Centennial Security Integration Project Nears Completion, Supporting NYCHA’s Goals of Enhancing, Safety, Security and Reducing the City’s Carbon Footprint
(Port Washington, NY) 18 August 2022 - Centennial Security Integration has announced it’s in the final completion stage of its pilot program to support the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) for their building at 45 Allen Street, a residential apartment development in lower Manhattan.
The 45 Allen Street improvements have been part of the City of New York’s ongoing comprehensive safety, security and sustainability upgrades. City-wide upgrades have been supported in part with capital funds sourced from FEMA post-Hurricane Sandy in 2012, when NYCHA was awarded almost three billion dollars, (the largest single grant in FEMA history), to repair and protect over 200 buildings; this was the largest investment supporting public housing since 1934.
This pilot consisted of supporting the NYCHA Capital Projects Division and NYCHA Design Department, who have been committed to modernizing public housing for residents. Originally launched in December 2021, CSI worked in partnership to complete this project with STV, a leader in providing architectural, engineering, planning, environmental, and construction management.
CSI supplied the apartments with wireless high-definition video intercoms, offering residents the ability to display and communicate with visitors that are in the main lobby of their building. The technology also allows residents to receive NYCHA emergency mass notifications and verbal messages. An element of the new upgrades CSI completed includes the main entry of the building which was fitted with the latest in aluminum storefront technology, enhanced locking hardware and installing new green energy efficient LED lighting.
The new low voltage high-resolution I.P. cameras, as well as the low-voltage high output lighting supports the City of New York’s NextGeneration NYCHA Sustainability Agenda, which includes a goal from the city to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2026. In regard to NYCHA Sustainability Agenda, Lisbeth Shepherd, Founding Executive Director of Green City Force has stated NYCHA’s “…Bold vision of sustainability will drive good jobs, healthy homes, accessible and productive green spaces, resiliency and security…” Christian Cahill, Executive Vice President of CSI said: “The city is addressing residents’ overall quality of life, and CSI is happy to have contributed towards this goal by the installation of technology which will improve safety while also contributing to help reduce the city’s carbon footprint.”
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.