IDIS America, the regional headquarters of South Korean security technology innovator, IDIS, announced Emily’s Place, as the first recipient of a comprehensive donation of company’s award-winning technology as part of its “Create a Better World” campaign. The campaign, announced at the 2019 ISC West security show in April, is designed to support and better empower community organizations, the facility’s mission of providing long-term, multi-faceted care and support for domestic abuse survivors seeking to permanently leave their lives of abuse behind. The IDIS donation was facilitated and installed with the support of the KOTRA, the Korean trade promotion agency, and security integrator Integrated Lifestyles.
Emily’s Place, which provides a shared living environment for women and children for up to 24 months, empowers residents to permanently break from an abusive past through committed and active engagement that includes counselling, case management, internal programs, and the mapping of measurable goals for personal development and a successful transformation of their lives. The facility further connects residents with assistance from partners within the larger community, allowing them to build an essential network of support. Additional partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as support from businesses like IDIS, allow Emily’s Place to be a strategic, efficient, and effective “bridge,” from traditional women’s shelters to a truly independent and self-sufficient life.
Keith Drummond, IDIS America senior director, noted “IDIS has spent more than two decades leveraging every opportunity to use technology and innovation to make the world a safer and more secure place for all. We believe in it so much, it’s actually our corporate mission statement. And while we’ve helped do some amazing things to that end in the past 20 years, there’s always something particularly special about finding opportunities like this one to help make the world a better place.
“Emily’s Place provides essential, transformative services to those among society’s most vulnerable, and works with a second-to-none alliance of staff, volunteers, local and federal agencies, and partner businesses to do the most important work of all for someone escaping a life of abuse: helping those affected to grow, stand, and truly thrive on their own. Essential to that effort is the provision of a safe and secure living, childcare, and service environment, allowing staff and residents alike to focus single-mindedly on the core mission of transforming lives.”
Andrew Myung, president of IDIS America, added, “At IDIS, we know the important role security technology can play in safeguarding people and places and ensuring the peace of mind that comes with strong security. Our experience with Emily’s Place has been exceptional, and our admiration of the work they do has only grown. We encourage others to familiarize themselves with Emily’s Place and support their important mission however they can, as well as to look for other opportunities they can help to ‘create a better world’ in their own communities.”