Craig Albright, service manager for Atronic Alarms, reaches 30 years in security industrypublished in Totally Wired winter 2009-2010 edition
Craig Albright, Service Manager for Atronic Alarms, Talks about Life in the Security Industry.
Atronic: What interested you about the security field?
Craig: When I first started in 1981, I thought it would be good training that would secure a job with the phone company. But then I liked the work so much I’ve never left!
Atronic: What differences do you see between Atronic and other security companies?
Craig: I am on my eleventh year with Atronic, and they have always taken great pride in caring for their customers and “doing it right” with installing quality equipment using quality practices.
“Would I change anything? No.
I wouldn’t change much at all.
I like where I am today.”
Craig Albright, Service Manager
Atronic: What changes have you seen over the last 30 years in this industry?
Craig: Nothing was automated; passive infrared had not been invented. Motions were either microwave or ultrasonic. Keypads were just beginning. Most everything was a keylock on the outside of the property. Panels were not zoned. If you had a fault you either didn’t arm your system or you had to call for service. There was no Internet. Wireless sensors were just starting to come out. CCTV has gone from large bulky, heavy cameras that just gave a picture on a monitor all the way to the high resolution IP cameras and NVR’s that can be viewed from anywhere in the world.
Atronic: What do you like best about your job?
Craig: The variety of work and the constant challenge of a different situation that needs addressed. I also enjoy meeting some of the most influential people in the Kansas City area.