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Frederick Co. adult detention center control room gets first upgrade in over 35 years

Posted at 9:50 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 09:50:34-05

FREDERICK, Md. — Contractors and Frederick County Facility Maintenance technicians recently completed an upgrade to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center (FCADC) control room’s cabinetry and desk area.

This is something that has not been done since 1984 when the system was initially installed.

“This project modernizes the existing control set-up, providing a more ergonomic work environment for our correctional officers, working 12-hour shifts, who monitor the daily activities within the facility,” said Capt. Timothy Selin, FCADC Administrative Services Division director.

The modernization of the control room, which took about 45 days, includes:

  • Removal of existing wiring below the floor
  • Relocation of computer and monitoring equipment
  • New, larger monitoring screens
  • New desk area
  • Complete paint job
  • New LED lighting.

Along with this recent upgrade, over the years the FCADC control room received camera upgrades, transitioning from black and white to color and then analog to digital. Additionally, there have been multiple door control system upgrades.

The first was in 1996, and they were upgraded again in 2006 and 2018.