January 11, 2022

State Funding Supports Enhancements to Building Surveillance System

Surveillance Cameras

We are pleased to share that state funding has made possible the enhancement of the security system at The Leavitt Family Jewish Home. (the “Home”) A grant awarded from the Fiscal Year 2021 Commonwealth Nonprofit Security Grant Program (managed by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research) has made possible the installation of eight new 360 Degree Cameras and a new audio- video door station intercom system.  The eight new cameras provide 24/7 surveillance of the entire perimeter of the Home, including entries, parking and delivery areas.  The new audio-video intercom system communicates with three separate locations in the Home, allowing staff to see visitors and verify their identity, before permitting them access to the building.  This is especially helpful for providing safe after-hour access to the Home.

“With safety and security in the forefront of today’s world, securing this grant was a top priority for JGS Lifecare. The addition of enhanced surveillance and systems for after-hours security is a great improvement for the campus,” remarked Rob Whitten, Executive Director of the Leavitt Family Jewish Home.

“At JGS Lifecare we take the safety and security of our residents and staff very seriously,” commented Susan Halpern, Vice President of Development. “We offer our sincerest thanks to Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, Secretary Tom Turco and his team, Senator Eric Lesser, Representative Brian Ashe, and the legislature, for making these safety grants available.”