“40 under 40” Class of 2019 — Tommy Zarna, 29

Director of Technology, Securitas Security Services
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Friday, November 1, 2019

As Director of Technology at Securitas Security Services, Tommy Zarna is responsible for promoting and generating sales of integrated guarding services (security systems, remote guarding and other technology-based solutions) to both new and existing clients.

“Our primary goal is to enhance the client’s security program by integrating technology with other protective services (static guarding, mobile patrol, etc.),” he explained. “Day-to-day activities include managing a team of solutions engineers who are responsible for the design of physical security systems. Once a technology solution is sold, my team manages the implementation and support throughout the client lifecycle. Securitas’ goal is to be an intelligent protective services partner, delivering solutions that put our clients at the center by utilizing data and technology.”

Zarna said his entire career has been in the security industry. “Having grown up in a law enforcement family, it seemed almost natural for me to consider the career field.  I began my journey in public law enforcement and then transitioned into the private sector, including roles in security software and now broader protective services. This truly has proven to be a tremendous career opportunity for me.”

As the price of video surveillance technology continues to fall, and more people are able to implement this technology, “I believe we will start to see significant advancements of interconnected applications, allowing us to share data and analytics in ways we have not seen before,” he said.

Zarna predicted that the continuing evolution of artificial Intelligence (AI) technology “will allow us to predict incidents before they happen. Leveraging this intelligent data allows us to mitigate risks and threats before an event can have significant impacts. Ultimately, AI has become a force-multiplier for protective services operations.”