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SILICON100 2017

Security experts since 1983: Knight Security system

thesiliconreview-phil-lake-president-knight-security-system-17Knight security system was established in 1983 by PHIL LAKE (president), headquartered IN Austin, TX, United States. Knight Security Systems is a leading security systems integrator, focused on Honor, Integrity and Service. Knight’s advanced security solutions include access control, video surveillance, and intrusion as well as fire detection systems. Knight’s headquarters are located in Austin, with offices in Dallas, Houston, Corpus Christi, Lubbock, Edinburg and San Antonio.

Genesis of Knight Security

Knight Security Systems has built its reputation over three decades as one of the country’s leading providers of security system solutions. With over 5,000 systems installed since 1983, Knight Security Systems has assisted our clients in reducing internal and external loss, legal liability, employee liability, increasing productivity, safety compliance, customer satisfaction and bottom line profits. “Our staff is comprised of licensed professional engineers, systems technical professionals and IT network security specialists. Knight and its staff holds many industry certifications including Texas Department of Insurance's NICET fire license, Texas Department of Public Safety's Private Security Bureau License, as well as Cisco CCNA and CCDA certifications. We also employ technicians that are certified specialists for the manufacturers that we represent,” says Phil Lake, President.

Our Mission- We thrive on cultivating a creative and enviable workplace where people have room to grow and develop their talents. We employ the best in the security field to maintain the highest level of integrity and quality.

Our Vision-To improve and protect our clients' operational success through a long term relationship with a focus on client specific proven safety and security solutions, innovative and proactive service offerings, advanced technologies, and skilled employees.

Products and Solutions

Security solutions to give you peace of mind- Our products are hand-selected by our experts to ensure world-class protection. The customization of your system is our expertise.

The company partner with premier buying cooperatives for the State of Texas, as well as the Federal government, with firms such as DIR, HGACBuy, GSA and Choice Partners. We not only promise quality service and software upgrades to you, but deliver time and time, again on fully customized system installations, so your assets are protected. Our top-of-the-line brands include Genetec, S2, Milestone, Axis, Sony, HID, and more so that you can be rest-assured in the best security on the market.

Access Control Systems- Where data loss prevention begins.

Controlling who comes in and out of your building is your first line of defense; don't let it go unsecured. Our access control systems provide a vital layer to safeguard company assets at all times. 

 Successful keys of Access Control System

Collaborative, objective-based sales process where we listen to your needs and work with you to ensure a cost-effective solution, Leading edge, technology-driven design process, Early involvement with your IT department to ensure adherence to your company's standards, Project kickoff meetings with our project managers to cement roles and responsibilities to ensure the project is completed on schedule and on budget, Post-installation operator training so you know how to use the system and get the most out of your investment, Establishment of user policies for system operations

Fire Detection Systems

Protect your assets at the earliest sign of a fire

There are no second chances when it comes to protecting your business from fire. That's why Knight Security Systems works to exceed the performance standards established by the State of Texas, Underwriters Laboratories (U.L.), and the National Institute for Certification of Engineering Technologies (NICET) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for automatic fire detection systems. Our code-compliant systems are practical, reliable, and durable and interface directly with your buildings built-in sprinkler systems.

Benefits of Our Fire Detection Systems

We customize entry-level to complex systems for your organization, We implement redundant technologies, such as emergency power capabilities, for 24-hour protection, Point identification system gives crucial info to fire department in the event of a fire, Our systems are engineered, installed, tested and maintained on a yearly basis, Our personnel are NICET-certified, Our systems qualify you for maximum-allowable insurance credits, Systems integrate fully with other building solutions, such as built-in sprinklers, On-time delivery for all phases of new construction, Code-compliant system testing and service level support, In-state fire detection system, plus U.L.-certified alarm monitoring, Our staff has local fire protection experts on hand.

Meet the ingenious

Phil Lake, President: Phil Lake has been in the Life Safety/Security, and Controls industries for thirty years. During those thirty years, Phil has had ever increasing responsibility and opportunity and has held the President title for twenty years. The companies he has led include Honeywell, Chubb Security and Siemens--all global firms where Phil made a significant impact. However, Phil is most proud of his work at Knight. Working at Knight has been a doubly-rewarding experience, leading and cultivating an environment where each team member has valuable input in the direction of the company. With Phil as President, Knight has been growing at an aggressive pace, fueled by a dedication to service and client satisfaction. Phil holds a Certified General Accountant Degree (CPA equivalent) from the University of Toronto where he studied Industrial Marketing in the Executive Program.

“When it comes to security, there are no second chances”.