Security-Net focuses on high-level certification

National integrator has $375 million in revenue
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Monday, June 17, 2013

LAS VEGAS—Security-Net, a national integrator made up of 20 independent integrators, believes the need for high-level certification for its employees “has never been greater,” Bill Savage told Security Systems News.

“The current initiative is for project management certification,” said Savage, one of the four founding members of Security-Net and president of Security Control Systems in Dallas. The goal is for every project manager across all member companies “to have a common level of project management certification.”

Security-Net, which is celebrating its 20th year in business this year, now has combined revenue of $375 million, 1,200 employees and more than 50 offices across the country.

What brought the group together 20 years ago is still driving growth today. “We have common goals in our individual marketplaces and common problems and issues we face as independent businessmen,” Savage said.

When the group first got together it was to “share ideas, solutions [and] resources,” but eventually the companies began “sharing customer contacts that were outside of our geographic region,” he said.

As the group grew, it shared “more and more in the way of resources, solutions and client contacts” until it eventually became a group that functions as a national integrator.

Security-Net’s Tech-Net and Sales-Net groups are subsets of the organization that “allow our CTOs and lead sales representatives to collaborate and figure out how to move our individual companies forward as well as Security-Net,” Savage said.

Tech-Net also has become a great resource for Security-Net’s manufacturing partners, Savage said. “Manufacturers come to Tech-Net with ideas, problems [or with] road maps for product development,” Savage said.

The manufacturers know that they’ll get “a thorough review, an honest assessment, and a lot of cooperation [to help them] make sure they’re on target with what they’re doing.”