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How I Use My System: Jorgia McAfee

June 20, 2016Spencer Ives

Jorgia McAfee, VP of development with Gainesville, Fla.-based Crime Prevention Security Systems, has worked with the company for almost 20 years. “My family started this business in 1975 and I've been working here since I was in high school,” she said. McAfee has worked in “virtually every department, the only thing I haven't done is work out in the field as a technician.” Now, her role focuses on major projects and acquisitions. Security Systems News asked her about the system...

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Crime Prevention Security Systems widens Florida territory

August 19, 2015Amy Canfield

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Crime Prevention Security Systems has acquired Scott Alarm, expanding its territory into Northeast Florida.Crime Prevention gained 1,100 accounts in the deal, 70 percent of which are residential. “But the commercial part will probably start growing,” John Pastore, owner of Crime Prevention, told Security Systems News.Scott Alarm, based in Jacksonville and owned by Bruce Scott, specialized in alarm systems and home technology and business coverage. Scott contacted...

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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' 2014—Jessica McKinney

October 21, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

Jessica McKinney, 31, Vice president of operations, Crime Prevention Security Systems, Gainesville, Fla. What inspired you to get into the security industry? I grew up in the business. My parents started the company in 1975. I just kind of always knew that I would be part of this organization one day. Both my sister [Jorgia McAfee, the company's VP of development] and I would file and answer phones, and we both moved into more prominent roles in the company. I studied business management...

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Florida company succeeds with unique business model

July 31, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Founded by a microbiologist and a special education teacher, Crime Prevention Security Systems wasn't your typical security company when it began 38 years ago and it still stands out from others today.For example, while the company's main office here operates independently, a new Orlando, Fla. branch of the company established about a year ago is an authorized Guardian Protection Services dealer, said Jorgia McAfee, the company's VP of development. The company also operates...

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Redundancy helps Universal Security Monitoring grow

July 14, 2011Daniel Gelinas

GAINESVILLE, Fla. and ATLANTA—Universal Security Monitoring, which became the central station arm of Crime Prevention Security Systems when CPSS acquired the monitoring center in 1996, is growing its monitoring footprint, ramping up its AES IntelliNet radio network. It's a move central station manager Jim Carr says positions his company well for the future. "It's great the way you can build up that multi-path, mesh network up really quickly. We don't need to worry about depending on a third...

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