Buyouts, Builder Programs, and Security RMR
In this Automation Unplugged episode, Ron Callis interviewed Greg Simmons, Co-Owner and Vice President at Eagle Sentry. Eagle Sentry is the 27th largest integrator in the CEPro 100. During the interview, Ron and Greg discussed best practices regarding RMR through security monitoring, reaching out to builders, Eagle Sentry's role in the smart home design for Indy racecar driver Alex Tagliani, and the process of doing a leveraged buyout.
About Greg Simmons
Greg Simmons started in the security industry as a central station operator for Eagle Sentry in 1989. He managed the central station for two years before being promoted to sales. While attending college full time, Greg sold security systems for 5 years before performing a leveraged buyout with his business partner of Eagle Sentry in 1996. He helped build the company as business development and sales director into a full systems integration company doing over 14 million in annual sales. He still holds the same position today, as well as presiding as the Nevada Security Association President. Greg is an active member of CEDIA. Eagle Sentry is currently listed as the 27th largest integrator in the CEPro 100.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Greg:
- How Greg got started in the AV industry
- His role at Eagle Sentry
- The process of doing a leveraged buyout of Eagle Sentry's existing ownership
- Security RMR
- Builder programs
- The smart home design for Indy racecar driver Alex Tagliani
- What's coming up at CEDIA