The Ivory Tower of Power

Business Basics

COMPANY NAME: Altronix Corp.




140 58th St. Building A, 3 West

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11220

Phone: (888) 258-7669

Fax: (718) 567-9056



PRESIDENT: Alan Forman

Strategy and Positioning

Talk about the unsung hero. Behind every video surveillance system, fire alarm and myriad other electronic security applications is an integral component making it all go, the power supply. While never credited for helping catch the crook or safeguarding a facility, maybe no one has a better appreciation for power supplies than installing security contractors. And oftentimes their provider of choice is Altronix Corp., led by its founder and president, Alan Forman.

The firm’s corporate headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y., occupies more than 100,000 square feet with the latest manufacturing technologies. In fact, all of the company’s products are made in the U.S.

“Altronix is one of the few designers and manufacturers of professional security solutions that maintains turnkey operations in the U.S. Unlike other manufacturers that either import products or provide final assembly for products that are sourced overseas, we take great pride in the fact that all Altronix products are exclusively made in the U.S.A.,” says Forman, who is a SSI Hall of Fame inductee.

Altronix integrated power solutions and products are deployed in a wide range of vertical markets but not limited to government, health-care, retail, corporate/industrial, transportation, critical infrastructure, financial/banking, retail, hospitality and entertainment venues. The company maintains its innovative edge by keeping close relationships with other manufacturers and staying abreast of the latest hardware and software platforms. Key product development input also comes from security dealers and integrators, consultants, A&Es and end users.

Forman counts the inexorable transition to IP-based security equipment and systems as the most significant agent of change affecting the industry as well has his own company. This has included the need to incorporate network connectivity into more of the firm’s traditional power supplies to allow remote set-up and status monitoring.

“The networking trend is redefining how systems are designed, deployed and installed. This trend has affected virtually every security product category,” he says. “At Altronix, we have several new product lines that address network systems compatibility, including solutions like our new eBridge Ethernet adapters that allow IP cameras to be easily deployed over legacy coax cable.”


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About the Author


Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

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