In an effort to fill the growing needs of plaintiffs, defendants,
attorneys, private investigators, alarm companies,security directors,
underwriters, claims professionals, risk and loss control managers,
consumers, law enforcement agencies, public and private enterprises and
government organizations, IDS Research & Development, Inc., has
developed specialized services that provide information and resources in
connection with all cases, claims and other important concerns related
to security and alarm systems
As Certified Experts in Security and Alarm Systems,
we provide a multitude of comprehensive services including, expert
witness, consultation, training, forensic investigations, on-site
inspection, and laboratory analysis in connection with any alarm or
security related matter.
Our Forensic investigations encompass
a myriad of tasks which can include, but are not limited to, focus of
the manufacturer’s specifications of the equipment utilized, the
installation techniques and methodology employed, complete review and
interpretation of Central Station database information, internal event
log data, Alarm Science, Nationally Recognized Industry Standards and
Practices, UL , NFPA, IFC, BOCA and UFC Standards, foreseeability,
security analysis, Security Science, overall threat assessment, review
of policies and procedures, customs and habits, and potential indicators
of fraud and or fraudulent conduct.
Jeffrey D. Zwirn, President
of IDS Research and Development, Incorporated is a Master Alarm
Technician, Florida, New Jersey, and New York State Burglar and Fire
Alarm Certified Contractor, Florida State Registered Electrical
Contractor, Certified Burglar and Fire Alarm Specialty Electrician,
Certified Protection Professional CPP-Board Certified in Security Management, American Society for Industrial Security, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) National Fire Protection Association International (NFPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology (DABFET),
Certified by the American College of Forensic Examiners, Certified in
Homeland Security, Level III Certified NICET Level IV Senior Engineering
in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Fire Alarm Systems (NICET)
and a Registered Investigator (RI), American College of Forensic
Examiners International SM (ACFEI).
Zwirn has over thirty-five years of expertise and experience in
security system, access control, and fire alarm and life safety system
design, development, installation, sales, service, maintenance, testing,
operational management and UL Listed central station monitoring of
almost all types and brands of burglar and fire alarm systems and
equipment. In addition, Mr. Zwirn provides physical security
evaluations, recommendations and design countermeasures.
Zwirn is an appointed NFPA 72 Technical Committee Panel Member in the
Special Expert Category National Fire Protection Association (July Of
2002 through November 2009), UL Technical Committee Panel Member serving
on eighteen committees, Expert Consultant to FM Global, and Featured
Alarm Science Columnist for Security Products & Technology News and
Security Science contributing technical writer for Security Sales and
Integration Magazine. Mr. Zwirn also has Sixty Seven (67) Accepted
Submissions To NFPA 730, Report Of The Committee On Premises Security.
Zwirn is an experienced consultant and expert testimonial witness in
alarm science and systems, premises liability, as well as alarm and
security related matters for insurance companies, law firms, government
and law enforcement agencies, public and private institutions, and
nationally recognized alarm and central station companies.
an instructor to the technical community of the alarm and security
industry, Mr. Zwirn has authored security and alarm system test
questions which have been accepted by The American Society for
Industrial Security for their coveted and internationally recognized
Certified Protection Professional Certification Examination.
addition, Mr. Zwirn has developed training curriculum and a written
alarm and security test examination for the New York City Police
Department and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and has been designated
as an Expert Instructor by the New York City Police Department Crime
Prevention Section in its Basic Methods of Security Course.