism Systems Corp. of South Jordan for the work. The Davis Work Center, located at 883 W. Clark Lane, is where work release inmates are held overnight.
The project involves removing the center's existing alarm system, which is experiencing electrical problems, and replacing it with the security and control system currently used in the main Davis County correctional facility, Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson said.
When the work center was originally built in 1998 the security and control system in the building was "totally autonomous" from the sheriff's office main facility, Richardson said.
"We have ran with that system in the work center to where the company (that installed it) doesn't produce the replacement parts," he said.
As a result, it is more cost efficient to install an alarm system that can work jointly with the system the county uses in its main facility, Richardson said, versus building another totally independent system.
"What is being alarmed is that main floor (of the center)," Richardson said.
The two-story center houses on its main floor non-violent offenders, offering them court-approved work release to remain employed. The second floor of the center serves as office space for Adult Probation and Parole (APP).
Davis County Clerk/Auditor Steve Rawlings said the work on the center will be paid for using existing funds in the Davis County Sheriff's Office budget.
The security replacement project is to begin immediately, with the intent of having it completed within a few months, Richardson said.