Security Boost Reduces Thefts


Reported thefts at the Javits Center have dropped 75% during the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2014 as a result of recent security improvements throughout the six-block facility.

Since 2014, hundreds of new state-of-the-art security cameras have been installed, along with the construction of a Command Center and the implementation of new policies designed to better protect customers and employees. For example, in June 2016, there were four larceny complaints compared to 17 in June 2014.

Following the completion of the five-year renovation that upgraded the building’s infrastructure, the leadership team at the Javits Center focused on enhancing security protocols, and these efforts have served as a serious deterrent to any illegal activity. Among the recent improvements are:

  • Installation of new concrete planters along 11th Avenue entrances
  • Installation of more than 800 state-of-the-art security cameras 
  • Installation of electronic card reading devices on all meeting room doors
  • Renovation of main lobby entrance to control and manage access
  • Use of video analytics for investigations