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Press Release 8-17-15


Gus Kratzer Joins Best Security Industries as
Vice President of Sales

Industry Veteran Brings 25 Years' Experience in Retail Security

Delray Beach, Florida - August 17, 2015 -
Best Security Industries (BSI), a premiere provider of certified, pre-owned and private label electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems and custom video solutions, today announced that is has hired Gus Kratzer as its new Vice President of Sales. Kratzer will report to John Gantenbein, BSI's president and chief operating officer.

"Gus has extensive knowledge in the retail security space particularly as it relates to EAS and anti-theft solutions," commented Gantenbein. "Couple that with his stellar reputation in the industry and his established relationships with many retailers, make him the perfect sales leader to take BSI to the next level."

Kratzer began his career as a National Account Manager with Checkpoint Systems in 1990 where he focused on providing EAS, video, access control and intrusion and life safety solutions to his clients. In 2002, Kratzer joined Alpha High Theft Solutions where he held various positions ranging from Sales Manager for the Eastern United States to Vice President of Sales. Kratzer remained with Alpha, now a division of Checkpoint Systems, until leaving this year to join BSI.

"BSI is a great company, with an impressive and unique solutions offering," stated Kratzer. "I look forward to working with the new team to further educate the market on the true and far-reaching capabilities that BSI can deliver."

About BSI
Best Security Industries (BSI) offers both new and pre-owned Radio Frequency (RF) and Acousto-Magnetic (AM) technologies, including brand names such as Sensormatic and Checkpoint. BSI is the premiere EAS reseller providing hard to find legacy solutions through its Certified, Pre-owned systems and components. The company is now the largest independent distributor of EAS Systems, hard tags, labels and accessories.

Additionally, BSI manufactures items that are compatible and interchangeable with Sensormatic and Checkpoint tags and systems. Our products include EAS systems, security tags, detachers, deactivators, lanyards, security labels, benefit denial ink tags, and other peripherals. Its value-added services also include express exchange and repair on most EAS deactivators and detachers, a depot program for refurbishing and warehousing a variety of EAS components, consulting and integrations. The company also offers comprehensive trade-in and lease options as well as a full procurement program where it will buy excess inventory from the retailer.

Along with its full suite of certified pre-owned and BSI private label EAS solutions, the company also offers a full suite of analog and IP-based video systems and advanced analytics. For more information visit 



Press Release 8-17-15
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