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Security Industry

   I consider myself a Security Industry Professional, I have enjoyed a career in the Security Industry for over 35 years. I have have worked in the field servicing and installing security, fire, CCTV and access control systems for over 25 years. I also have over 12 years experience as a Technical Advisor working in a national call center assisting customers and co-workers resolve technical issues and upgrade existing systems. I am familiar with newer interactive home automation security systems that use the Alarm.com and Honeywell Total Connect platforms. I try to stay current with the NFPA, NBFAA, UL and Universal Builder Codes as well as the Security Alarm Industry CP-01 False Alarm Reduction Standards.

Communciation Industry

   I started installing commercial telephone systems with the forced break up of AT&T. As POTS telephone service is being replaced with digital VoIP communications and internet broadband technologies, technicians also need a strong understanding of IP networking.
My networking skills started with setting up a coaxial 10mb thin-net using RG-58 cable and
50 ohm terminators to interconnect PC work stations to a server. Today I install hardwired networks using CAT 5e and CAT 6 cable using BICSI standards insure network speeds up to 1gb. When outside access into the customer's local network is needed to view a NVR or DVR remotely, I can set up the network router to forward a port to a specific IP. Although I am not BICSI or Cisco certified, I have had network cabling systems I installed pass a BICSI wiring certification test.

Computer Industry

   I can assemble a PC from parts and install the operating system. I am familiar with older DOS operating systems and Microsoft® Windows versions from Windows® 3.1 to Windows® 10. I am also familiar with Linux web hosting services using Perl and PHP scripting and can set up a Microsoft® IIS web server with PHP and Perl scripting to be used as a local development web server. I can create web sites that use a PHP scripting engine to deliver dymanic content in HTML5 and CSS3 that can be viewed by web browsers, smartphones and mobile phones. I can also integrate a PHP or Perl script to update and retreive information from a MySQL data server.

Professional Skills
  • Installation and repair for residential and commercial security, fire, CCTV and access control systems.
  • Taught several classes for customer service reps on DSC security systems.
  • High level of computer literacy including web site design, PHP and Perl programming. See eaksr.com and bobsamicllc.com.
  • Experienced with setting up and maintaining computer networks.
  • Independent learner.
  • Work well both individually and in team environments.
  • Stay current with HIPAA rules and regulations.


Work Experience

Health Direct Pharmacy Services
HIPAA Certified Pharmacy Driver

9/2018 to Present
Mt. Pleasant, PA

  • I deliver pharmaceutical prescriptions to institutions and residences.


Specialty Pharmacy Services, LLC
HIPAA Certified Pharmacy Driver

2/2018 to 9/2018
Mt. Pleasant, PA

  • I deliver pharmaceutical prescriptions to institutions and residences.


Select Security
Installation and Service Repair

1/2017 to 12/2017
Center Twp., PA

  • Install and service commercial and residential Security and Fire Alarms, IP and Analog CCTV cameras with NVR/DVR recorders and Access Control Systems.
  • Working as job foreman.
  • Provide on call coverage as needed.


George M. Brobeck Co. Inc
Installation and Service Repair, Sales

10/2016 to 1/2017
Center Twp., PA

  • Installed and serviced commercial and residential Security and Fire Alarms, IP and Analog CCTV cameras with NVR/DVR recorders and Access Control Systems.
  • Worked as job foreman.
  • Sold new and upgraded existing systems.
  • Provide on call coverage as needed.


Guardian Protection Services Inc
Customer Service Technical Support

2/2004 to 9/2016
Warrendale, PA

  • Began working in the programming department doing remote programming for residential and commercial customers.
  • Worked as part of a technical support team for approximately 200 customer service reps at Guardian’s Corporate Headquarters and Remote Phoenix Customer Service call centers.
  • Guardian has over 250,000 customers. System types include Honeywell, Interlogix, 2 Gig, DSC, Napco, and Radionics.
  • Reviewed and trouble shot issues with both Alarm.com and Honeywell Total Connect home automation installations including Z-Wave and IP Cameras.
  • Dealt with questions from both CS reps and directly with customers.
  • Helped develop written literature to assist CS reps better understand the products that Guardian sells.
  • Work with other departments and branch offices to resolve technical concerns.


Greiner Security Systems Inc
Installation and Service Repair

6/1999 to 2/2004
Greensburg, PA

  • Installed and serviced commercial and residential Security and Fire Alarms, CCTV, Access Control Systems, Intercom and Audio Distribution Systems.
  • Worked as job foreman.
  • Provide on call coverage as needed.
  • Designed many of the systems that we installed working directly with commercial customers.


