The Southlake City Council voted to add audio and video components to the pickleball complex that is under construction at Bicentennial Park.

Two months after council approved the construction of a new pickleball complex, nearly $200,000 to provide security and camera coverage was passed unanimously during the June 6 meeting.

A contract was approved with Ford Audio-Video Systems of Irving to not exceed $214,000. The estimated completion date of the pickleball complex is this fall, according to the city's website.

The overview

During the March 21 meeting, the pickleball complex was approved to not exceed about $3.67 million, and of that amount, $214,387 was allotted for audio video/information technology and security. Documents say Ford Audio-Video is the preferred company the city uses for all audio-visual and closed-circuit television needs, completing projects at the fire training room and the Parkwood Training Facility, and providing camera coverage at Town Hall, Bob Jones Park and Southlake Town Square, according to documents. The money is coming from the fiscal year 2022-23 Capital Improvement Plan Fund.

Zooming in

The project will include video components, including speakers, amplifiers, a digital sign process, a Bluetooth receiver, a paging system with a microphone, an outdoor flat panel display and a network video recorder. A weather-resistant, 12-foot, two-way speaker will be mounted on the northwest side of the patio area. The cost for the video work is $60,329, while the security camera cost is $117,560.

The details

There will be more than 30 total cameras installed throughout the complex, overseeing the championship court and the four practice courts.
  • Nineteen outdoor cameras
  • Three indoor cameras
  • Five weather-resistant with horn speakers installed on light poles
  • One 24-terabyte network video recorder for storing camera footage
  • Four multihead cameras with 360-degree field view
  • One multihead camera with a 180-degree field view
  • Seven bullet cameras
  • Four dome cameras
  • Two micro-bullet cameras