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Jeff Martin President AVSJeff Martin, President of AVS Systems, Inc., began his career in the security industry following his graduation from the University of Miami in 1974.  With a degree in Business Administration, he quickly secured the position of Vice President with All American Alarm.  Upon the sale of All American to Honeywell in 1982, Jeff turned his focus to consulting and marketing management for smaller, independent alarm companies. Over the next four years he acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in the security industry thereby giving him the confidence to open his first company. Alarmtec Security Corp. began servicing the entire west coast of Florida when it opened in 1987.  With clients from Fort Myers to Pensacola, Alarmtec was a thriving company all the way up to Jeff’s decision to sell in 2004. After a much deserved break, Mr. Martin returned to the security industry with the same enthusiasm and determination he had in 1974.  In 2007, Jeff joined forces with Chris Shiver to open AVS Systems, Inc.

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Chris Shiver graduated from Southeast College of Mobile in 1990 with a degree in Electronic Engineering.  Right away, he was offered the position of National IT Consultant and Network Integration Specialist with Spartan Computer Services.  By 1993, Chris took on the added challenge of being Project Manager over Closed Circuit Surveillance Systems.  This new responsibility quickly gave him the opportunity to expand his technical expertise into the security field. By the time AVS Systems, Inc. opened in 2007, Mr. Shiver already had an extensive background in all areas of security; commercial fire systems, security systems, access control, A/V and communication systems, just to name a few. Chris is both a licensed Burglar Alarm System Agent (BASA) and Fire Alarm System Agent (FASA).  He is also a longstanding member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as well as the Alarm Association of Florida (AAF).

 

 

Recently around Pensacola….

Ashton Hayword and Jeff Martin

 

 

 

 

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayword and Jeff Martin at the Pensacola airport ribbon cutting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan and Jeff Martin at a Pensacola Chamber function.

 

 

Jeff Martin on Security News Now with David Craig