Charlie Howell is a security specialist with over 22 years' experience installing, designing, engineering, and servicing security systems of all size and nature. Charlie brings his security expertise to the consulting process by performing needs assessments; reviewing design criteria, specifications and drawings; providing inspections of installation; reviewing security control systems and central monitoring station communication for accuracy and reporting capabilities; and testing and commissioning devices for quality control. His background includes training with the FBI, EPA, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and numerous industry partners on the latest security systems equipment available. His experience includes designing integrated security systems, at appropriate client levels for utilizing long-range radio, SCADA, secluded proprietary security LAN, and fiber to bring CCTV, Security Access Control, and Burglar Alarms together into one Overall Security System. He has also performed evaluations of existing systems for functionality and necessary upgrades to accommodate a client's needs.
Charlie's work experience also includes commissioning low voltage systems on public and private facilities with high performance efficiency and LEED criteria goals including many high profile facilities requiring a high level of security and intrusion protection utilizing the industry's most current technology. His broad background of training with many federal agencies, hands-on experience with leading manufacturers, and his ability to see the big picture when coordinating the interdependencies of low voltage systems, enables him to approach each project with the expertise necessary to take the job from design through occupancy supporting owner's needs to have fully functioning security, communication and safety systems.