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RFI Comm. & Security Systems Overview

San Jose, CA
51 to 200 employees
1979
Company - Private
IT Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
RFI Communications & Security Systems is a diversified multi-systems integrator that has been designing, installing, servicing and monitoring, technology-driven security and fire/life safety solutions for over thirty five years. Committed to our past and our ... Read more

Mission: To be customer dedicated, providing quality solutions and services.
To be the innovative leader in the markets we serve.
To provide corporate accountability and opportunity for our people.

Company Updates

  • Recognizing RFI Veterans for Their Unwavering Service
    RFI President & COO, Brad J. Wilson, CPP – November 9, 2018 – We come together on November 11th, as a free nation, to honor the men and women to whom we owe our freedom, to pay our tribute and respect. Not only this day but every day, we need to remember that achievements in peace are built on the sacrifices of our veterans in war, and that we owe the most solemn debt to these brave Americans who knew their duty and did it so very well.

    Follow the link to read the full message from our President & COO: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSmO


  • Gregg Katz, Business Solutions Executive of RFI Presenting at ESX Education Sessions

    Electronic Security Expo, Nashville, TN – June 21, 2018 - Commercial Access Control 101: Unlocking Profits – Gregg Katz, Business Development Manager of RFI, presented at ESX’s Education Sessions in Indianapolis IN under the category of “Grow Your Business (Educational Track)” on the subject of “Commercial Access Control 101: Unlocking Profits.” Gregg expressed the importance of the following: understanding the latest access control technology helps in delivering best-in-class services to your clients; building a strategy around hosted or managed cloud-based, and on-premises solutions are important considerations when entering this market segment, including RMR models that drive higher profits.


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RFI Comm. & Security Systems – Why Work For Us?


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RFI Communications & Security Systems is a diversified multi-systems integrator that has been designing, installing, servicing and monitoring, technology-driven security and fire/life safety solutions for over thirty five years. Committed to our past and our future, RFI, established in 1979, is a large systems integrator doing business across the US with offices in California, Nevada and Washington. RFI specializes in the design, installation, maintenance and service of commercial and industrial state-of-the-art integrated Security / Life Safety Management Systems. These systems include Electronic Access Control, Closed-Circuit Television, Intrusion Detection, Alarm and Fire/Life Safety systems. Our monitoring center maintains and supports advanced systems engineered to deliver the dependability you require while providing the reliability necessary for vital functions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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We offer an exciting professional experience from the field to the office.  Our technicians, project managers, engineers, designers, sales professionals, management and administrative teams are at the heart of everything we do.  We extend leading edge, innovative technical and position specific training to keep up with relevant technology and business trends.  Employees are supported as they participate in industry affiliated organizations and continue their education.  When you work at RFI, you will collaborate with everyone.  Our president and CEO will greet you by name!

Employee Testimonials ~ Here is what employees have to say…

“When I first started I was hired on as a receptionist. Over the years, I learned a lot about the company inside and out. All of the managers I have worked with have allowed me to grow and not limit my abilities. Most of what I know today is from all of my experiences and on the job training here. I am now in a successful sales position.”

“I believe a lot of what has made this place different and special is it’s like a family. You will make friends which will be part of your lives beyond your career at RFI. The atmosphere is a lot like a small business with the large business resources. We are always looking to grow our family.” -12 year employee

“Support, support, support!  RFI is not a small company; however, the culture screams (in a good way) family.  From the president and the CEO to the person in the work space next to me and the person walking past my desk, no matter who I need help from or want to collaborate with- though busy- nobody lacks time or assistance.  To come to work knowing my success is encouraged and valued is priceless.” – 2 year employee

“In my years at RFI, I’ve had the opportunity to advance and do things that I really enjoy doing.  Not only do they encourage and support educating and developing one’s skill sets, but they also provide ample opportunities for advancement. Every day, I have the pleasure to work with some of the most talented, motivated, and experienced people in the industry. I have learned a great deal not only about the business but also about myself through my experiences at RFI which I am so grateful for. This company truly cares about their employees.” -10 year employee

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Mission And History

To be customer dedicated, providing quality solutions and services.

To be the innovative leader in the markets we serve.

To provide corporate accountability and opportunity for our people.

Concept to Completion

“National and international incidents continue to raise public awareness of safety and security in our homes, workplace, schools, and transportation hubs. For those of us who work in the commercial property sector, we all share a greater responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for people, property, and assets. As it has been since the day we started in the security industry, we will continue to responsibly deliver integrated security and fire/life safety solutions wherever lives and property are at risk.”    -Larry Reece, Founder

RFI was established in 1979.  Since this time, RFI has grown into a multi-million dollar business specializing in various high-tech integrated systems, such as, security and access control, fire alarm and life safety, audio/video surveillance, and data/telephone communications.  RFI does business as RFI Communications and Security Systems, RFI Security, Inc., and our central station is branded as The Control Center.

The success of RFI may be attributed to two areas:  customers and employees.  RFI prides itself on maintaining long-lasting business relationships by providing the highest quality products and services.  And, RFI owes such accomplishments to its employees – for it’s the community of RFI employees who make this Company flourish.

Committed to our customers – RFI employees have a passion for our customers.  Our dedicated teams, from service, installation, sales and operations are committed to our customers’ success and satisfaction. RFI employees are proud to work with many recognized firms in high-tech, higher education, aerospace, government agencies, financial services, healthcare and commercial firms. We also provide residential services.

As RFI enjoys its fourth decade of business, we look forward to sharing with employees the business ethics and family values that serve as the very foundation of this Company.  We, at RFI, believe each employee is a direct reflection of our growth and success.  Therefore, we must work together, like a community, to accomplish our mutual goals.

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    Pros

    Great company, values internal promotions and employee growth
    Pays fairly, inclusive family oriented company.

    Cons

    Has been a little disorganized at times

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RFI Comm. & Security Systems Photos

RFI Comm. & Security Systems photo of: RFI Rebels Softball Team
RFI Comm. & Security Systems photo of: Family Giving Tree 2018 - Sorting and packing backpacks!!
RFI Comm. & Security Systems photo of: Team RFI fundraised a total of $2,130 on One Warm Coat Day!!!
RFI Comm. & Security Systems photo of: In honor of Veterans Day, we want to recognize our RFI Veterans! Thank you for your service!!
RFI Comm. & Security Systems photo of: Halloween 2018 - RFI San Jose
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RFI Comm. & Security Systems Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at RFI Comm. & Security Systems (San Jose, CA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Before you are allowed to apply must take personality test.
    First Round Phone screening with HR Director.
    Second Round interviewed with direct supervisor and CEO.
    Third Round with direct supervisor, COO, & CFO.

    Interview Questions

    • How can your experience help us with our implementation to the ERP system?   Answer Question
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RFI Comm. & Security Systems Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Top 100 Security Dealers, SDM Magazine, 2017
  • America's Most Honored Businesses, American Registry, 2017
  • #16 of 100 2017 Top Systems Integrators, SDM Magazine, 2017, 2017
  • 2018 Top 100 Security Dealers, SDM Magazine, 2018
  • America's Most Honored Businesses, American Registry, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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