History

Northwestern Ohio Security Systems, Inc. (NWOSS) was founded in 1981 in Lima, Ohio.  NWOSS has built its reputation and growth on one principle:  Take Great Care of the Customer.

How do we do this?

First and foremost we must hire the best people.  For example, our staff has a range of degrees and certifications to include:  B.S. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, NICET Level I, II, and III Certifications, Cisco Certification (CCNA), Network+ Certifications (N+), Microsoft Certifications (MCP) and hundreds of product specific certifications.  By hiring the best people this allows us to custom design systems using the latest security, fire alarm, access control and video products available to meet the customer’s needs regardless of the manufacturer, and this helps give our customers the best solution at the most affordable price.   Also by hiring the best people and giving them the freedom to work and be creative you will find that our employees truly care about what they do, and that shows in everything we’ve done over the past 28 years.  We take great pride in our people and their ability to design solutions to meet your needs.

Next and just as important is our Service department.  If you are a business with many branches or sites, we offer one-stop service to make it easy for your organization to receive prompt field service.  Our highly trained staff of factory certified technicians can service most fire, security, access control and/or video surveillance systems in the Ohio area.  We also have several satellite service centers, which are strategically located, to handle all your needs in Ohio or the surrounding states.

Finally, if you need your fire or security system monitored we offer a U.L. listed, state-of-the-art, Central Station to meet all of your needs, including cellular monitoring of your security panels and U.L. certification for fire alarm monitoring.  We are proud of the capabilities of our Central Station -- one of the very few of its kind located in Ohio. 

Our history is full of success stories. Call us today at 1-800-833-6416.  As owners, and hands-on managers, we actually answer the phone and stand behind everything we do.

–Jim Kostelac and Trell Yocum, owners