Town facilities get security systems

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In response to a rash of break-ins at municipally-owned properties, the Town of Coronation has chosen to install security systems at its most at-risk facilities.
Council directed administration earlier this year to investigate the cost of installing the monitored systems at selected facilities. Council was presented two quotes from security companies that would see systems installed at the town office, Lions Rec Centre, curling rink, skating arena and the swimming pool.
The first quote from Bond-O Communications put the cost of outfitting all five sites at $5945 with a $204 monthly monitoring charge. ADT’s quote came to $9390 for installation with a $222 monthly charge for monitoring.
Both quotes include installation of door contacts, motion detectors, glass break sensors, smoke detectors, sirens, control panels and cellular back-up links.
Both companies require the municipality to sign a three year monitoring contract.
Councillor Dylan Bullick was hesitant about spending such a considerable amount on security systems that he says don’t make the facilities any more secure. Coronation CAO Sandra Kulyk disagreed, and said that the system would be an effective deterrent.
She also said that a monitored security system will instantly alert police of any break-ins instead of the next day when the culprits are long gone.
Especially, Kulyk added, that the burglars have been gaining entry at the curling rink using the same door in every break-in.
Councillor Brett Alderdice agreed, saying that the cost of installing the system is minimal compared to the cost of constantly repairing the damage caused by burglars.
Councillor Eugene Rovensky made a motion to accept the quote from Bond-O Communications for the $5945 security system installation with a $204 monitoring charge. The motion passed with councillor Bullick voting against.

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