Expert Forensic Services

Expert Alarm Expert Witness Services

In an effort to fill the growing needs of plaintiffs, defendants, attorneys, private investigators, alarm companies, UL Listed central stations, security directors, claims professionals, underwriters, risk and loss control managers, special investigation units, cause and origin investigators, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ), consumers, courts, law enforcement agencies, public and private institutions, and government organizations, IDS Research & Development, Inc., has developed specialized services which provide mission critical information, Subject Matter Expertise, 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 and testing, 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, the design, recommendations, application, installation, programming, testing, inspecting, service, maintenance, central and remote station monitoring, and focus of the equipment manufacturer’s specifications; system documentation, the installation techniques utilized, scientific and technical methodologies, complete review and interpretation of Central Station database information, internal event log data, Alarm Science, Nationally Recognized Industry Standards and Practices, Best Practices, UL Standards, NFPA Standards, International Fire Code, International Building Code, Boca- Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc., Uniform Fire Code Standards, crime demographics, foreseeability, security analysis, security science, overall threat and vulnerability assessment, review of policies and procedures, customs and habits, training and supervision, and potential indicators of fraud and/or fraudulent conduct.

Among his many accomplishments, Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, FACFEI, CHS-IV, SET, CCI, FASI&T, MBAT, President of IDS Research and Development, Incorporated is an 18 year Active Designated Expert Instructor to the New York City Police Department, the Nation’s Leader in Law Enforcement, is a High Security Specialist, Master Alarm Technician, Florida, New Jersey, and New York State Certified Burglar and Fire Alarm 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), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology (FACFEI), Certified in Homeland Security, Level IV, Certified Criminal Investigator (CCI), all through the American College of Forensic Examiners InternationalSM (ACFEI), and Certified NICET Level IV Senior Engineering Technician (SET) in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Fire Alarm Systems-National Institute For Certification In Engineering Technologies.

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