Select Security goes green

Penn. security company buys energy efficient mini-trucks, implements other measures to conserve fuel
Monday, September 1, 2008

LANCASTER, Pa.--In the late spring and early summer “when the price of gas started to kill us,” Select Security president Pat Egan decided it was time to go green.

Egan replaced nearly a third of his 40-vehicle fleet with Chevrolet HHRs and as a result, those vehicles will use half as much fuel as the previous vehicles, cutting consumption and costs for the company.

“They’re four-cylinder mini-trucks that get 28 miles to the gallon, highway,” Egan said. “We bought nine [vehicles] and we just ordered four more.”

To make all of Select’s vehicles, new and old, lighter and therefore more fuel efficient, the company is also reducing the quantity of supplies carried in the trucks. They’re using lighter equipment, fiberglass bins to carry equipment, lightweight ladders and shelving units.

In business for 35 years, Select Security has offices here, and in Williamsport and Altoona. It has its own central station and installation of security, fire, video surveillance and access control systems. It does business in greater central Pennsylvania.