Prior to 1981, electronic security systems were primarily sold to businesses and affluent homeowners. However, in 1981, Peder Kolind forever changed the security industry by introducing a revolutionary, yet foundational concept: the mass marketing of alarm systems.
Along with this revolutionary concept, Mr. Kolind established his own software company in Copenhagen, Denmark to satisfy the needs of the rapidly growing security industry. IBS continues to provide the world’s leading software for central station alarm companies. IBS’ lead product, Security Business NET (SBN), was the first system with a relational database and a true GUI (Windows) interface and, as a result, has been the industry’s technology leader over the past 30 years.
In 1990, IBS opened an office in Irving, Texas, where the company now handles all development and support. IBS develops software for both commercial and proprietary central stations throughout North America, Central America, South America and Europe. The company operates on three continents and offers multi-lingual software and support.
IBS’ corporate mission is to provide cutting-edge technology and industry-leading technical support while building long-term, dynamic customer relationships. IBS manages a steady growth so that it can continue to offer hands-on customer support and can contribute to the success of its software community. IBS’ objectives are to continue to sell software to some of the world’s largest companies and to maintain its position as the leader in technological advancement and innovation in the alarm software industry.
Senior Management Profiles
IBS values long-term customer relationships. Three out of the four largest IBS customers have licensed SBN for over 15 years. The following profiles describe the employees that make these long-term relationships possible.
Andreas Jensen - Vice President of Development
Andreas Jensen has worked at IBS since the early 1980s. He moved with the company from Denmark to the United States, and he is now a US resident. Andreas directs all development efforts and takes on many of the major programming projects within the company. He has traveled extensively over the last 20 years and has become an expert on the monitoring and operation of central stations. He has been involved in relational database programming since its inception. Andreas is familiar with all facets of alarm communications and protocols of various receiver manufacturers.
Jake Williams - Vice President of Programming
Jake Williams joined IBS in March 2007. Since earning his B.S. in Computer Science in 1996 he has designed software systems in the fields of Insurance, Accounting, Sales, Marketing, Corrections (DOC, Montana), and Central Stations across multiple platforms.
Leesa Burns - Implementation Specialist
Leesa Burns has worked as an Implementation Specialist at IBS since October 2008 and has more than 25 years experience in the security industry. She attended the University of California-Los Angeles, and has spent her career at several well-known security companies. She has held licenses from the Texas Board of Private Investigators and CSAA.