G. M. Brobeck Co. Inc
Installation and Service Repair

9/1992 to 6/1999
Center Twp., PA

  • Installed and serviced commercial and residential Security and Fire Alarms, CCTV, Access Control Systems and Intercom Systems.
  • Installed and serviced commercial Hybrid Comdial and Vodavi KSU Telephone systems.
  • Installed and serviced residential Home Theater 5.1 Surround Systems and Audio Distribution Systems.
  • Worked as job foreman.
  • Provide on call coverage as needed.
  • Attended various training seminars at Cedia '97 Expo in Atlantic, Ga.


Anything Wood Products
Wood Craftsman

6/1992 to 8/1992
Scottdale, PA

  • Constructed high quality wooden doors for local hardware and home centers.
  • All phases of wood working from ruff cut to finished product.
  • Set up and used wood plainers, jointer, table saw, band saw, table router, belt sanders, and special glue joint jigs.


Greiner Security Systems Inc
Installation and Service Repair
Central Station Dispatcher and Management
Service Manager

1/1990 to 5/1992
Greensburg, PA

  • Installed commercial and residential Security and Fire Alarms, CCTV, Access Control Systems, and residential Music and Intercom Systems.
  • Worked as job foreman.
  • Provide on call coverage as needed.
  • Assisted in the proper setup and configuration the MicroKey Central Station automation system for the Radionics D6500 and ITI CS-4000 alarm receivers.
  • Worked as a Central Station Dispatcher and Manager.
  • Worked as the Service Department Installation and Service Manager.


A-Tek Scientific
Sub-Contract Security and Fire Alarm Installations
Designed and Sold Alarm Systems

11/1988 to 12/1989
Uniontown, PA

  • Owner / Operator of a Partnership.
  • Sub-contracted installation of commercial and residential Security, Fire Alarms and CCTV systems.
  • Worked as job foreman.
  • Provide on call coverage as needed.
  • Designed and sold residential and commercial security and fire alarm systems.


Alarm Monitoring of Uniontown
General Manager
Technical Trainer
Designed and Sold Alarm Systems

10/1986 to 11/1988
Uniontown, PA

  • Started the Alarm Sales and Service Department for the company.
  • Decided which products the company would sale.
  • Worked as job foreman.
  • Provide on call coverage as needed.
  • Designed and sold residential and commercial security and fire alarm systems.
  • Trained owner's son how to sale, install and service alarm systems.


Eastern Security
Installation and System Repair
Technical Trainer

11/1984 to 9/1986
Uniontown, PA

  • Installed commercial and residential Security and Fire Alarms, CCTV, and residential Music and Intercom Systems.
  • Installed and serviced 1A2 Key Telephone Systems for a local tri-state home center chain.
  • Worked as job foreman.
  • Provide on call coverage as needed.
  • Trained new employees how to install and service alarm systems.


Protective Security
Installation and System Repair

4/1984 to 11/1984
Uniontown, PA

  • Installed and serviced commercial and residential Security and Fire Alarms Systems.
  • Serviced commercial CCTV Systems.
  • Worked as job foreman.
  • Provide on call coverage as needed.
  • Trained new employees how to install and service alarm systems.


Telephone System And Supply
Installation and System Repair

2/1984 to 11/1984
Uniontown, PA

  • Was trained to install and service 1A2 and Tie Key Telephone Systems.
  • Worked as a part time job in evenings and weekends.
  • Worked as job foreman.
  • Trained new employees how to install and service 1A2 Key Telephone systems.


Allegheny Teleconn Systems
Installation and System Repair

8/1981 to 4/1984
Uniontown, PA

  • Installed and serviced commercial and residential Security and Fire Alarms Systems.
  • Installed and serviced commercial CCTV Systems.
  • Worked as job foreman.
  • Provide on call coverage as needed.
  • Trained new employees how to install and service alarm systems.


Belvetone Systems
System Installer

3/1978 to 11/1980
Connellsville, PA

  • Was trained to install commercial and residential Security and Fire Alarms Systems.


Education

Connellsvile Senior High School
High School Diploma

8/1974 to 6/1977
Connellesville, PA

Took classes in: Electric Shop, Machine Shop, Wood Shop, Mechanical Drawing, and Business Math.
Activities were Chess club



Cleveland Institute of Electronics
Completed 90% of the course

6/80
Cleveland, OH

Home study analog and digital electronics course with circuit bread boarding lab.



CEDIA Training Seminars
CEDIA Expo97

10/1997
Atlanta, GA

Attended various home automation and electronic industry related technology seminars.
CEDIA is the national organization of Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association.



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