Security 101 - a globally-recognised security systems integrator - announced the hiring of Art Perez as global accounts director of applications engineering. The West Palm Beach-based global accounts team helps businesses mitigate threats and vulnerabilities to protect people, property and profits by solving complex challenges with uniform security programs delivering true standardisation across multi-site organisations.

Security and risk management expertise

Over the past 26 years, Perez has been a security and risk management expert for top integration companies including Honeywell and Tyco. His experience in installation, customer service, direct-sales, national and regional accounts, applications engineering and management, provides make him an ideal choice to design and implement enterprise-level security solutions.

Perez has mastered the balance of integrating people, processes and technologies to manage risk profiles as well as threats to business continuity for vertical markets such as financial, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure, bio-pharmaceutical and healthcare.

Veteran security industry professional

“As we continue to grow our global reach with Fortune 500 companies, we require the experience and expertise of veteran security industry professionals,” said Tom Echols, global accounts president. “We’re confident in Art’s technical advisory skills, specifically integration of information systems with open web protocols and data formats like HTTP, XML, JLSON, REST and SOAP to IT systems, and are elated to have him join Security 101.”

Perez attended the University of Florida and completed post-graduate studies at St. Leo University. He holds multiple product and industry certifications in information technology for integrated security products and solutions.