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The Protection Bureau moves into Virginia

August 19, 2015Martha Entwistle

Systems integrator The Protection Bureau has opened a new branch office in Richmond, Va. I talked to Matthew Ladd, CEO of The Protection Bureau, about the new office today. “We had an opportunity that came to us with people in Richmond who wanted to work for the Protection Bureau,” he said. The integrator has 152 clients in the area and has had “an ongoing service need in region,” he said. “It was the perfect fit and opportunity. It made sense to open a branch office...

Matthew Ladd, Richmond Virginia, security systems integrator, The Protection Bureau

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Force Security: Audio and video verification essential

July 2, 2014Martha Entwistle

MANASSAS, Va.—Force Security president Ken Kocher is a former cop who believes audio and video verification are essential elements of an effective security system.“If a customer doesn't want a verified system, we walk away,” Kocher told Security Systems News. If a potential customer insists on an intrusion-only system, “I make them sign a waiver that says they understand this is only a reactive system,” he said.Less than one percent of Kocher's customers opt for the...

audio verification, Force Security, Ken Kocher, Matthew Ladd, physical security, SSN, The Protection Bureau, video verification

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General News

Integrators eye iris recognition once more

September 17, 2013Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—Iris recognition technology is highly reliable and it's been available for years. But until recently, it's also been high priced and a technology that some people are uncomfortable interacting with. As a result, iris recognition's use in recent years has been limited to high-security locations such as hospital laboratories and data centers or niche applications where other biometrics, such as fingerprint, won't work.However, as prices plunge and the technology becomes less invasive,...

blaine frederick, EyeLock, iom, iris recognition, iris scanners, Jim Coleman, john nemorovsky, mark clifton, Matthew Ladd, operational security systems

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Employee initiatives increase profits at The Protection Bureau

April 24, 2013Martha Entwistle

EXTON, Pa.—Sharing business metrics with employees and seeking input on ways to be more efficient has increased profitability for The Protection Bureau, an integrator based here.“We have a huge wall on our office filled with graphs and metrics and the employees are challenged to look at them and come back to us with suggestions,” explained Matthew Ladd, CEO and president of The Protection Bureau.“The results have been amazing,” Ladd said. For example, an initiative...

Matthew Ladd, security integrators, SSN, The Protection Bureau

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Security-Net: Making national accounts work for everyone

July 18, 2012Martha Entwistle

EXTON, Pa.—In existence for nearly 20 years, Security-Net is a $388 million national integration company made up of 19 independent integrators. Nineteen independent companies working together makes for a formidable national accounts provider, executives from member companies tell Security Systems News.“There are no weak branch offices,” said Matthew Ladd, CEO of The Protection Bureau.The company has an impressive list of national account customers including Sallie Mae, a project...

Cam-Dex Security, Dave Alessandrini, John Krumme, Koorsen Security Technology, Matthew Ladd, Pasek Corp., Sallie Mae, Security Systems News, Security-Net, Skip Sampson

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Charlotte integrator expands into fire, grows geographically

March 7, 2012Martha Entwistle

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—By the end of 2012, Enterprise Security Systems, a PSA Security systems integrator based here, expects to have two major strategic initiatives well under way: creating a new office in the Raleigh area and expanding into the fire business.Kurt Kottkamp, president of ESS, is a member of a PSA Security “PEG” (Peer Education Group) and said he's had a lot of help from his PEG colleagues as his company undertakes expansion plans.“Our company is much younger and...

Edwards Vigilant, Enterprise Security Systems, ISS, Jeff Nunberg, Kurt Kottcamp, Matthew Ladd, Peer Education Group, PEG, PSA Security, The Protection Bureau

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