Security 101® - Hampton Roads, a leading security systems integrator, announced For Kids as the winner of the 2018 Gift of Security. The corporate giving initiative donates $10,000 worth of integrated security services from locally owned offices, and equipment from program product partner, Axis Communications, to deserving nonprofits. All integrated security solutions provided are completely free for the nonprofit winner.
This year nearly 70,000 votes were cast collectively to determine 15 nonprofit award winners at different office locations throughout the country.
Since inception, the Gift of Security has provided integrated security solutions to nearly 30 organizations. The most challenging part is getting organizations to understand the legitimacy of the giving program and to nominate themselves. Local offices are privately owned and under no obligation to participate in the Gift of Security. In fact, employees at participating local offices often donate their time during the work week to execute the program and donate time on the weekend for installations.
The award presentation will take place in January 2018.
Nonprofit finalists have been named for the 2018 Gift of Security and the winning nonprofit will be determined by online vote. Voting to take place November 16 - December 8.
2018 Nonprofit Finalists
|First Baptist Norfolk|
|Hampton Roads Soccer Complex|
Security 101® - Hampton Roads is excited to announce their participation in the 6th annual Gift of Security. The corporate-giving program provides an integrated security system and $10,000 worth of equipment from product partner, Axis Communications, to one nonprofit winner at each participating office location. This year fifteen Security 101 offices throughout the U.S. will engage a panel of judges from the community to help review nonprofit nominations and identify three qualified organizations to advance to the online voting process, which ultimately determines the grand prize winner. Voting will take place throughout the month of November and the winning organizations will be announced in December. Click here to nominate a nonprofit candidate.
2018 Judges Panel
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Rileen Innovative Technologies
Wells Fargo Town Center
Tenon North America
The Norfolk Chapter of InfraGard held their first annual “Partnership for Protection Symposium & Expo” at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC). Sponsored in part by Security 101 - Hampton Roads, the event was intended to build relationships and partnerships among organizations and professionals who share interests in information-sharing to achieve protection and safety of our homeland and critical infrastructures.
Several Non-Profit Organizations and Critical Infrastructure Partners were in attendance to share information about their roles in our communities. With over 90 people in attendance, the event was a great success.
Security 101 - Hampton Roads was awarded the 19th spot on the annual Fast50 from SD&I's list of fast-growing security integrators in America!
This is the sixth annual Fast50 from SD&I. The program was implemented to recognize the many large and small organizations of the security contracting industry that make up its installers, integrators, and dealers. The Fast50 applauds companies that offer cutting edge technologies and superior standards, going above and beyond to provide the best products, quality, and customer service.
The Fast50 intends to recognize companies of all sizes, evaluating and selecting winners and their rank based on their year-over-year percentage growth and revenue growth, with their overall ranking reflecting a balance between the two criteria.
Join us in congratulating Security 101 - Hampton Roads on the honor and recognizing the hard work and dedication to their customers that went into acheiving this award. To see the full list of integrators please visit SD&I's Fast50.
Security 101 - Hampton Roads partnered with Axis Communications, Inc. and donated a new surveillance system to Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads as part of the 2017 Gift of Security program started by Security 101. The program, in which local judges and the public nominate and vote for local nonprofit organizations, has been an ongoing initiative that began five years ago as a way for Security 101 to give back to local communities. Congratulations to the winner!
Security 101 - Hampton Roads was given the opportunity to be a part of 10,000 Small Businesses, an initiative that provides entrepreneurs the training and tools to transform and improve their companies. The teaching initiative is a partnership between Babson College in Massachussetts and Goldman Sachs and runs for 12 weeks of face-to-face and online training.
Click here to see the full article about the program.
Security 101 - Hampton Roads was featured in the Hampton Roads Business Journal for their tremendous efforts with the 2017 Gift of Security program. The Gift of Security entails the community nominating and voting for worthy local nonprofit organizations in need of a security system. Security 101 has partnered with Axis Communications, Inc. this year to provide the winning nonprofit with a state-of-the-art surveillance system as our way of giving back to the community this holiday season.
Security Systems News has announced its "20 Under 40" Class of 2016 Integrator winners, and we are proud to have one of our own honored this year. Matthew Netardus, 26, Head of System Design in our Norfolk, VA office.
Matthew has seen many angles of the security industry, from the construction, end user, and integrator perspectives. “It definitely helps having been an end user,” he said. “I’ve seen every different side of that puzzle; starting off in the construction side, seeing the very bare bones in terms of technology, and then going to being an end user and being in charge of a department that actually used these systems - then going back into the installation and integration side," says Netardus.
Netardus first worked with perimeter fencing, defenses, and gates at military bases, before moving on to become an asset-protection executive for Target. “I ended up jumping sides of the industry and going from an end user to an integrator at that point,” he noted, saying it was “happenstance” that brought him to Security 101.
As co-owner of our Hampton Roads office, Netardus oversees the programming and sales teams, acting as a bridge between operations and sales. He ensures that both departments have all of the resources they need, and that the system the customer gets is the same as the one originally designed, “which sometimes gets lost in translation if the same person isn’t there from that original walk-through to the end of the install,” says Netardus.
Netardus says he likes how much technology changes in the industry, and has a specific interest in cloud technologies. “A big part of my job is staying on top of new technology. Any new products that our branch brings in, I’m responsible for vetting them before we start to carry and offer [them].”
Security 101 assisted the 2015 HOEPS conference with automated attendance tracking.
Retail Alliance, a non-profit trade association serving the interests of local retailers in greater Hampton Roads, hosts an event known as the Loss Prevention Task Force the fourth Tuesday of every month. In April, Matthew Netardus of Security 101 - Hampton Roads presented about the benefits of video surveillance in loss prevention for retail spaces, touching on topics such as analytics, monitoring efficiency, its return on investment, and ease of integration with other systems.
Matthew discussed the usefulness of video with the 3 D's: deter, detect, and document: surveillance systems that utilize public vew monitors reminds customers they are on video, deterring undesirable behavior; cameras with a POV of the point-of-sale detect employees who may be giving unauthorized discounts or stealing from the tills; and covert placement of cameras document organized retail crime as well as internal theft, proving invaluable in the prosecution of such criminal cases.
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