In 2004, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice launched what became a $2 million initiative to standardize digital video surveillance for all youth detention centers across the state. It hired J&A Engineering to survey available technologies and aid in the selection of video surveillance recording equipment that would meet the needs of facilities, while also meeting budget constraints. We identified the appropriate equipment and then designed and installed Internet protocol-capable digital video recorders that allow each of the department’s 28 center to operate a stand‐alone video surveillance network that captures images capable of being distributed throughout the network — without the threat of hacking or viruses. When incidents occur, investigators burn a DVD of the incident, minimizing their reliance on personnel interviews.
Client: Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice