Gillmore joins SNA

Just got this release today and thought I'd post it since I just recently learned about Gillmore Security. (I talked to Alan Gillmore last month. And there's a story in the upcoming March issue about this high-end resi company, which is located in Cleveland.) Gillmore just joined Security Networks of America. SNA is a group that's been around for quite a while, but "is pretty quiet in the industry," according to Dave Carter who gave a presentation at the recent Barnes Buchanan Security Alarm Conference. There's a brief in the March issue about that presentation. SNA is a member organization that's limited to privately held companies that have their own central station. SNA's holding its executive IT conference in Dallas on Monday, co-locating with our TechSec conference, which takes place Tuesday and Wednesday. I expect to get a chance to catch up with the folks from Gillmore and some of the other SNA members and will have more to report later. For now, here's the release:
Gillmore Security is Newest Shareholder in Security Network of America SOUTHERN PINES, NC (February 13, 2009) – Security Network of America (SNA) the organization in which independent security firms work together to compete successfully with giant national firms, announces its newest shareholding company, Gillmore Security of Cleveland, Ohio. “We’re very pleased to welcome Gillmore Security as a charter shareholder of SNA,” said Managing Director David W. Carter. “For nearly 40 years, Gillmore has been providing exceptional security service to businesses and residences in northeastern Ohio.” Participation in SNA is limited to firms that are privately owned, have a proven track record in the security and alarm business, own and operate their own UL Listed central station monitoring facilities and do not compete directly with each other. Today 36 SNA companies operate in 30 states and three Canadian provinces. Ranked collectively, SNA companies are among the top six security providers in North America. “Membership in SNA brings significant advantages,” Carter said. “As a corporate entity, our members can share key operational indicators to evaluate how we compare to our peers, the education and training programs we’ve developed keep our members on the cutting edge professionally and our combined purchasing power helps us gain leverage with equipment suppliers.” “At Gillmore Security, we’ve never been concerned about being the biggest, just about being the best,” said CEO Alan Gillmore III, whose father founded the firm in 1971. “We see our involvement with SNA providing us with significant advantages that will translate into even better service for our customers. SNA companies are in the same field, and I’ve always felt that the best way to learn is from people who are facing the same challenges you are. “Even though we operate regionally, participation in SNA gives us a national perspective that I’m convinced will help us serve our customers better than ever.”