Supreme now bidding big scale

Newly expanded fire division ready for more complex jobs
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Monday, September 1, 2008

UNION, N.J.--With the goal of playing in the “large-scale market,” Supreme Security has beefed up its fire division and become a Gamewell-FCI dealer, the company announced in August.

“This opens up a whole new spectrum [of work] for us,” said Alan Karpas, chief operating officer for Supreme Security.

David Bitton, chief technology officer, noted that Supreme, which has been in business for close to 80 years, has done fire work “for a very long time … [but until now] didn’t have the wares to play in the bigger market.”

Bitton expects to be bidding on work in “schools, high-rise buildings, office complexes, jobs that require a sizeable number of points of protection or need networked systems.”

Scott Beale has been promoted to fire division manager. He’s “NICET certified and is helping train and mentor a number of staff members to get them NICET certified,” Bitton said. Having “multiple staff members certified lends significantly to our credibility,” he added.

Supreme’s central station has also been listed as an approved facility to monitor fire systems in all five boroughs of New York, a special designation.

Training with FCI-Gamewell was ongoing at Supreme in August and Karpas said that the company intends to “definitely look to become more of a player and a major expert in this area.”