EIA Offers Coney Island Free Surveillance Camera to Protect Famous Robinson Statue


NYC High-Tech Firm Offers Coney Island Free Surveillance Camera and Installation to Protect Iconic Jackie Robinson Statue


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NEW YORK, NY (August 8, 2013) – With the recent news that the iconic Jackie Robinson statue in Coney Island was defaced with racial slurs, anti-Semitic remarks and other hate-filled graffiti, EIA, Inc., a New York City-based network technology and security firm, pledged today to supply a high-tech I.P. surveillance camera, and installation, at no charge, outside MCU Park, home to the Brooklyn Cyclones. The CEO of EIA contacted Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s office personally, and offered his company’s services. “This is an important issue, one that is close to the Borough President,” said a spokeswoman for Mr. Markowitz.

Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era, and Brooklyn still remembers him as one of their prominent Dodgers. “Not only was a baseball legend, his life and experiences contributed significantly to the eventual Civil Rights Movement. Robinson’s statue represents a time in America when the forced separation of our society was ending,” said Shelomo Alfassa, South Brooklyn resident and Communications Director of EIA. “We saw the NY Daily News offer of a $10,000 reward, and we thought—we want to help in some way as well,” said David Engel, the CEO of EIA.

News reports indicated there was no camera fixed on the statue. In the future, having a surveillance camera on the famed statue may act as a deterrent to defacement, and, if there was a similar occurrence in the future, it would ensure that evidence of the crime be recorded for law enforcement authorities.

EIA is one of the leading networked technology firms in America, and is proudly based here in New York City. A veteran-owned business, founded in 1977, EIA provides solutions to customers which include covert and open surveillance, video synopsis and analytics, video archiving, access control, lock-down systems, nuclear material tracking, gun shot detection, Ethernet, fiber optic and copper cabling, and providing set-up and management of networks at general, high-risk, and other special events.

EIA has worked professionally with agencies such as the New York Police Department, NYC Department of Investigations, the NY District Attorney’s Offices, and federal agencies such as the US Secret Service.

EIA is online at www.EIA.us.