Albuquerque-based security wants VC clients

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Introducing teamo-supremeo. Retired Valencia County sheriff’s detective, president and CEO of the security guard firm International Protective Services Aaron T. Jones and Missy Martinez-Duenas a Tome resident and president of MGS Communications, have teamed up to offer Valencia County some extra security, 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

They are ready and set, they said, now all they need is for someone to say “go.”

“We need a commitment from a Valencia County community,” said Jones. “We’re looking for individual customers.”

Jones said that IPS, whose 50 employees are primarily individuals with police and military training, has been serving and protecting Albuquerque since 2007, and now wants to make those same services available to the citizens of Valencia County.

In one Albuquerque community they watchdog, he said their response time to a home alarm is 36 seconds to two minutes.

IPS uses two-way radios and alarm systems supplied by MGS Communications, and Jones said they make themselves affordable to their clients. He said the company’s goal is to get a community in the ballpark of 200 residents, such as Rio Communities, to commit to using their security service.

Jones estimated cost per home would be around $100 a month, which would include an MGS alarm system, around-the-clock surveillance and immediate response to the alarm or suspicious activity.

Jones said International Protection Services even goes the extra mile to insure a home’s safety by taking out trash, collecting mail and the newspaper when a client is on vacation.

According to Jones, that way the home seems occupied and less of a target to burglars. They also do not charge false alarm fees.

The project is the brainchild of Martinez-Duenas, who has been in the alarm business for 16 years and who says nobody knows the county better than her and Jones.

“I see in Tomé how many people get broke into,” said Martinez-Duenas. “I think this would be a perfect thing out here.”

The security system also provides relief for local law enforcement who may be overwhelmed by high priority calls and unable to get to a burglary for some time.

“I spoke to the sheriff and he was positive about it,” said Jones.

Call MGS Communications for more information at 888-2034.