Texas State Capital, Austin, Texas
Kroll Advisory Solutions preformed an in-depth security survey of the Texas State Capital and produced a comprehensive assessment report in December 1996. The report addressed a broad range of security issues related to the site, the Capital and extension interior spaces including the Governor’s office, House and Senate Chambers, the loading dock and parking garage as well as operational security, staffing and mail handling issues.
Subsequent to the report, Kroll planned and designed a major upgrade to the access control / alarm monitoring system that included a video imaging / employee photo ID badging system. As part of this upgrade, the security control center was remodeled to improve its functionality and ergonomics and to facilitate the upgraded CCTV television monitoring and recording systems that were also designed.
The Texas State Capital, originally completed in 1888 with the extension added in 1993, includes over 1 million square feet and houses the Governor, Senate, House of Representatives and their staff, the Legislative Budget Board, Legislative Council and Secretary of State.
The Capital Building represents the high-water mark in the career of architect Elijah E. Myers (1832-1909), often described "the greatest capital-builder of the Gilded Age." It is one of the largest capital structures in the country and reflects the popularity of the national capitol in Washington, DC, as the prototype for state capitol buildings in the post-Civil War era.
Kroll has continued to provide security consulting services for other state office and Capital related buildings including the Robert E. Johnson and John H. Reagan buildings and the Texas State History Museum.
This is a Historical Restoration project.