West Beach Systems to secure Castaic Lake

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

RIO VISTA, Calif.--West Beach Systems has been chosen by the Finance and Administrative Committee of the Castaic Lake Water Agency to install cameras at four agency locations for $330,000.

West Beach Systems was chosen from five competing firms by the consulting firm Client First Consulting Group. The most expensive bid was offered by ADT, quoting a cost of $570,884. West Beach Systems was the lowest bidder, submitting a projected cost of $305,170.

In the first phase of its enhanced security plan, video cameras and an inter-connected monitoring system will be installed at four locations inside the agency’s main building overlooking Central Park on Bouquet Canyon Road.

The four areas to be watched include the agency’s administrative building where public meetings are held, its communications building, the water intake pumping station and the agency’s Guard Station, near the Central Park entrance.

Video cameras will also be installed at the Earl Schmidt Filtration Plant and the Earl Schmidt Intake Pump Station.

In making its pitch, West Beach cited some environmentally sensitive alternatives to typical surveillance including the use of wireless technology and solar power.