All Safe Technologies Opts for Hattiesburg (Miss.) to Open 3rd Branch
Headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Fla., All Safe was founded in 2000 by Don Williams and David Avritt, founder and former CEO of SentryNet.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — All Safe Technologies, based in Gulf Breeze, Fla., with a branch in Gulfport, Miss., has opened its third location here in Mississippi’s southern region.
“It is a natural progression for our company. We are in a growth mode and we have a lot of business in this area so it was a perfect fit as we move northward in our expansion,” says Alain Jamet, vice president of All Safe.
All Safe was founded in 2000 by Don Williams (former owner of Phillips Doby Security, which he sold to Interface Security) and David Avritt, founder and former CEO of SentryNet. Avritt was never active at All Safe, but devoted his energies into growing the wholesale monitoring business for SentryNet. Avritt originally started in the security business by founding Infipro in 1976 in Greenville, Miss., and later Memphis, Tenn. Avritt sold Infipro to Interface Security in 2000.
Fast forward to 2015, Avritt sold SentryNet — one of the larger wholesale monitoring companies in the United States — to Stanley Black & Decker, with central stations in Memphis and Pensacola, Fla. After divesting interests in SentryNet and taking a couple of years off, in 2019 Avritt bought out Williams interests, who was looking forward to retirement. Jamet and Irene Horton moved with Avritt over to All Safe from SentryNet and represent part of the core management team.
When asked what his plans are for All Safe, Avritt comments, “To grow and build a company. This is what I’ve done for 45 years.”
He continues, commenting the industry has changed, but in many ways it has stayed the same. As long as customers are provided exceptional customer service and the security provider remains progressive and keeps up with technology, the security industry is a very viable business, he says.
“I plan on doing that and also have a little fun along the way. Our goal is to grow organically with a few strategic acquisitions. I think you will see some pretty decent growth from us over the next five to eight years,” Avritt says.
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