Smarter Security Systems Expands Sales Team and Achieves Record Revenue

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Richard Grams Brings 30 Years of Security Experience to the Midwest Region

Smarter Security Systems, provider of intelligent entrance control and outdoor security solutions, announced today that Richard Grams has joined the company as a Regional Sales Manager responsible for the Midwest region. Coming off another successful year in which Smarter Security more than doubled its revenue, this expanded sales coverage is expected to contribute to another year of growth.

"Richard is widely regarded as a true professional in the physical security industry, and we are pleased to have him as part of our growing, dedicated sales team," said Mark Ellsworth, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Smarter Security Systems. "He has been instrumental in our capturing market share leadership in Chicago while representing Fastlane® in that market over the past several years. This experience will allow him to contribute very quickly to our business in 2009."

"We exceeded our revenue plan for the year in 2008 as our investment in sales and marketing has shown significant dividends," said Jeff Brown, President of Smarter Security Systems. "Richard is another great example of our continued effort to expand the Fastlane optical turnstile and Smarter Outdoor™ security presence in the Americas, and we're confident he will help us achieve another record year as customers increasingly realize the unique benefits our solutions deliver."

In his role with Smarter Security, Richard Grams will cover ten states in the Midwest region as well as the Canadian province of Ontario. Richard brings 30 years of experience in the security industry, having worked nearly all of it in this same geographic territory. Most recently, Richard spent six years as a Vice President of Brainard-Nielsen Marketing, a manufacturer's representative for Smarter Security's entrance control products. Prior to that, Richard owned LGL Sales & Marketing for 20 years, where he represented Panasonic Security Systems and other security products, ultimately merging the business with Brainard-Nielsen. Richard makes his home in Rockford, Illinois and can be reached at (847) 226-5254.

About Smarter Security Systems, Ltd.:
Smarter Security Systems provides extremely intelligent entrance control and outdoor security products to help organizations protect their people and assets in a world of increasing threats. Since 1992, Smarter Security has offered Fastlane turnstiles, the most elegant and intelligent optical turnstiles available, which protect thousands of commercial and governmental lobbies on 6 continents. Smarter Security's comprehensive line of outdoor security products consists of remote surveillance and perimeter protection solutions, including SmarterSentry™, a complete mobile surveillance unit. For more information, please visit


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