Electronic Control and Locking Systems






A. Drawings and general provisions of Contract, including General and Supplementary Conditions and Division 1 Specification sections, apply to work of this section.


  1. General Electrical Provisions
  2. Raceways, Boxes and Fittings
  3. Conductors
  4. Security Control System


  1. Furnish and install a touch screen control station to act as the operator interface between corrections officers and the PLC-based control electronics. Develop a touch screen applications program, user-definable database, and a series of custom screen graphics to interface with the PLC system.
  2. The complete system shall achieve its response time, flexibility, reliability, and security through a combination of software, file management, and specific system architecture requirements. Minimum hardware standards are specified herein, but faster hardware and/or software shall be installed at no additional cost, if required to meet the system performance requirements.
  3. Use a combination of graphics accelerator, fast CPU, RAM caching, file management, and fast data communications to achieve desired system response.
  4. Utilize dedicated, custom applications software specifically written and optimized for use as a security touch screen control system and designed to interface with drivers and subroutines.


  1. Response Time:
  1. Control: The maximum time lag between touching any control icon and activation of its associated control function (i.e., door unlock, intercom/CCTV select, etc.) shall not exceed 250 milliseconds, which represents the speed at which control activation begins and does not include the electro-mechanical response time of the device (i.e., additional time may be taken by the device in order to operate).
  2. Indication/Alarm: The maximum time lag between any input event (i.e., call request, door position alarm, etc.) and the state change of its associated icon shall not exceed 250 milliseconds.
  3. Screen Changes: The time lag required to leave one touch screen floor plan display and generate another screen shall not exceed 500 milliseconds.
  4. Recovery Time: In the event of a major system fault, the system must recover (reboot) within 45 seconds of the initial fault event.
  5. Restoration Time: In the event of a system fault due to major data loss or data file corruption, the system must be capable of complete restoration through backup floppy disk or CD ROM within 20 minutes of the fault event.
  • Flexibility and Reliability:
    1. Future Upgrades: Support migration from the original application operating environment to continuing upgrades of those operating environments. Have software development support to provide these future upgrades at reasonable cost to the Owner.
    2. Self-Diagnostics: Diagnostic LED’s and trouble outputs I/O’s shall be individually displayed with associated message as trouble indications at the touch screen control station.


  1. Screen View: The screen view will consist of the graphics display. In general it will not change as the graphic pages change from one screen to the next.
  2. Graphic Maps: The graphic maps on each touch screen will generally consist of floor plans that identify the location and status of the different monitored and controlled devices with icon displays.
  3. Map: The facility site map will be displayed on a single screen. The building and fence line will be shown. The building will be color coded to indicate the status of the building. Provide complete system wiring and programming from PLC termination points.
    1. Duress Alarm Annunciation: When the duress alarm is activated in a building, the building will flash blue and a tone will sound. When the alarm is acknowledged the building will become solid blue and the tone will silence. Pressing the reset icon clears the alarm and the building will return to the normal color.
  4. Event Selection:
    1. Direct Selection Method: From the displayed graphics, the operator may directly select the event by touching the active icon.
    2. No Event Method: To establish communications directly with a non-active icon such as a door or cell, or to select a camera, the operator may touch the icon directly from the appropriate graphic map.
  5. Security:
    1. Access to the touch screen control stations shall be password protected and all operators shall log onto the system using a unique, personal identification number (PIN). A combination of the correct PIN and password shall be required in order to access the system administration level at which PIN’s and PIN rights are assigned. Multiple levels of password protection shall be available.
    2. Access to all other administrative functions such as PLC programming and LAN management shall be password protected at multiple security levels for security.
    3. Pressing the “Log Off” icon will secure the touch screen from unauthorized use and require a PIN number to log back on.
  6. Touch Screen Sharing Functions:
    1. When activated, primary and secondary touch screens will share an Events Queue and may respond to action requests equally on a first-come, first-serve basis. An event icon selected by a shared touch screen will be displayed in a unique color to show that the function is busy.


