Heed radio-system problems

Heed radio-system problems

There are 7 comments on the Evening Sun story from May 22, 2011, titled Heed radio-system problems. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

I hope the Adams County Commissioners are paying attention to the problems York County is having with its multi-million dollar police radio system.

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Reader from Abbottstown

York, PA

#1 May 22, 2011
I agree totally!! Since York County is having so much trouble with their system and it is my understanding that others have had similar problems with that company's system, I find it hard to understand why Adams County would want to hire the same people to do their upgrade. I think it would be wise for Adams County to look elsewhere for someone to upgrade their system if they truely want to have no problems, or, at least, fewer problems when their system is completed.
Fire Marshal Bill

Gettysburg, PA

#2 May 22, 2011
How about the company that is awarded the contract be required to put up a bond equal to the cost of the system and installation? 20% of the bond will be returned for each year of successful and uninterrupted service. If the service fails at anytime within the calendar year, the county gets that 20%. And at least a five year cost free maintenance program on the system.

I think maybe that would help to insure that we get a working system.

Ephrata, PA

#3 May 23, 2011
If they pay attention to this like they did to the taxpayers concerns regarding the assessment then we are in for a very expensive and troubling upgrade

Carlisle, PA

#4 May 23, 2011
I may be wrong, but Adams County is ONLY using the same consultant, Kimble Inc., NOT the same vendor to do the project. Harris Corp DID NOT put in a bid to do the project. The radio work group has made numerous trips to YC911, so I have a feeling they definitely have a bunch of lessons learned from them. I think they will come up with a project that is reliable, functional, and worth every penny.

La Plata, MD

#5 May 23, 2011
Yorks system simply put "buy junk, get junk"

Westminster, MD

#6 May 25, 2011
Adams should just go with a UHF 400 system and save everyone money including the county.....

Norfolk, VA

#7 May 25, 2011
Everyone's got such great input into the radio project. Allow me to summarize. "don't buy a radio system that doesnt work". Well, all that can be done is to write specs and bid out the contract based on a balance of cost and functionality. Taxpayers always say no to increased taxes to support government operations stating it is a just another government intrusion. Then everyone says, why didn't we spend the money correctly the first time and get a system that works. It's really a lose/lose situation. If the county gets a system that works like everyone wants then people will be complaining about the "cadillac radio system". If they get one with some failures everyone will complain about that.

Best of luck to the commissioners and especially the radio committee. All your hard work on this project will, no doubt, be criticized no matter what decision is made. Just know that your dedication and commitment to the public safety community is admirable and respected by those who understand the very difficult and technical decisions that lay before you.

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