Roy Bowling

SSI Hall Of Fame: 2004

Career Highlights

  • Beginning in 1968, worked for American Sentry, starting in sales and moving up to GM of operations
  • Three years later, founded Guard-Allsecurity Centers
  • Started second company called Silent Sentry Systems
  • To ease installation frustrations, he designed and manufactured drill bits, spade lugs and other wire-pulling tools
  • In 1978, sold Silent Sentry Systems
  • In 1982, sold Guard-All Security Centers and started Labor Saving Devices Inc. (LSDI)

Why He’s on the List

  • Industry leader in enhancing art of wire and cable installation
  • Began LSDI out of home with a credit card, offering five specialized tools
  • Spent 15 years delivering live training
  • Compiled comprehensive training series on video
  • Continues to design new tools addressing changing needs of professional installers

Comments & Reaction: “I would like to be remembered as the ‘guru’ of professional installers, someone who pulled the art of installation out of the Dark Ages of fish tape and drudgery and into a more enlightened, innovative and creative era of professional installation using advanced tools and effective techniques. I am honored to be recognized. My heart has and always will be in the security industry.”

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