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Protecting the important things in life since 1979, the World Wide Security Group continues to embrace the changing needs of its customers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Metro New York and throughout the entire United States. Under the guidance of its security professionals, our member companies are well-known leading providers of crime prevention, fire protection, loss prevention and automated systems for businesses and homes. Nationally ranked at being one of the Top 100 security companies in the U.S. by Security Dealers Magazine, we operate our own UL Listed Central Monitoring Station with trained personnel who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 


MANAGEMENT TEAM

Security Company New YorkKenneth F. Mara

CEO & President

Ken formed the Company in 1979, with kindergarten classmate Joe Ingegno, who has been Ken's partner for over 30 years.The business was started while Ken was attending Adelphi University where he later graduated with a business degree. Ken has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and was also the very first Vice President of the Long Island Alarm Association.  He has worked with various law enforcement groups in an effort to educate police and fire officials about the security industry while helping to protect the public. While Ken runs the business side of the Company, his partner Joe handles the operations. He enjoys sales and marketing and has successfully completed over 20 acquisitions of smaller security companies over the last 30 years. An avid skier, Ken also enjoys tennis, golf and platform tennis.


 

Security Systems Long IslandJoe Ingegno

Owner / Senior Vice President

Joe co-founded the company with his partner Ken Mara and has over 32 years experience in the security industry.  Presently as Executive Vice President, he directs all field operations and has trained and supervised many technicians over the years. Known for his commitment to quality craftsmanship, many technicians welcome the opportunity to work alongside Joe. Appearing on Network and Cable News TV Programs, he has been asked to speak on various topics such as How to Reduce False Alarms: and How to choose the Right Alarm Company for Your Home or Business. He is also knowledgeable in the latest technology in access control, home theater and multi-room audio. Joe enjoys being involved in the alarm industry and has conducted numerous seminars on training alarm technicians in all low voltage applications.


Security Companies in Long Island NYMark Simson

Chief Financial Officer

Serving as CFO for World Wide Security, Simson is an experienced industry professional with over a decade of experience in security, advertising, video integration and manufacturing. Simson oversees the execution of all operational and economic programs for raising capital, growth through acquisitions and the maintenance of the company's overall financial strength. Simson formerly served as vice president and chief financial officer at iVerify where he is credited with raising $25 million in capital; he also served as interim CEO of National Systems Integration. At Triax Capital Advisors, Simson was responsible for managing portfolio companies with measures to implement cost controls, internal business processes and weekly reporting requirements. Prior to this Simson was a senior auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he obtained his CPA.

 


Garden City Security SystemsLou Martorello

Vice President of Sales

As an industry sales professional with over three decades of experience in alarm technology and best practices; Martorello directs the company's sales activities including trade show attendance and speaking engagements. Responsible for selling over 8,000 residential and commercial accounts, he also oversees sales training techniques for the company's service and installation departments. 

 


Long Island SecurityDave Young

Vice President - Vision Monitoring Services

After joining the company in 1993 as Vice President and co-founder of Vision Monitoring Services, Young oversees the operations and management of the central station at World Wide. Considered one of the largest and most technologically advanced central stations on Long Island, Vision Monitoring under Young's direction monitors over 15,000 accounts nationwide. Over 100 alarm companies depend on Vision's central station to provide wholesale monitoring services. With over 25 years experience, Young is also the former president of the Long Island Alarm Association. 

 

 


 

Honeywell Long IslandPatricia Mara

Vice President

As a Hofstra University graduate with a distinguished background in law enforcement, Patricia has been with the company since 1980. She has held numerous growth management positions, before taking leave from the company during which time she pursued a career with the Nassau County Police Department, rising to the rank of detective. She rejoined the company where her valuable law enforcement experience has been relied upon to develop numerous security and community outreach programs. Patricia is also responsible for instituting administrative programs focusing on customer retention and attrition. Patricia, who is married to Ken Mara is also an avid sports enthusiast enjoying tennis, golf and skiing.

 

 

Industry Affiliations and Memberships:

 

  • National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA)
  • New York Burglar Alarm Association
  • Central Station alarm Association
  • Long Island Alarm Association
  • The Better Business Bureau
  • The Garden City Chamber of Commerce
  • Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association
  • Metropolitan Alarm Association
  • First Alert Professional Dealer Network
  • Honeywell CSS (Commercial Security System) Dealer
  • Honeywell CRAVE (Custom Residential Audio Video Expert)

 

Worldwide Security owns and operates our own UL-listed Central Station. Our installations and technology offerings exceed stringent industry standards and are compliant with other industry oversight groups such as Honeywell, Underwriter's Laboratories (UL), X-10, Notifier Fire Systems, Northern Computer, Panasonic and Home Automation. We carry and install technology by leading and proven companies.

 

World Wide Security Group is headquartered in Garden City, New York. Our UL-listed Central Station is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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Newsflash

Ken Mara of World Wide Security a Long Island Security Systems Integrator Acquires CCTV Security Ltd.

Garden City and Long Island City, New York (July 26b, 2013): World Wide Security announced today it has completed the asset acquisition of CCTV Security Ltd., of Long Island City. CCTV Security Ltd. is a full-service electronic security systems integrator founded over 40 years ago. The newly acquired company specializes in high-end surveillance, security and protection throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Westchester County. The acquisition of CCTV Security will increase World Wide’s service offerings and specialized security solutions such as perimeter, biometrics, barrier, camera and access control systems for foreign governments, museums, galleries, parking facilities, offices, hotels and high-rise apartment buildings in these areas.

World Wide Security has been acquiring regional security companies for the past 4 years as part of its growth strategy. “We choose CCTV Security because of their strong CCTV and access control presence in New York City, an area where we wanted to concentrate on,” stated Kenneth Mara, President & CEO of Garden City-based World Wide Security Group, adding, “Their client base is comprised of blue chip corporations that will now be able to purchase additional security services that were not available through CCTV Security such as intrusion detection, fire and smoke alarm systems and monitoring.”

Wyn Grant, CCTV Security’s founding owner will be joining World Wide Security as manager of CCTV services, a new division formed through the acquisition. “Wyn has been in the security business for 40 years and has incredible industry knowledge. Wyn and his business partner Gary Gray built the company together and we are very fortunate to have Wyn staying on to grow the CCTV division,” explained Mara.