Portfolio: Construction/Electronics

Raleigh, NC

Wake County Detention Center Common Area

Project at a Glance

  • Facility Name:
    Wake County Detention Center
  • Location:
    Raleigh, NC
  • Category:
  • Architect:
    Jim Gabel / HDR
  • General Contractor:
    John Harris / Skanska Building Corp.
  • Date of Completion:
    March 2012

By the Numbers

Size: 532,147 SF

Beds: 1,984

Overall Project Value: $7.7 Million

Project Description

Cornerstone Detention Products, Inc. assisted with a $7.7M contract to furnish and install the detention equipment and security electronics at the Wake County Detention Center in Raleigh, NC. This is a state-of-the-art facility that was designed to offer a better flow of inmate processing an at the same time save taxpayers money. This expansion was funded in part by a $3M grant offered through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for energy saving projects.

Also part of the project was a security package that included furnishing and installing security hollow metal and mesh, security glass and detention furnishings as well as Airteq pneumatic locking systems and sliding devices.

Cornerstone Detention Products, Inc. engineered, programmed, and installed the electronic security controls in the facility. The integrated systems consisted of touchscreen computer stations, PLC locking door controls, CCTV, intercom, paging, card access, UPS power systems, and a video visitation system. The electronic portion included upgrading the existing building along with the new construction. The existing and new electronics were integrated into an cohesive system.


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