SSD to build disaster recovery center

Integrator experiencing growth in hosted and monitored services
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif.—SSD Alarm Systems, a full service security company, is building a disaster recovery center, to support its growing hosted and monitored services offerings.

“We do a lot of hosted access and video verification and really focus on services,” Scott Hollis, SSD VP of sales, told Security Systems News.

Based here, SSD does about $34 million in revenue and has about $1.3 million in RMR. Its business is 80 percent commercial. In addition to intrusion, video and access, it also provides fire.  

SSD has 125 employees and 10 branch offices, six in California, two in Texas and one in Phoenix and one in Denver. It has two central stations.

SSD began a “concrete effort” to promote its hosted solutions about five years ago, Hollis said, and “video verifications has been very strong over the past 18- to 24 months,” he said.

Strict verification legislation, particularly in Calilfornia, is propelling this offering, he said.

Hollis said the disaster recovery center is important to back up “the significant monitoring operation we have as well as to support the company from an IT standpoint.”

The company’s new offerings require additional servers, and SSD also wanted to have full redundancy and a location that staff members can get to in the event that the disaster recovery center needed to come online.

Hollis said SSD specializes in “design-build” systems and does a lot of work in the mid-commercial market.

SSD also focuses on “event-based opportunities” such as when “a company outgrows a space and moves to a new location or it expands and adds a new location.”