EIA to Provide Integration of Lenox Hill Hospital’s Remote Radiological Monitoring into NYPD Surveillance System
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Contact: Mr. Shelomo Alfassa (646-827-1249) firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK, NY (August 21, 2013) – On August 12, 2013, EIA, Inc. participated in a final planning meeting to discuss integrating a remote radiological monitoring system into Lenox Hill Hospital, a major New York City medical center. The integration would be into The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative (LMSI), a program of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) which aims at increasing surveillance across a large part of Manhattan. (1)
Lenox Hill Hospital (an affiliate of North Shore-LIJ Health System), like most acute care hospitals, has specialized concerns because of their nuclear medicine departments which posses radiological medicines as well as produce radiological waste products. These radioactive materials need to be continuously monitored, to mitigate against being stolen by terrorists, mixed with explosives and turned into radiological dirty bombs. (2)
EIA, a New York City based company and one of the leading networked technology firms in America, oversaw the installation of radiological sensors, network surveillance cameras, and provided the network connectivity between Lenox Hill Hospital and the NYPD’s LMSI. EIA’s integration is part of a site-specific response plan between federal, state, local and private sector, which has been on going for several years, and was supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The integration is part of the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI), a program of the National Nuclear Security Administration of the US Department of Energy. Their aim is to reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials located at civilian sites worldwide. A goal of the GTRI is to protect high priority nuclear and radiological materials, and prevent the acquisition of nuclear and radiological materials for use in weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and other acts of terrorism.
The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative includes a counter-terrorism command center designed to identify potential threats. It’s operated 24 hours a day by police and security personnel who have access to monitor more than 4,000 surveillance cameras. The goal of the LMSI is to promote cross-sector communications, cooperation, and team building among federal, state, local, and private sector responders—while attempting to mitigate a terrorist attack of any size.
Founded in 1857, Lenox Hill Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in the United States. It’s a 652 bed tertiary-care facility, located within the densest population center in all of the five boroughs of NYC, on the Upper East Side of NYC. The facility is a 911 Receiving Hospital and a Certified Level II Trauma Center that serves as a designated receiving center in case of a terror attack at the United Nations.
EIA provides tools to customers which includes networking, covert and open surveillance, video synopsis and analytics, video archiving, access control, lock-down systems, nuclear material tracking, Ethernet, fiber optic and copper cabling, and providing set-up and management of networks at general, high-risk, and other special events.
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