  1. Screen Design: Design each screen to consist of only two parts: a menu bar on the right and a graphic map on the left. Place both elements on top of a white background.
  2. Map Design: Provide a plan view of the controlled area showing walls with a 50% gray scale laid over a 10% gray scale background. Use room labels and other label nomenclature most meaningful to the user, as opposed to architectural room numbers or other design-related nomenclature.
  3. Icon Designs and State Cues: Use icon designs that will be intuitive to the user, such as a door swings for door controls and telephones for telephone cut off. Provide both visual (for color blind) users and color cues to represent state changes. For example, the following cues apply to cell or movement door with intercom and call button:
Open Raised Open Door Swing Red w/Gray Button
Closed Raised Closed Door Swing Green w/Gray Button
Unanswered Call Raised Flashing Yellow-Button
Selected Door Sunk Solid Yellow-Button


  1. Provide UPS back up for all touch screen CPU’s, CRT’s and PLC CPU’s.
  2. Size UPS for 30 minutes operation or until the generator for power backup starts.


  1. Configure the number of processor sites and remote I/O drops to obtain one-way response time (remote I/O update time plus scan time) of 50 milliseconds or better. Also configure the number of processors and processor sites to obtain 20% unused memory using the size PLCs specified herein.


  1. Theory of Operation:
    1. Submit full size, color state diagrams for each icon segment. Submit 14 calendar days prior to review meeting.
  2. Preliminary Screen Development:
    1. Submit full size, color graphic screen layouts. Indicate or show all pop up screen locations. Submit 14 calendar days prior to Owner Workshop and Demonstration.
  3. Licenses
    1. Transfer all software licenses to Owner at the completion of the project. Transfer shall include customer support rights.
    2. Fully comply with all license agreements for the installed software. Install sufficient quantities of each software program so that the Owner fully meets the intent of the publisher’s site license agreement. When in doubt, contact the publisher for an interpretation and comply with that interpretation.
  4. Record Documents
    1. Prepare and submit the licenses for all software installed on the system. Compile a list giving each program name, its installed version number, the number of copies installed, the serial number of each copy, the publisher’s name and address, and the publisher’s customer support telephone number.



  1. Touch Screen Control Station Computer and Fixed Programming Terminal
    1. IBM PC
    2. Dell
    3. Gateway
  2. TCS Graphics Accelerator Board
    1. Hercules Graphite Ruminator 64
    2. ATI Graphicspro Turbo
    3. Matrox MGA Impression Plus
  3. CRT/Touch Screen Overlay
    1. Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Technology
  4. Touch Screen Software
    1. Factory Link
    2. Wonderware
    3. Intellution
    4. CX-Supervisor
  5. General Components
    1. Duress Button: Telemecanique ZB2 BC4/BZ104
    2. Uninterruptible Power Supplies: Best, Topaz Exide
    3. 24 VDC Power Supplies: Power One, Lambda, Powerline, Int. Power
  6. Major Components:
    1. The system and component selection have been based on the control system. Equivalent systems from other manufacturers and may be submitted for approval. Contractor assumes responsibility for all engineering, products, interfaces for a complete operating system.


A. Touch Screen Control Stations (TCS’s) (Minimum Requirements)

  1. Touch Screen Control Station Computer (CPU)
    1. Intel P-III processor in a mini-tower or desktop case complete with 230-watt minimum power supply and minimum of four PCI/ISA expansion slots.
    2. 250 MB minimum dynamic RAM installed
    3. 50 Gig minimum drive, 10 ms access type. Typical
    4. 512K L2 Cache
    5. 1.44 MB, 3 ½ inch floppy drive
    6. CD ROM drive
    7. Zip drive for back up
    8. Integral speaker and sound events library configured to generate system chimes, alarm tones, and other required sounds
    9. Keyboard and Mouse
  2. Software: Loaded complete and fully optimized with operating system includes all necessary hardware and software.
  3. Integrate computer mounting into millwork below touch screen location.

