Security system modernizes Kansas correctional facility

A security system upgrade and replacement project transformed the obsolete Sedgwick County Adult Detention Facility, the largest jail in Kansas. The original door control systems were failing at this 30-year-old facility, with 468,000 square feet and 1,200 beds. The new system was needed to keep the jail functioning safely and operating up to 21st Century standards. An advanced digital system technology, consisting of 500 surveillance cameras and a video storage system, reduces operational liabilities. Previously, none of the cameras recorded video.

Mead & Hunt provided security electronics plus electrical and mechanical system design for the award-winning project. Specifications for the detention-grade electronic security system called for off-the-shelf and non-proprietary components. That way, the county can maintain the system or seek competitive bids in the future. The three-year project modernized the correctional facility with minimal disruption to daily operations and improved safety for inmates and staff.

Awards and Security Technology Executive magazine and Security Technology Executive magazine
Elliot A. Boxerbaum Memorial
Security Design Project of the Year


Adult Detention Facility Security Upgrade


Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office


Sedgwick County, KS


“Since the new system has been installed, it has made everyone’s lives a lot easier and the facility safer overall. There also hasn’t been a huge learning curve with the new technology for the officers, which can be credited to the training that took place.”
Jared Schechter, Captain, Detention Bureau
Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office
“Mead & Hunt took the time to meet regularly to understand our needs and goals, as we looked to upgrade the security system and improve operations along with staff work areas. At the completion of the project we were very happy, and feel Mead & Hunt's communication helped make the project a success.”
Jared Schechter, Captain, Detention Bureau
As Member of Security Specifiers Award Committee