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SECURITY SYSTEMS OF AMERICA
President Brice H. Beaver (left) and CEO Arthur L. Beaver
Jr. plan to continue to grow SSA.
Because SSA does not carry a large inventory, "We do rely on our distributors
getting us the product within the day or
two days that we need," Beaver explains.
SSA uses several firms on the alarm side
of the business.
The company also is a member-owner
of PSA, a security network for the video system and access control side of the
industry. "They put us in touch with all
these different vendors that are part of
that network," he says.
DOING IT RIGHT
Beaver joined his family's company in
2001 and is proud of its longevity in the
industry. "We've done something right in
our industry and we're up against a lot of
national companies," he says. "We're able
to offer the same services they do."
SSA also keeps up with trends. "If it's
something the industry is moving to-
wards, we train our employees to offer
those services," he says. "We're also not
afraid to go into new areas of technology."
SSA recently invested in a radio network, even though the features of the
local region made it challenging to implement. "In Pittsburgh, the topography is
up and down with hills and valleys," Beaver explains.
"We had to train our installers to invest
more time putting in the radio in order
to gain the best communication paths to
our monitoring center," he says. "This is
giving us advantages against our competition as we are the owner of our own network offering the fastest and most reliable communication in our industry, and
we do not have to pay for any third-party
services from other carriers."
SSA aims to grow. "We're always looking at acquiring companies to expand
our regions and areas that we serve,"
Beaver says. "We also are concentrating
our efforts on trying to expand our fire
The company also wants to expand
into new markets. For example, "We see
ourselves getting into the DIY market
and offering products and support services for the segment of the population
who wish to purchase their system online," he predicts.
MEETING ALL NEEDS
Security Systems of America (SSA) has the ability to provide standalone or fully integrated security systems for businesses of all sizes. "Whether large or small, a single
location or multiple sites, SSA has the experience and expertise to meet [the client's]
unique requirements," it says.
Its video surveillance systems allow its customers to monitor their businesses from
anywhere at any time. "SSA offers a wide variety of high-quality CCTV surveillance
equipment for indoor or outdoor use that can be customized to meet [the client's]
needs," the company says.
The firm also offers access control systems that allow users to track who enters and
leaves their buildings. "With our state-of-the-art technology using computers, readers, electronic locks and card keys, [they] can control who comes and goes, eliminating the need to replace keys and change locks," SSA says.
"With a click of a mouse, [users] can lock or unlock doors, disable an employee's
access to a site or generate an activity report," the company adds.
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