About IST

About Us

Proven Experience

With over 20 years of experience, IST is the largest independent security integrator in the Washington metropolitan area. Security professionals at the highest levels of Government, Education, Healthcare, Property Management and other commercial entities put their trust in IST.

Support for a Lifetime

At IST, it’s all about service. Our mission is simple — to provide you with the highest quality of support to protect your technology investment for the duration of its lifetime, through an ever-changing business environment.

There may be no better measure of a company’s knowledge and expertise than the level of trust and satisfaction it builds with its clients, especially among companies seeking the ultimate protection for their people, property and data. We’re the solutions provider of choice for Government, Education, Healthcare, Utility and many premier commercial entities. Together, we have partnered with these organizations to create comprehensive solutions for their most complex and important IT and electronic, physical and cyber security challenges.

We’ll help you do it all—design, integrate, install and maintain your IT systems. We also offer the most advanced large security and safety systems, including integrated and logical access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection and safety incident and compliance tracking.

Founded in Herndon, VA in 1997 and with offices in both Virginia Beach and Roanoke, we now have representatives located throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region including Virginia (northern and southern), Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Why Work with Us

Integrated Security Technologies - Electronic and Physical Security Systems IntegratorThe engineered solutions we develop are only as good as the people, processes and protocol that run them. So we focus on these three elements:

People: Our advantage lies in our unique mix of IT and security industry professionals and the capabilities of our experienced staff. Our competitors are playing catch up as they realize what IST has known for years — security and IT convergence is inevitable. We’ve been operating in this unified arena from the beginning and have worked with the industry to drive the course of change and innovation. We understand the unique mission needs of both the Chief Information Officers and Security Directors — and have extensive experience fulfilling them.

To this end, our team includes a range of seasoned experts, including Project Management Professionals and Microsoft and Cisco-certified personnel supported by on-staff locksmiths, licensed electricians and a host of industry-certified technicians. We proactively manage the entire lifecycle of your security solution — not simply responding to problems after the fact — but anticipating issues before they occur.

Processes: We created our state-of-the-art facility in Herndon, Virginia so that you can enjoy comfortable meeting space for strategy sessions, a demo room to experience our products at work and a dedicated classroom environment where our team of certified trainers provide comprehensive training for every system we deploy. Our unique approach means that you receive a strategic, customized solution tailored to your exact needs. And to ensure that you have access to the latest technological advancements, we maintain strong partnerships with top-tier manufacturers and industry-leading vendors.

Protocol: As one of the area’s leading security engineering companies specializing in LAN/WAN infrastructure, VPN technology, encryption schemes, Oracle database development and administration as well as network and software support services, we have an acute knowledge of all current industry regulations, policies and procedures. We follow the highest possible standards for fabrication, quality control, installation and system maintenance.

Since we work closely with many government agencies as well as commercial firms, we maintain federal government clearances. IST also holds many top-level vendor certifications, including ISO 9001:2015 registered company without restrictions. We are a UL-2050 certified company supporting the installation of high-security intrusion detection and Access Control systems up to and including SCIF applications.

As your business security company, we’ll make sure that you’re absolutely secure.


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