Security at Houses of Worship

Providing Security to Churches, Synagogues and Other Houses of Worship

“An institutional security system can begin with a simple dead-bolt lock and strike plate and expand to sophisticated electronic intrusion and notification equipment. There is no security system that is infallible, but the more carefully chosen and designed the system is (for the particular institution's circumstances) the smaller chance there is that it will be defeated.” –Orthodox Union
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to working with citizens, private industry, trade organizations and all levels of government to keep America safe and to foster the freedoms that we cherish. One of the things DHS has done is distribute grant funding to the various states which non-profit agencies such as houses of worship (churches, synagogues, etc.) can apply for. These grants have been issued to many organizations for increasing or hardening their congregation’s facility.

If your congregation is an awardee of a DHS grant, please consider contacting EIA, which is a vendor on the approved NY State Office of General Services (OGS) contract. EIA is a State of NY licensed security firm and electrical contractor (founded in 1977).

We provide cutting edge solutions to our clients in both the private and government sectors, focusing on mission critical physical security. All of our clients receive nothing but the finest in seamless integrated technologies. A selection of our clients have included: NYPD, Nassau County Police Department, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, NYC Board of Education, NYC Dept. of Sanitation, NYC Housing Authority, Lockheed Martin, ING NYC Marathon, Bank Hapolim, Mizuho Bank, Lenox Hill Hospital, US IRS, MTA, JFK, BMCC, SUNY, CUNY, Hostos Community College, Medgar Evers College, Hunter College, Queens College Hillel and Central Synagogue in NYC.

EIA completes the entire project, from planning and design to deployment; and this includes installation of cabling, to infrastructure modification, testing and analysis, and includes post-deployment follow up, troubleshooting, service, maintenance and monitoring.


For any security needs, or to have someone from EIA come down and provide a free consultation, call Mr. Shelomo Alfassa in New York at 212.206.8850 or nationwide at 800.526.7787.
Source: ASIS International
(EIA is a Member of ASIS International)