Major upgrades to the existing eight storey, 425,000 sqft historic courthouse located in the heart of Toronto. The security upgrades consisted of upgrading the Access Control System and Video Surveillance System throughout the courthouse to provide the latest security technology. The existing Access Control System was replaced with an enterprise level system along with smart card readers. Additional card readers were added to the facility based on MAG Standards. The existing analog video surveillance system was replaced with a new IP based system. Additional IP cameras were added throughout the facility to provide coverage based on MAG Standards.
As the courthouse is a designated historic building, in-depth coordination was employed with the historic consultant to ensure the security devices added did not detract from the historic nature of the building.
The security systems were upgraded while the facility was fully operational. A well thought-out phasing plan was incorporated to ensure the downtime was minimal during the transition period from the existing systems to the new systems.
Lobo was the security design consultants. Lobo was responsible for the design of the Security Systems, preparing the engineering specifications and drawings as well as the contract documents. Lobo extended services to provide construction admin services, reviewing shop drawings, providing construction reviews, and commissioning and performance testing.