Supporting the LP Industry
Through Best-in-Class Service
following Cam Connections' acquisition by Protection 1,
Garret King helps CCI take customer service to new heights,
while supporting industry efforts through the LPRC
Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in
the U.S., announced the acquisition of
Connections, Inc. (CCI), a full-service security systems integrator based in
Lakeland, Florida with satellite offices in Davie, Florida and Charlotte, North
Carolina. Joining forces with Protection 1 has helped extend CCI's reach to better
serve its customer base by leveraging Protection 1's national footprint. The two
companies offer similar technologies including intrusion and life safety
systems, access control, CCTV, video analytics and POS monitoring.
Garret King, recently promoted to Business Development Manager for CCI,
has played an instrumental role in the company's growth and success. He started
with Cam Connections in 2008 as an Installation Technician, but has since
transitioned to the sales side of the company. Leveraging his experience in
engineering and design, with an understanding of the latest retail technologies,
Garret excels in helping clients realize their vision. With the support of a highly trained team of systems designers and
national account project managers, Garret and Cam Connections are able to deliver tailored
solutions to meet their customers' specific needs.
"Since joining us almost 10 years ago, Garret has always brought a creative and
unique approach to our internal workflow and interactions with customers, helping
us strive to deliver on our mission to provide best-in-class service, solutions
and value," said Robert Bull, Vice President-CCI, a division of Protection 1.
"Garret continuously stays on top of industry developments and trending
technology that impact our field rapidly."
Alan DeRennaux, Asset Protection Manager for HD Supply, who has been working
with Cam Connections over the past year on a chain-wide CCTV and BA rollout,
speaks highly of Garret's character and work ethic.
"Garret is someone I view as a leader in his industry. He has the knack to
communicate with many varieties of people, thus making him a valuable asset to
our company," said DeRennaux. "He is a true go-getter that references excellent customer
service as his first priority, which is evident when he goes the extra mile on
Cam Connections has partnered with the
Prevention Research Council over the past eight years, with Garret acting as
Technical Advisor for the group. In the past year, Garret worked tirelessly
with Dr. Read Hayes to construct and map out the environment for
the LPRC's Innovation Lab at the University of Florida campus. This first-of-its-kind iLab specializes in integrated technology and
provides members a state-of-the-art facility to visit.
"Garret has been an essential part of this very intricate plan," said Dr. Hayes,
Director of the LPRC. "His expertise
and overall likeable qualities make him the perfect person for this job. The
dedication and time he's spent with our organization is priceless."
Working around the clock to upgrade and unveil "Lab 3.0", Garret and the LPRC
team are looking forward to the
IMPACT Conference on Oct. 3-5, 2016. "It's been an amazing experience working
with and being a member of the LPRC," says Garret. "I'm proud to be part of the organization
and having a hand in shaping the future of the loss prevention industry."
Watch Garret's recent LPNN interview from our "Live in Philadelphia" at NRF
Protect 2016 broadcast.