The Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) authorizes essential employees to access restricted areas following an emergency. CEAS-credentialed employees can work to shut down or sustain core business functions until normal entry is restored.
CEAS is the only program recognized by the NYPD and NYC Emergency Management that allows emergency access to businesses. The next time there is a major business disruption to your work location, CEAS may help you limit financial loss, retain customers, and get you back in business faster. CEAS may enable you to:
Retrieve critical equipment, such as laptops and servers.
You can enroll your organization in CEAS online at CEAS.com. Before enrolling, it is important to gather some information that will simplify online enrollment and training processes:
Determine which employees will require access to multiple facilities and identify the facilities they will need to access.
In an emergency, public safety officials must determine that granting limited access to the affected area is safe before CEAS can be activated. When appropriate, the City of New York will activate the system and notify members through local media. Note: public safety officials managing restricted areas may limit or deny access to CEAS cardholders at any time due to changing conditions.
Given the diverse needs of businesses in New York City, the CEAS program provides different credentialing options.