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SECURITY SYSTEMS OF AMERICA
www.ssasecurity.com / 2016 sales: $6 million / Headquarters: Pittsburgh / Employees: 65 / Specialty: Customized security systems
/ Brice H. Beaver, president: "We've been able keep up with the demands of the marketplace."
Safe and Secure
SSA evolves to maintain its clients' security.
BY ALAN DORICH
SSA serves a broad customer base that ranges from small
homes to major corporations.
ecurity Systems of America
(SSA) has been known for keeping
clients safe for 45 years. "We're
a recognizable face within our region,"
President Brice H. Beaver says. "We've
been able keep up with the demands of
Based in Pittsburgh, SSA provides customized security systems for businesses
and homes in its home city and the tristate area. Beaver's father, CEO Arthur
L. Beaver Jr., purchased the company in
1972, when it was more modestly sized.
"It essentially started off strictly as a
burglar alarm company," Brice Beaver recalls, noting that the company expanded
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its product lines and services to stay competitive. "Nowadays, we're pretty much a
full-service security integrator."
The company also prides itself on providing efficient service. "We've always
promoted ourselves as the local company," he says. "We strive to service our customers within 24 to 48 hours."
A WIDE REACH
SSA serves a broad customer base that
ranges from small homes to corporations
that have appeared on top-500 lists. "It's
pretty wide," Beaver says. "We're not just
in one area."
The company is finding the residential
sector to be very competitive at the moment, Beaver says. "The trend is that people are looking at the cable companies for
their security now," he says.
"We see that as being too saturated for
us," he states. "That's why we are kind of
concentrating [more] on our commercial
market." But he asserts that the company's mix of commercial and residential
customers is nearly evenly split.
ONES TO RELY ON
Beaver praises the work of SSA's distributors. "We get our products in a timely
fashion," he says, noting that this works
well with the company's model.