Attachment C
Sanilac County Board of Commissioners
With Sanilac Transportation
Request for Proposal 2016-1
Bus Camera System
Sanilac Transportation, hereafter referred to as the “AGENCY”, under authority from the
Sanilac County Board of Commissioners, is seeking a qualified firm to provide and install
surveillance systems in up to 20 of the AGENCY’S medium duty buses. The systems shall
include (5) five video recording units to be mounted in each bus at Sanilac
Transportation Corporation, Jack D. Campbell Transportation Center, 110 Campbell
Road, Sandusky, MI 48471. The buses will have (5) five color cameras and recording unit
installed in each bus. A hard disk reader and all software needed to operate system
must be supplied and installed to provide a fully functional quality system. Each set of
units make up a system.
Proposed systems shall meet or exceed the following minimum specifications.
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
1. The system shall be provided in compatible and interchangeable formats that
supports simultaneous recording of up to 8 cameras.
2. The hardware shall support simultaneous recordings of two (2) independent audio
3. Audio channels shall be capable of synchronizing to user-selectable cameras.
4. The DVR shall be ruggedized and secure with lockable recording media.
5. The system shall include a driver event switch that features a system status health
indicator to provide visual confirmation that the system is operating properly.
6. The system shall have a minimum recording and playback rate of 240 images per
second system-wide and shall be capable of recording and playback each individual
camera up to 30 images per second without the use of a quad processor or
7. The DVR shall record 30 images per second system wide of high definition video for
a minimum of 2,258 hours on a single on-board drive.
8. The system shall record onto a removable hard disk drive equipped with a key lock
to prevent tampering, and shall be swappable for use in the same model DVR
regardless of the number of cameras supported.
9. The system shall be capable of configuring video quality, resolution and recording
speed individually for each camera.
10. The system shall be furnished with a hard disk player and software to allow for
transferring of files directly from the HDD to PC, where the images can be printed,
emailed or saved onto another storage media.
11. The system shall record onto a removable hard disk drive of 2.0TB.
12. The system shall be FCC approved and shall be powered by 12 or 24 volt DC from
the vehicle power supply connected by 12 gauge wire and protected from spikes,
surges and reverse polarity
13. The system shall record bus status information such as GPS, turn signals, bus speed,
brake application, door position, and route number.
14. The DVR shall have the ability to remain operating for a pre-determined length of
time after the vehicle power is terminated, up to 24 hours.
15. The DVR shall include a functional Ethernet port for system configuration and
transmission of data using LAN/WAN or cellular networks.
16. The system shall be capable of on-board viewing, downloading and control via
17. The DVR dimensions shall not exceed 11.5” x 4.7” x 13.75” (WxHxD)
18. The DVR shall be compatible with a facility based DVR system and allow software
interoperability between the vehicle and the facility.
19. Onboard system components shall be removable / replaceable as an entire
component to minimize vehicle down time and simplify maintenance.
Software / Firmware Requirements
1. Must include License-free software that is capable of live viewing, playback,
calendar and event searches, and administration shall be provided at no extra cost,
and shall be compatible with Windows 7 or equivalent.
2. All updates for license-free software must be included free of charge.
3. To retrieve recorded video, the software shall provide searches by: event, time
lapse, time and date, vehicle location and vehicle speed.
4. The software shall be capable of displaying the current date and time on the video.
5. When events are detected, the unit shall display the event information and allow
users to access the remote site directly to search the image associated with the
6. The software should allow for automated software upgrades and simultaneous
updates to multiple sites.
7. Options for archiving/retrieving video shall include: Saving a video clip as a window
media player (.avi) file, saving as an image (.bmp), or saving as a self-executable
format (.exe).
8. Video clips saved using the self-executable format (.ex) shall be watermarked,
encrypted and should be viewed without the use of any software, providing the
ability to easily transfer secure video evidence.
9. Video clips shall provide the option of viewing a single camera or multiple cameras
on a single screen.
10. Video clips shall provide the option of saving a portion of the video clip (shorter in
length and/or reducing the number cameras) in order to make a smaller video clip
from the original.
11. The software shall feature the option to archive video clips requiring a password for
Camera Requirements
1. Interior cameras shall be low light IR illuminating CCD color camera operating
between 10 and 14 Volts.
2. Cameras shall have a lux rating of 0.0 with built in hi sensitivity microphones.
3. All cameras shall have a minimum standard resolution of 600 TV lines.
4. Exterior cameras shall be impact and tamper resistant and rated a minimum IP66 for
durability in exterior mobile applications.
5. All cameras shall be powered from the DVR.
6. All cameras shall be in vandal proof enclosures.
Warranty, Service & Support
1. The DVR unit shall include a minimum of 3 years manufacturer’s warranty on parts
and labor, all other items including hard disk drives, cameras, etc. shall be covered
by a minimum 1 year warranty.
2. Unlimited, professional, telephone and email customer support is to be provided for
the life of the system and be available 24/7.
Vehicle Installation
All recording systems shall be mounted in a mutually agreed upon location that fits both security
and ease of maintenance of the equipment.
Camera Location and view All final view angle settings must be approved by the AGENCY’S
Safety & Training Dept.
Cameras will be mounted in mutually agreed upon locations allowing for the best coverage
possible of the passenger seating area, drivers compartment, out the front windshield and down
the outside, passenger side of the bus.
Software / Training
All software and hardware needed to have a fully operational system shall be loaded, updated
and installed for operation upon completion of this project.
Two sessions of training on the system’s software shall be provided to accommodate the
schedules of AGENCY staff.
Two sets of operational Instruction guides are to be furnished upon completion of project.
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