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Meet the President

Meet Nationally Recognized Alarm and Security Expert and Company President

Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, SET, FASI&T, MBAT
IDS Research and Development, Inc.

Jeffrey D. Zwirn. CPP. CFPS, CFE. SET. FASI&T, CHPA-IV. MBAT. President of IDS Research and Development, Incorporated has over 40 years of specialized expertise in the alarm and security industry, he is an 22 Year Active Designated Expert Instructor to the New York City Police Department (NYPD), the Nation’s Leader in Law Enforcement, 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, ASIS International, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) National Fire Protection Association International (NFPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified NICET Level IV Senior Engineering Technician (SET) in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Fire Alarm Systems, Certified in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Automatic Sprinkler System Layout Level I, – National Institute For Certification In Engineering Technologies (NICET). and Certified Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems(FASI&T), Certificate Number 111275, a division of the National Society For Professional Engineers.

Mr. Zwirn has been involved in the security survey, need analysis, system recommendations, sales, design, installation, programming, testing, inspection, service, maintenance, and monitoring of more than three (3,000) thousand security and life safety systems for residential, commercial, industrial and governmental applications.

Mr. Zwirn was appointed by the National Fire Protection Association to serve in the Special Expert (SE) Category as a Principal Technical Committee Panel Member for NFPA 72 of the National Fire Alarm Code (July Of 2002 through November 2009), and for NFPA 72 of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Mr. Zwirn was also appointed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. to serve as a Standard Technical Panel (STP) Member for twenty-two (22) UL Standard committees, he has been an Expert Consultant to FM Global, former Alarm Science Columnist and technical writer for Security Products & Technology News Magazine, and Security Science contributing technical writer for the nationally recognized and peer reviewed Security Sales and Integration Magazine. Mr. Zwirn has also submitted and received acceptance on Sixty Seven (67) Report On Committee changes to NFPA 730, The Guide for Premises Security.

As a recognized Expert instructor to the technical community of the alarm and security industries, Mr. Zwirn has authored security and alarm system test questions which have been accepted by The American Society for Industrial Security. ASIS International, for their highly coveted and internationally recognized Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Certification Examination; and by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), for their new NICET Fire Alarm System Certification Program-Levels I to IV. In addition, Mr. Zwirn has authored and developed training curriculum and written alarm and security test examinations for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). He has also provided consultation services to the United States Coast Guard, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Department of Corrections. Mr. Zwirn provides physical and electronic security system audits and evaluations, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), target hardening, vulnerability assessments and based on his expert methodologies customizes advanced countermeasures which are then utilized against the criminal element.