Our Pick - APB Security Systems, Inc.
In business since 1977, APB Security Systems, Inc. is a family-owned and operated full-service alarm and automation company. The company has worked with more than 5,000 residential and commercial customers, providing expert design, installation, and service of a wide range of security, surveillance, and automation systems. “We are a one-stop shop for cutting-edge technology, and we want to be your lifetime partner for all your security and smart technology needs,” says Steve Coppola, president of APB Security Systems, Inc.
Whether it’s installing a basic residential home automation system or providing security management for a large multi-location commercial facility, the company offers a high level of service throughout the entire process, from the initial estimate to when security staff remains on the phone until emergency personnel arrive. “Clients love that they’ll work with the same long-term employees to perform the installation and follow-up services — people prefer dealing with someone they know, and who knows them,” Coppola says.
The company relies on Staten Island’s only UL central station to monitor its customers, and is located at one of the most secure facilities in the country: The Staten Island Teleport. APB prides itself on providing professional, efficient, and courteous monitoring at its central station. The company provides a reliable, two-way radio network to make sure its customers’ signal reaches the central station — even if phone lines are cut or disabled. “We provide 24-hour indoor and outdoor monitoring cameras, with two-way voice communication, to view building interiors and parking lots,” he adds. “We also provide portable medical alert devices that communicate directly with our central station.”
The company has also become known for its additional technological offerings, such as audio/video entertainment systems and home control solutions. APB works closely with homeowners to install the system that meets their needs.
The company’s technicians are specifically trained to work with minimal disruption to the homes and businesses of clients, and the company regularly releases information designed to address the latest criminal trends and educate families and businesses on how to stay safe. “Our ultimate goal is to protect the family or business — and that becomes very apparent to our customers,” Coppola says.