C&C tackles portable security

Solution aimed at construction industry, needs dealers
Thursday, June 4, 2009

CAMP HILL, Pa.—Despite the downturn in the construction industry, or maybe because of it, securing job sites continues to be an attractive sales opportunity for integrators. This week, C&C Security Systems, based here, announced a new portable security system for job sites, called JeSS, which offers access control, time and attendance, video surveillance with up to eight or 16 cameras, fire detection and intrusion protection in one package. The company is selling the product in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia currently, and will be looking for dealer partners to cover the rest of the United States and Canada.

Last year alone, integrators ASAP Security, Unilux, and HowTec Video Security Systems all released portable video systems for construction job sites. JeSS goes a step further, said president Steve Chianos, by incorporating access control and time and attendance, so that the system has helpful reporting features as well as serving as a security system.

“We’re trying to provide a comprehensive solution,” Chianos said. “They can use it to do their payroll, they can monitor when subcontractors arrived on the site, they can access the DVR from home to see what’s going on. And at night we have an intrusion detection system that will call you with a cell phone dialer or you can have it call the police.”

C&C does all the assembly in house, with eight total employees, but is exploring an outsourcing option for when sales increase. Chianos said the insurance savings alone for construction companies could pay for the system, so he’s optimistic about sales. In the future, “I want to develop this into something that’s almost like a command center, which could house the security equipment, but double as a staff office, with the ability to monitor multiple job sites, pull up plans on the monitors and keep track of everything.”

C&C was founded in 2005 and works primarily in the municipal, commercial and industrial space.