For Immediate Release: March 7, 2013
Bay Shore Company Receives Investment from New York Based Investment Firm
Long Island Based A+ Technology and Security Solutions Receives Significant Investment from Westbury Partners
(Bay Shore, NY) – A+ Technology and Security Solutions, an Advance Convergence Group company headquartered in Bay Shore, New York and a pioneer in technology convergence, IP surveillance and security industry technology, is proud to announce a significant investment for expansion it has received from New York based investment firm Westbury Partners, a respected provider of flexible preferred equity and subordinated debt capital.
Already a respected leader in audio-visual, information technology and sophisticated video and security monitoring systems for schools, school districts, government facilities, energy providers, health care facilities and corporations, A+ Technology and Security Solutions will be expanding its facility in Bay Shore and its service area beyond the New York region.
Immediately, funds provided by Westbury Partners will support the significant expansion of A+ Technology and Security Solutions’ staff and technologically advanced facility in Bay Shore, New York. A major element of this expansion is the construction and staffing of a state-of-the-art 24/7 video surveillance Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) Fusion Center. A+ Technology and Security Solutions’ FusionCenters are powered by proprietary software and technology developed by company Founder and President David Antar. The sophisticated FusionCenter software and technology easily integrates information from disparate systems including video, access control, fire alarm, burglar alarm, building management systems and GPS/AIS tracking into one centralized convergence manager.
The Bay Shore FusionCenter and others to be built for the company and for clients will be manned by highly trained off duty and retired military and law enforcement professionals. They will utilize software and interfaces capable of easily and efficiently managing and rapidly processing vast amounts of critical incident data. Advanced user-friendly interfaces allow for more cost efficient monitoring and more rapid responses to critical incidents. A+ Technology and Security SolutionsFusion Center systems and software gives clients complete 24/7 situational awareness and ability to react quickly with the appropriate level of response.
In addition, the company will focus new resources on enhancing marketing and communication programs to educate prospective customers about its cutting edge capabilities and industry changing products and services. Over the next twelve months, the company expects strong growth and will significantly increase the size of its work force by hiring more than 30 individuals to fill key marketing, sales, HR, product development and research positions. The company will enlarge its service area and expand its industry focused marketing efforts.
Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy in Connecticut, there has been an increased awareness for the need for improvements in school security. In early 2013 A+ Technology and Security Solutions hosted successful School Safety and Security Forums on Long Island and in New Jersey. With the new funding, additional forums will be held throughout the Northeast to provide school administrators and educators with the latest in information about school security technology and best practices for school safety.
“Under the leadership of David Antar, A+ Technology and Security Solutions has emerged as a respected and leading provider of technology convergence, information technology and security solutions services. We share the common goal of bringing the company’s industry changing technology to a larger segment of the rapidly growing market for advanced security and technology solutions,” said Richard Sicoli, one of Westbury’s senior partners and newest member of the company’s Board of Directors.
“The regional and national technology infrastructure has now advanced to a point where our solutions can be easily implemented. This is the perfect time for expansion as the demand for our advanced security systems for schools, government buildings, health care facilities and critical infrastructure is experiencing record-breaking growth. The funds provided by Westbury Partners will allow us to accelerate our expansion and bring our Fusion Center, video management and convergence technology to more customers,” said David Antar, President of A+ Technology and Security Solutions.
For more information about A+ Technology and Security Solutions and its services visit www.theaplusgroup.com or call (866) 969-2600, ext. 2222.
About A+ Technology and Security Solutions, Inc:
A+ Technology and Security Solutions, an Advance Convergence Group company, designs and installs information technology, audio-video and advanced IP Surveillance and Convergence solutions for education, public sector, government, healthcare and commercial customers in New York tri-state region. The company’s clients include Yonkers Public Schools, Connetquot School District, Nassau BOCES, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New Community College at CUNY, NYC Downtown Heliport, Long Island MacArthur Airport and Brookhaven National Labs. A+ Technology and Security Solutions’ systems and solutions empower organizations to proactively mitigate security risks, while maximizing return on investment. Headquartered in Bay Shore, NY the company has research and development offices in Punta Gorda, FL. A+ Technology and Security Solutions continues to grow as a leader in IT, audio/visual, security and instructional technology and welcomes any visitors to its 18,000 square foot research and development facility in Bay Shore, NY.
For more information, visit www.theaplusgroup.com.