CASE STUDY

Chicago Housing Authority – Security Cameras

Highlights:

Government / Large Local Housing Authority

Services:

  • Network Services - Premise Distribution Wiring Solutions

  • Fiber Optic Cabling Infrastructure

  • IP-CCTV Camera Systems

Solution:

Hubbell Premise Wiring - Cat6E Solution

Axis IP Cameras

Partner:

Hubbell

Axis

Challenges:

  • Because this project was in an existing building that was occupied by tenants, the project had to be performed while limiting any disturbance to the tenants.

  • This was a retrofit project that needed 24 hours/7 days a week monitoring. 

Benefits/Results:

  • CHA security, locally as well as at the CHA headquarters, now has the ability to monitor the stairwell, hallways, elevators, special functions rooms, and entrances as needed.

  • The project was completed within budget and on-time.

  • A safer environment for the residents of CHA Judge Slater for years to come.

Overview:

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) oversees public housing in Chicago, IL. Among the over 20,000 apartments owned by the CHA, over 9,000 are reserved for senior citizens. One of the building for seniors is CHA Judge Slater, a 16 story building constructed in 1966 on the south side of Chicago.  DTI was tasked with installing cameras in the elevators, inside the building, and in the outside area of CHA Judge Slater to enhance the security of the residents living in the building.

 

DTI’s work on the project was well received by the prime contractor:

 

“I had the pleasure of working with Tony (Henry) and his team at DTI on a large scale renovation project for the Chicago Housing Authority. Their scope consisted of installation of (80) IP CCTV Cameras + (2) Elevator IP Cameras, and Hubbell Cat6e Infrastructure Wiring as well as a new Server Cabinet. Tony maintained constant presence throughout the project and ensured that it was delivered on time to a satisfied client. I welcome the opportunity to work with Tony and DTI in the future.”

 

----- Neil C. Francis, Chief Operating Officer / Executive Vice President - Construction

DTI’s Roles

 

As a subcontractor, DTI was the low voltage contractor for the IP-CCTV System and followed all the BICSI and Axis standards and protocols. This work included the following:

 

  • The fiber optic backbone installation from the MDF (Main Distribution Frame) to the IDF (Intermediate Distribution Frame) in the elevator control room.

 

  • All Cat 6E horizontal data cable runs to each of the IP Cameras.

 

  • Installation of Axis IP cameras and installation of an HP server with Genetec software to capture all video feeds.

 

  • Installation of all network gear, switches, servers, and uninterrupted power supply in the MDF room.