Kings Bay YM-YWHA
3495 Nostrand Avenue
Scope of Project:
Complete security solution
Alarm systems and access and management control services
The Kings Bay YM-YMHA, known as the Kingsbay Y, is a non-sectarian, multi-service Jewish community center that serves the Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Midwood, Bergen Beach, and Mill Basin neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York. As the largest not-for-profit organization in the area, we enjoy a high-profile reputation for providing social, educational and recreational services to people of all ages and backgrounds in a safe environment.
With almost 200,000 visits per year, and many children and seniors with special needs among our members, we wanted a complete security solution that would increase safety in our large, two-story building while maintaining the welcoming family environment that is our hallmark. Almost 800 people per day use our popular facility, and members speak languages including English, Hebrew, Russian, Chinese, and Spanish. While it was imperative to be safe, it was also critical to keep the open atmosphere that makes the Kings Bay Y such a special place for the community.
Vertex Security worked with us to achieve our goals in 2009, and we are ecstatic about the results.
Vertex Security professionally designed a solution and installed top-quality equipment for access control, security and video surveillance, and intercom systems. For example, a new turnstile entrance now guides the flow of member traffic in our lobby, which decreases vulnerabilities at our most important entrance area. Vertex Security also consulted with us about cameras, which were installed at key points such as outside our building, and in the gym, hallways, and classroom. Video intercoms now link the different areas of our building, which helps us monitor the conditions in our many diverse areas, including the Olympic-size swimming pool, classrooms and fitness center.
Best of all, Vertex Security remains accessible whenever we need to call them with questions about the operation and maintenance of our complete security system. Thanks to their professionalism and customer service, the Kings Bay Y enjoys enhanced peace of mind without any compromise in its renowned hospitality.