Greg Sparrow

Greg Sparrow

Director of System Integration, SIGNET Electronic Systems, Inc.

As of September of 2011, Greg Sparrow, Director of System Integration at SIGNET Electronic Systems, Inc., became one of only 36 people in the nation to receive the Electronic Safety and Security (ESS) Designer credential. Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI), a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry, established the distinguished certification in 2009. “The ESS credential was created to highlight those in the ITS industry who demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in electronic safety and security,” said BICSI President Brian Hansen, RCDD, NTS, CSI. “ESS Designers possess outstanding ESS design qualities that give them significant competitive recognition.”

Sparrow, who has been with SIGNET for four years, holds a BS in electrical engineering and has 18 years experience in the design and implementation of low voltage systems, 15 of which have been specifically dedicated to electronic safety and security. “I have had the privilege to work with some outstanding individuals and be part of teams working on various projects throughout the world,” says Sparrow. In addition to his BICSI certifications, RCDD, Network Technology Systems (NTS), and his most recently acquired ESS, Sparrow also holds the certification of Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

“The ESS certification covers the complete, cross‐functional range of technologies we deploy at SIGNET Electronic Systems, Inc.,”

said Sparrow. The ESS exam tests professionals’ knowledge in many areas including principles of security, ESS design process, access control and surveillance systems among others.

“I believe that certifications are important as they not only demonstrate an individual’s ability to grasp and understand a particular topic,”

Sparrow said,

“but also the continued commitment to develop new skills and embrace new technologies.”

Shortly after passing the exam, Sparrow was asked to participate as a subject matter expert in the ESS Manual Editorial Review. His role is to provide updates and modifications for the revised manual which is scheduled for publication in February or March of 2012.

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