A $364,429.09 NJ contract for 300+ cameras is being installed with no evidence that contractors have the required license or are paying workers prevailing wages, providing Verkada and its partners SHI International and Reliant (previously covered in Man Convicted for $11 Million Fraud) an important competitive advantage.
For more than a month, IPVM inquired with the school district, Reliant and SHI International, specifically about the lack of license and prevailing wages:
SHI said they would answer our questions but never did.
Reliant's owner Tim Burns responded countering that "a business I also own is also building a $2mm office building in NJ" but refused to address what license Reliant has nor whether he was paying prevailing wages.
The school district told IPVM that it is "the responsibility of SHI and their contractors and subcontractors" to follow the signed agreement and they took the "unusual step" of not making final payment if and until the contractors "provide [the school district] certified payroll records to confirm they are paying prevailing wages to their workers."