B. Graphics Accelerator Board

  1. 64-bit, PCI-bus video accelerator with 2 Mbps data transfer rate or better
  2. Minimum Graphics Winmark score of 28M pixels per second
  3. 16 MB video RAM
  4. Display resolution of 1600 x 1200 16 bit color
  5. Installed complete with optimal video drivers for the touch screen application software

C. Flat Panel Monitor

  1. 20 inch minimum

D. Touch Screen Overlay

  1. Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Technology
  2. Minimum light transmission from the attached monitor of 92%.
  3. Stable positional accuracy without drift and maximum error of 0.125 inches, regardless of screen size. Resolution shall be 15 touch points/inch.
  4. Maximum activation force (human finger) of 3-4 ounces, software adjustable from one ounce to the maximum.
  5. Typical response time of 50 milliseconds or better.

E. Touch Screen Applications Software

  1. Produce accurate, color graphic representations of facility site plan and enlarged floor plan areas and import as backgrounds into the application program.
  2. Design program modules and subroutines to optimally interface with specific hardwire drivers and to take full advantage of the network operating system.

F. Operating System

  1. Provide Microsoft Windows 2000 or later.


  1. Theory of Operation: Develop and submit functional narratives and state diagrams based on the plans and specifications. The narratives are to describe the basic operational sequences for door controls, CCTV, intercom/paging, and other system functions. The state diagrams are to show the appearance, colors, actions and flow direction of each icon segment as they will appear in the current state and the next state.
  2. Review Meeting: Attend submittal review meeting to review Owner comments on the theory of operation submittal.
  3. Preliminary Screen Development: Incorporating all Owner theory of operation review comments, develop color-graphic screen representations for every system screen, including site plan, floor plans of controlled areas, typical housing unit, log on screen, pop up screens, emergency screens, menu bar screens, system administration and utility screens.
  4. Owner Workshop and Demonstration: Attend submittal review meeting along with a complete touch screen demonstration unit including touch screen monitor, computer, and software, and receiving Owner comments on the preliminary screens submittal, incorporate as many Owner review comments as possible into the software.
  5. Factory Testing: After demonstrating, incorporate all Owner review comments and re-demonstrate changes during the test.
  6. Performance Testing: During testing, incorporate all Owner review comments and re-demonstrate changes prior to the end of testing.
  7. Continuous Operational Testing: During testing, incorporate all owner review comments and re-demonstrate changes prior to the end of testing.


  1. Power supply outputs to integrated circuit devices shall be regulated to within plus or minus one percent of the rated voltage output.
  2. Unless otherwise indicated, door and lock status switches shall be supplied by external 24 VDC power supplies with over-voltage and short circuit protection.
  3. Provide 24 VAC power supplies for the CCTV cameras, heaters and blowers.
  4. Size as required for each system and location with a capacity of 150 percent of the intended maximum load.
  5. Class 2 power supplies shall be power limited to 100 watts with over-voltage and short circuit protection.


  1. Provide solid state inverter/charger and static bypass switch with less than 1/4 cycle, static transfer time, and frequency stability of 60 Hz + 1 Hz, voltage regulation of +8%, total harmonic distortion less than 5% and minimum output capacity and voltage as required for the systems protected.
  2. Provide sealed lead/acid type batteries.


  1. Communications between the control system and Touch Screen system shall be on a high speed, peer-to-peer industrial local area network.
  2. The LAN system shall use a twisted pair cable and communicate at one megabaud.


  1. Acceptable Manufacturers
    1. Dukane
    2. Rauland
    3. TOA
    4. ECA
  2. The system shall multi-link to allow one conversation per master station and shall allow all staff stations, directly connected to a master to communicate with that master station or the floor central control.
  3. Central switching and control system – The PLC equipment specified under Locking Control shall perform all logic and switching functions on the local area network data highway.
  4. Intercom select icons shall be integrated with camera system to call up cameras, as owner requires.
  5. Staff Stations shall be flush mounted at locations shown on plans. Stations to be constructed of 11 gauge stainless steel with a recessed tamperproof push-button switch.


