Bridgeport, CT | October 1, 2015 – A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in video security and technology integration specializing in the convergence of physical and IP video security, announced plans for a new high tech center in Bridgeport. In a joint effort with its parent company, ACG Group, A+ Technology will renovate a 7,000 sq. ft. commercial building, creating a new state-of-the-art security command center and STEM education technology manufacturing facility. The building will also serve as the company’s Connecticut headquarters in the center of Bridgeport’s emerging high tech community, from which sales and support of its integrated security, audio/video and IT infrastructure solutions will be conducted. The opening of this facility signals the first step in creating a high-tech ecosystem within Bridgeport, by which the very technology manufactured there can serve to educate its young people, provide internship opportunities to its high school and college students, and ultimately provide career opportunities to the community’s technology-savvy graduates.
“As a mayor who is focused on making smart investments in our future, it is rewarding to see a company with which we have worked so closely on improving the quality of life of our residents make a long-term commitment to the City. A+ will be hiring locally and creating a positive impact on the economy of the region which benefits every Bridgeporter,” said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch.
“From our new facility, we will provide our industry-leading security services to clients in the region and we will develop and build STEM education technology products. Our efforts will create an ecosystem where we will hire and train more than 20 local people and interns and bring them up to speed with our proprietary technology. Our efforts, supported by the City of Bridgeport and Mayor Bill Finch, will generate economic activity and support the community which has embraced us,” said David Antar, President and Founder of A+ Technology and Security Solutions.
A+ will be the only tenant in the building, which is expected to open for business in October and will be fully operational in January 2016. The facility will be home to the company’s second Global Fusion Center. The Global Fusion Center is the company’s state-of-the-art security center, powered by C3fusion Software for visual verification, monitoring and incident response capabilities.C3fusion is developed and supported by IPVideo Corporation, also owned by ACG Group. In total, the company will hire more than 20 people in the following categories: security system installation specialists, IT engineers and software developers.
In 2014 A+ successfully worked with the City of Bridgeport to secure and reopen the historic 71-acre Pleasure Beach peninsula. The site, dormant since 1996, is now an attractive recreation destination. An effective state-of-the-art integrated video surveillance system, designed not to disturb the native wildlife, such as fox, deer and tiny piping plovers and ospreys, was installed. In recognition of the company’s outstanding work, Secured Cities and Security Technology Executive magazine honored A+ and the City of Bridgeport with its “Security Innovations Award” for the most innovative municipal project of 2014.
“We are committed to bringing our technology and solutions to industry, government and schools in Bridgeport and across Connecticut. We will continue to partner with the City to support security, technology and economic initiatives,” Antar said. “The programs Mayor Finch has instituted are turning Bridgeport into a safe and vibrant high-tech community and we are now an integral part of this effort.”
For more information about A+ Technology & Security Solutions Inc., its products and services, visit https://www.aplustechnology.com or call (866) 797-1300 ext. 2222.
About A+ Technology & Security Solutions Inc: A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc. and its’ affiliated companies, is a systems integrator specializing in the convergence of physical security, A/V and IT infrastructure solutions, based in Bay Shore, NY. Since 1988, A+ Technology & Security Solutions has been providing integrated solutions to schools, law enforcement, local, state and federal governmental agencies, healthcare and commercial organizations. Working closely with New York Police Department, Suffolk and Nassau County Police Departments, Department of Homeland Security, numerous fire departments, and over 100 public and private schools in the greater New York area, A+ Technology & Security Solutions is widely recognized as a trusted expert in school safety and security, providing efficient and innovative solutions with a proven and vetted track record of success.