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Press Release

Centennial Security Integration Supports the New York City
Housing Authority by Launching Pilot Program to Increase
Safety and Security for NYCHA Residents

(Port Washington, NY) 10 January 2022 - Centennial Security Integration presented its pilot program to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) for their building at 45 Allen Street, a residential apartment development on New York’s historic Lower East Side.

The 45 Allen Street improvements are part of comprehensive safety and security upgrades across Manhattan that have been ongoing for several years and have included new masonry, facades, and adding exterior LED lighting. Now, the city is addressing residents’ overall quality of life, and CSI will be contributing technology to that venture by providing dedicated devices to manage door access, video surveillance cameras, intercoms, and building communications to improve safety.


On December 20, 2021, the CSI team members gathered at 45 Allen Street with representative from both the NYCHA Capital Projects Division and NYCHA Design Department, two groups committed to preserving and modernizing public housing for NYCHA residents. Also in attendance was STV, a leader in providing architectural, engineering, planning, environmental, and construction management.


The pilot consists of supplying each apartment with wireless Grandstream high-definition video intercoms, offering residents with the ability to display and communicate with visitors that are in the main lobby of their building. The technology will also allow residents to receive NYCHA mass notifications and verbal messages utilizing Sipelia, a core module of Genetec’s ‘Security Center’ that allows the making, receiving, and managing voice and video calls over an internet protocol-based network. The in-apartment availability of such messages is important for emergency situations and other announcements. CSI will also be upgrading the main entry of the building with the latest in aluminum storefront technology, locking hardware and installing new LED lighting.

The New York City Housing Authority, the largest public-housing authority in the U.S. administers more than 16% of all public-housing units across the country, including buildings such as 45 Allen Street, which serves low-income New Yorkers, primarily the elderly.

Founded in 2004, CSI Security and Electric, Inc. (dba Centennial Security Integration) is both a licensed electrical contractor and full-service security integration firm. CSI provides state of the art solutions and maintains systems that raise the confidence of New York City’s leading property managers in their corporate security plans while reducing their potential risk.



Christian Cahill, Executive VP of CSI with NYCHA Leadership at 45 Allen Street

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