Debut of New DEC Company

BOYERTON, Pa. — Detention Equipment Contractors (DECs) are steadily picking up speed again after a couple financially troubling years. Isaac Kriens, who held several positions at United Prison Equipment during his seven and a half years, including former senior project manager, project manager and director of sales and marketing, has ventured off to launch his own DEC company, Absolute Detention LLC.

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First Families of Corrections

Cornerstone Overreaches the Detention Industry

In one of those eager-rookie mistakes, he overreached, and for a couple of moments, Mitch Claborn’s career seemed scuttled before it really had begun. A 16-year-old dreaming of architecture, he was working in a high school co-op program at Willo Products in Decatur, Alabama.

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Litigation in Correctional Design and Construction Prequalification of the Trades

Roger Lichtman is president of The Lichtman Associates; an architectural firm located in Princeton, N.J. His justice facility design and construction experience spans more than 20 years. Currently Litchman is working with the San Mateo County, Calif., Sheriff’s Office on a new jail and he recently completed the Montgomery County, Penn., Jail with Highland Associates.

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Reinforcing the Centrality of the Security Controls Function

SCORE — Central Security Control Station Design
Architect: DLR Group
Security Systems Design: R&N Systems Design
Security System Integrator: Sierra Detention Systems
General Contractor: Lydig Construction

Locating the Central Control Room to Look Directly Into Housing:

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Norment Acquires Engineered Control Systems

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Detention equipment contractor Norment Security Group continued its recent strategy for expanding market presence with the acquisition of security and life safety electronics manufacturer and integrator Engineered Control Systems.
Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed, the acquisition of Engineered Control Systems enhances Norment’s product offerings and market presence, particularly in fire alarm systems segment of the market.
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