Practices Make Protection Bureau Perfect

Imbued With Spirit of Giving
Generosity and giving back to both the community and the industry are core elements of the foundation upon which The Protection Bureau has been built. The company’s professional affiliations include: Security Net; PSA Security Network; Pennsylvania Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (PBFAA); NBFAA; Automatic Fire Alarm Association of America (AFAA); ASIS; NFPA; BOMA; International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE); International Assoc. of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA); and many others.

Matthew Ladd (among others in the company) has followed in his father’s footsteps in not only being a member of these organizations but striving to actively participate on the boards and committees. Matthew is also a frequent contributor to industry publications.

The Protection Bureau’s philanthropic pursuits include: Good Works (nonprofit organization that repairs houses for the needy); Presbyterian Children’s Village (clothing, toys and necessities); The Lord’s Pantry (food bank); Habitat for Humanity; YWCA Chester County (Pa.); and Domestic Violence of Chester County.

Kotke highlights some examples of the Ladds’ kindness within the community: “When Keith Ladd heard that the owner of the local pizzeria had a child with autism, we began to use them exclusively for all of our catering needs.

When the YWCA expressed concern about the safety of the children who utilize their facility, calls were made to vendors to obtain a donated security system and The Protection Bureau donated central station monitoring.”

The company also hosts a National Safety Awareness Day event in June by inviting the community to participate in activities at its site. In addition, fund drives are organized for people in need, and support is lent to local police departments and area townships for their events.

When you put it all together, the 2009 Installer of the Year could not have happened to a more deserving — or nicer — company. Congratulations to The Protection Bureau!

About the Author


Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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