New York City Housing Authority Gets Video Surveillance
The installation is part of a $2.25 million security initiative at the New York City Housing Authority, which is the largest in North America, encompassing 2,694 buildings in 345 developments.
Selected as the DVR of choice for the development are 16-camera DS2 600GB units from Dedicated Micros, Chantilly, Va. The DVRs will provide coverage of multiple entrances and exits for residents, including elevator cabs and perimeter locations.
CCTV/security equipment distributors Elcor International Inc., Fresh Meadows, N.Y., won the award after David Gonzalez, director of branch operations at Elcor International, developed a comprehensive security plan for the New York City Housing Authority.
Gonzalez collaborated with Metro York Electrical Inc., New York, the integrator who will do the actual installation.
â€œCouncilman Eric Gioia was successful in securing the $2.25 million of funding from city capital funds,â€ reported David Gonzalez, director of branch operations for Elcor International. â€œThe work will be done in two phases â€“ one for the external cameras, and the second for cameras in the elevator cabs.â€
The DS2 units with internal CD-R will be used at locations where cameras are monitored locally. The standard DS2 units will be used to relay data across a network for remote monitoring.