Board frustrated with security firm

It’s been nearly a year since the Warren County Housing Authority’s ‘camera system nightmare’ began and since then not much has changed.

Executive Director Tonya Mitchell-Weston told the Housing Authority’s board of directors there still has been no movement on the case against ADT TYCO, the security firm contracted to provide and maintain camera systems at one of the authority’s housing sites.

For nearly a year, the security camera system at River View Terrace has been a constant source of problems, requiring maintenance from a company that was contracted by ADT TYCO to install the cameras.

Mitchell-Weston said Tuesday the firm is “dragging their feet” and “I really think they’re hoping we’re going to go away.”

“We paid for the system, comprised of 21 cameras, which took forever to be installed,” said Mitchell-Weston last February. “From the day they were installed, we’ve had problems with them all working at the same time. I think only twice since they were installed have they all worked at the same time and that was only for about a week.”

Office renovation plans are moving forward with construction scheduled to start on Monday, Feb. 24. The authority had approved the low bid of $720,000 for the renovations last November.