  1. Acceptable Manufacturers
    1. Pelco
    2. Vicon
    3. Phillips
    4. Extreme CCTV (whiz Kid)
    5. Silent Witness
  2. All equipment and materials used shall be standard components of the listed manufacturers.
  3. All system components shall have been thoroughly tested and proven in actual use.


  1. Microprocessor-based video matrix switcher
    1. The matrix switcher will be microprocessor based cross point matrix capable of switching each input to any output within the system. It shall consist of an external CPU; input/output bays control keyboards, optional alarm interface unit together with all the software necessary for a complete operating system. Must be expandable to 256×64.


A. Vandal Resistant Dome with standard resolution color camera and auto focus lens

  1. Manufacturer shall offer technical support to either the dealer/installer or end user at no charge.
  2. The indoor/ outdoor camera shall consist of a semi-spherical polycarbonate dome affixed to a heavy cast aluminum base. The housing shall be resistant to impact and tampering once properly installed: access to the interior shall only be granted with the use of the supplied tool.
  3. The base and dome shall meet or exceed the following specifications:
    1. Housing height shall not exceed 3.75 inches and overall housing diameter shall not exceed 5.5 inches.
    2. The dome shall be impact resistant to repeated physical impact by blunt objects.
    3. The housing shall come with a 5-year warranty covering breakage by physical attack.
    4. The dome shall come with a standard removable black insert to partially disguise the position of the lens.
    5. The housing shall be watertight, suitable for outdoor installations with a NEMA 4x rating.
    6. The housing shall have mounting holes specifically designed to mount the camera on a standard double-gang electrical box
    7. The electronic components shall include a voltage regulator board that is configurable to accept any input power in the range of 12-40vdc or 12-28 vac.


A. Shall be 21-inch color monitors

  1. Monitors shall be 21-inch color with 450 TV lines of resolution.
  2. Monitors shall have looping: high impedance inputs
  3. Rear panel shall have audio in, audio out, s-vhs in, s-vhs out, video in, and video out connectors.
  4. Monitors will be mounted on countertop.
  5. Monitors shall be used for both regular viewing and camera call up.


A. Shall meet or exceed the specifications of the AurorAcord by Vicon

  1. Motion biased compensation for extended recording duration
  2. Museum/event search of recorded video
  3. 16x digital zoom in live or playback improves identification.
  4. 16 alarm inputs
  5. 8 multiscreen displays
  6. Multiple hard drive configurations


  1. All cable shall be continuous from camera to switcher
  2. All coaxial cable shall be pure copper center conductor



  1. Obtain approval of duress alarm station location and placement prior to installation. Locate stations for easy and unobstructed access. Locate in such a way that the device cannot be accidentally activated by normal personnel movement and activities. Locate under desk stations so as not to be an obstruction or cause injury as a result of normal leg movement.
  2. Comply with the manufacturer’s recommendations, procedures and standards for the assembly and operation of the systems installed.
  3. Provide relay output contact closures for interfacing to CCTV alarm switches and intercommunication and operator interface sections for providing all required logic control functions described under this section. Provide relay output modules (add interposing relays if needed) of sufficient rating, capacity, and quantity to control all required functions.
  4. PLC I/O: Install 15% spare inputs and 15% spare outputs at all I/O sites. Leave at least one unused rack slot at each CPU location.
  5. Wiring Supervision:Duress alarms and DPS switches shall be supervised utilizing a normal closed loop configuration.


A. Operational Training

  1. Conduct a training seminar for Owner operating personnel (corrections officers) in the basic operation of the touch screen system. Schedule the seminar to occur within 14 calendar days before system operation.

B. Maintenance Training

  1. Train two (2) Owner maintenance personnel in the fundamentals, design, programming, and maintenance of the complete control electronics systems.
  2. Provide training in PLC hardware and programming, network management administration, and touch screen hardware programming.
  3. Minimum course content shall include:a. Log-in procedures and user-definable parametersb. Site map, enlarge floor plans, and other screensc. Call request and intercom proceduresd. Locking control procedurese. CCTV proceduresf. Lighting, power and telephone controlsg. Transfer, duress/lockdown, and takeover proceduresh. Log-off procedures