Dallmann wins lottery job

Kentucky State Lottery offices have fully integrated access, video and intrusion
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Dallmann Systems is revamping the Kentucky State Lottery in a project that CEO Tom Dallmann said is “at some levels, like working on a bank.”

“There’s a very high level of security,” both in terms of the system design and for the installers themselves, Dallmann told Security Systems News. “Our guys had to go through additional background checks and drug tests to do work in this environment and we’re also precluded from being able to play the lottery.”

The project will total about $400,000 and includes a large main building here, satellite offices around the state, and a back-up data center in Frankfurt, Ky. The headquarters houses accounting, marketing, studios where the lottery drawings take place, a warehouse and data center.

“There are a lot of different things going on in the [main] building and there are different levels of security throughout the building,” he said.

Dallmann is updating the access control, video surveillance, intrusion alarm, and installing a Next Level Security Systems platform “where we use a cloud service to network to all of the locations.”

The project includes the installation of 75 cameras and 50 doors of access. All of the cameras are Samsung, Next Level Security Systems and Mercury equipment is used for access and the intrusion system is DMP. All components are fully integrated with the Next Level system. “So they come up on the GUI; the [director of security/command and control center] has control of all of those systems,” he said.

Dallmann is providing U.L. listed monitoring services to the Lottery.

Dallmann won the deal because it has a master state agreement with the state of Kentucky for security access systems and equipment. Bid jobs are not popular with all integrators, but Dallmann has had ongoing success with them. [http://www.securitysystemsnews.com/article/dallman....

“If you know what you’re doing and you know your competition and [understand] the specifications, [bid jobs] can be a lucrative business.” He said there seems to be more bid work in the past year.

Last year, Dallmann opened a new location in Lexington, [http://www.securitysystemsnews.com/article/dallman...
] which is coming in handy with this job. “Lottery offices in the eastern and central part of the state can be supported out of the Lexington office,” he said.