City Official Claims Security Integrator Is a Thief

By Carlton Purvis, Published Nov 01, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

City gets $200,000 grant for cameras. City hires integrator to procure and install system. Sounds common enough except when it blows up with arrests and allegations. Who's right? The city official or the integrator?

In this note, we share our findings from reviewing the contracting documents and speaking with the integrator.

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Comments (4)

Sounds to me like the councilor had another contractor in mind for this... secondly, where in the world will a small town place 50 cameras?? I applaud this small town for taking the initiative but is it really warranted?

The grant was originally for 200 cameras. ($1,000 per camera, installed.)

Does this 'city', with 9,835 people, originally planning / expecting to get 200 cameras at $1,000 each make this more or less crazy? I am going for more...

TOTALLY AGREE! The REAL scandal is the fact that a small town in the middle of nowehere can obtain a $200 Grant for cameras, and the local Elementary School can't get $2k to secure their building with a simple intercom.

Who wants to tell me the system isn't broke?

Nice.....

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