Speco Technologies beefs up product engineering team

Expands headquarters, jumps on HDcctv bandwagon
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—Video security surveillance manufacturer Speco has beefed up its product engineering team with an eye toward “creating something that’s a bit different with our products,” according to Peter Botelho, executive vice president, in an email interview with Security Systems News.

Speco this week announced it had hired three new staff members including software engineer Eduardo Fajardo, and two product engineers, Nicholas Irons and Zin Thu.

“Speco is known in the market for innovation and product introductions that fit installers’ needs,” Botelho said, citing the company’s “patented wall-mounted DVR” as an example.

What kinds of new products will Speco be turning out?

With growing market acceptance of IP cameras “we have our finger on the pulse and will continue to enhance our presence in that space,” Botelho said. He noted, however, “we are confident that analog technologies will continue to dominate market share and we will continue to add value to our offerings.”

Speco is aware of the “buzz around HDcctv,” he said, and is an active member of the HDcctv Alliance. “[We] envision integrating the HDcctv technology with many of the innovative products we will be launching early next year,” Botelho said.

Speco communications director Pat Lotharis said the hirings mark “a continuation of an intense product development process from inception of design and manufacturing through to quality assurance,” and noted the company has also recently completed an expansion of its headquarters here. The new space will house Speco’s assembly and repair operations as well as quality assurance.