By Sandra Zunino
When it comes to providing peace of mind with a local touch, Chester-based Astech Security presents an array of security services to protect home and family.
Astech Sales Associate and former Queen Anne’s County Commissioner George O’Donnell insists there is no comparison to the superior service given by a local security business over a national company. Having worked for both, he says local companies impart friendlier customer service and the highest level of communication.
George worked for Choptank Security for 11 years before national AiG Security purchased the company. When he met with Astech Security owner Nick Miller, he realized they had the same philosophy – the customer always comes first.
“It’s like returning home,” he says. Astech Security has been providing service to the Delmarva Peninsula from Northern Virginia to Ocean City for 27 years.
Astech offers security solutions for commercial, industrial and residential applications using the best equipment available to the industry for monitored security systems, CCTV video surveillance, fire safety, access control and intercom capabilities.
“We have the ability to monitor off premise for intrusion, fire, low temperatures, CO, propane and even flooding,” George explains. Today’s equipment is so sophisticated clients can access their system when away from the site through telephone or computer.
Offering affordability and versatility, Astech can customize hardwired and wireless systems to the specific needs of the customer starting with a basic, reasonably priced package and adding on from there.
“One advantage of wireless is the ease of upgrading equipment and applications to meet the ever-changing needs of the customer,” says George.
Senior citizens at risk for fall or other medical emergencies can utilize the Astech medical button. Activating this small wireless device can provide instant 2-way voice communication to a central station, or automatically dispatch medical professionals in an emergency. One Astech client tributes the button for saving his life. He awoke in a hospital unaware that he had even pushed it. Unfortunately, fall victims have waited helplessly for days before rescue.
“Security is all about providing protection 24-hours a day whether you need it or not,” says George.
Astech’s high-end equipment comes with a sustainable warranty and is installed by in-house technicians. “We don’t think the best was to support the two most important things in your life – your home and family, is to go cheap,” George says.
Astech provides free security evaluations and recommendations and will upgrade existing systems from other companies. Emergency 24-hour monitoring from a station in Silver Spring ensures a speedy, reliable reaction from experienced responders. “We have found in some instances locality of the station provides a distinct advantage to responding to emergency situations,” says George.
With three operators in Astech’s office to take calls during business hours, clients are assured of personal service. As an additional touch, Astech stays on top of local police warnings and makes clients aware of threats specific to their neighborhoods.
“Unfortunately, because of the economy, crime in the area is on the rise,” George warns. “Whatever you want to protect, we have the ability to protect it. We provide peace of mind.”
For more information about Astech Security’s services, call 410-643-3611, 410-758-1915 or 1-800-776-1515 or visit www.astechsecurity.com.