The statistics are alarming and may shock you. There are about 2 million home burglaries in the United States every year, a number that amounts to a home intrusion every 13 seconds. The highest percentage of burglaries occurs during the spring and summer months. The average loss per break-in is about $2,200; the loss of security and peace of mind for victims is beyond measure.
Shiver Security Systems is working towards changing the scary statistics. Three generations of Shivers and their local team have been the eyes and ears of safety in our area since 1971. They have been guarding our community’s businesses and residents with their personal approach to security.
The business began with a father-son partnership. Rex Shiver, and his son, Chip, started the business in Cincinnati with zero customers. Now, they’ve grown to more than 6,000 satisfied and loyal clients in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Many of their customers have trusted their care for 30 years. Their West Chester roots have made them a local favorite.
A third generation of Shivers has joined Chip now in the family business; his daughter, Alison Shiver is the Residential Sales and Marketing Director, and son Chip Shiver Jr. is a Senior Security Consultant on the Sales Team. After nearly 40 years of successfully providing security for local businesses, the Shiver family is expanding into the residential arena.
“Traditionally we were almost a 90% commercial company. While we did residential work, it was pretty much referral. About a year and a half ago, we decided that we were going to invest and we were going to jump into this residential market,” says Chip Sr. There’s been an incredible response.
What sets Shiver apart from other security companies is its local central monitoring station. Shiver’s team monitors security at homes and businesses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in a new, state-of-the-art facility located just up the road in Miamisburg. Chip Jr. says, “We’re one of the only ones left that actually do monitoring locally.” Most bigger security businesses have moved to a regional setting, extending further away from the people they are paid to protect. The benefit of local monitoring is the proximity that makes getting help on the scene that much faster.
“We believe it’s important for our customers that we can provide local day-to-day service. We have an outstanding relationship with the various law enforcement agencies. I believe we are respected because we have stayed local,” Chip Sr. says.
“The local central station is probably the most important thing that we have to offer,” adds Chip Jr. Families like the assurance that local individuals are looking out for their safety.
Residents looking to protect their loved ones, homes and property should seek intelligent and effective security solutions. Shiver offers intrusion detection, access control, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and other forms of monitoring, including fire protection services.
Shiver Security has doubled in size since 1997, expanding its customer base, central monitoring system and operational force. The company is continually upgrading its products as technology allows. Their progressive services offer families and businesses the best coverage available.
“I think that you should choose Shiver because we are here locally. You can reach out to me at any time and we’ll take care of all your needs,” says Alison.
She advises that even if you already have one, surveillance systems need to be maintained and updated, much like computers. Family growth and lifestyle changes are just a couple of the reasons to update protection.
“Some people no longer use a home phone,” Alison says. “By upgrading the system, you can switch to wireless home security that uses cellular technology.” One of the most important benefits of a home security system is peace of mind. Locally owned Shiver Security Services is committed to watching out for you and your most precious asset—your family.