South West Detention Centre
Windsor, Ontario
Value of Project
$120,000,000 (Construction)
$6,000,000 (Security)
Services Provided
Security Engineering

A fail-safe maximum security facility

This project involved the design and construction of a new maximum-security, 315-bed, 200,000 sqft correctional facility. The facility was delivered as a P3 (Design-Build-Finance-Maintain) model that can accommodate both male and female offenders. This state-of-the-art detention centre includes all support spaces, including kitchen, infirmary, receiving/stores, laundry, full gymnasium, and administrative and staff spaces.

Lobo used the very latest security technology, including:

  • Multiple security systems integrated into a single touchscreen control and monitoring system
  • Detention Door Control
  • IP Video Surveillance (450+ cameras)
  • Video Analytic, Access Control, Intercom, Public Address, Passive Duress Alarm, Personal Duress Alarm, Watchtour, Cell Call, and Perimeter Intrusion Detection
  • A touchscreen control system with integrated building systems on the HMI: fire alarm, water control, lighting, power control, elevator control, and HVAC
  • A video visitation system so inmates can communicate with visitors electronically and eliminate unnecessary movement throughout the facility
  • Mobile devices upgraded to display inmate information for dispensing medicines and verifying inmate identification

Numerous redundancies—including at system and network levels—were built into the design to ensure failure of any component would have minimal, if any, downtime.