Area Businesses Boom and Bust in the Aftermath
Security industry gets boost
By Linda Stiles - Staff Writer
October 21, 2001
The nation’s case of the nerves has been a boost for the security industry. Municipalities are adding alarms to protect water systems, schools are installing cameras, businesses are putting in electronic pass-key systems and private individuals are purchasing “panic buttons” that can be purchased to summon help in case of emergency, said John A. Campau, president and CEO of Comtronics, a Jackson electronic security and telecommunications business.
The security division of the business is up 50 percent and has added seven employees, including sales staff, installers and alarm monitors to keep up with the new business, Campau said.
Business also is up nationally since the attacks, according to the Security Industry Association in Alexandria, Va., a trade organization representing both manufacturers and vendors.
“We’re seeing an incredible increase in awareness,” Campau said.
Reprinted with permission from The Jackson Citizen Patriot
Copyright October 2001