About Us

Company History

Alan Weeks had worked in the electronic security industry for many years, and as an installation technician, he could not find a company to work for that really cared about the quality of installations. So in 2004, Alan and his wife Alison started SAF Technologies, Inc. out of their home garage. Today Alison is the CEO and Alan is the President of SAF. From the start of the company Alison wanted SAF to be an “employee centric “company: a company where employees always come first. She knew that if SAF put employees first, then the employees would always put our customers first. After all these years, SAF has not lost sight of that very important core value.

For the first 10 years, SAF grew because of Alan’s commitment to quality and customer service. During this period SAF’s growth was simply attributed to word of mouth. Alan did not do any marketing. In fact, it wasn’t until 2015 that he finally applied graphics to his company vehicles to do some advertising. Because of his commitment to quality and customer service he created raving fans of customers who became SAF’s greatest ambassadors.


It was 2011 when SAF took a bold approach that was forward thinking and would eventually change the industry forever. Kevin Ronan had worked in the commercial door and hardware industry for his entire career. Kevin had a vision of the convergence between the low voltage electronic security industry (division 28) and the commercial doors and hardware industry (division 8).  With this convergence, both the general contractor and the end-user would only have to deal with one point of contact per opening (door) as opposed to three of four different vendors installing products at the same door.


In 2011 Kevin Ronan joined SAF, and together he and Alan launched the Commercial Doors and Hardware division. Today SAF provides engineering, installation and service for both the low voltage electronic security industry as well as the commercial doors and hardware industry.


In 2015, Joe Clouatre joined the team as the EVP and Managing Partner.  Joe spent fifteen years as an end-user and fifteen years running his own integration business, much like SAF, in the Boston area.

As an end-user, Joe could not find an integration company that focused on Extreme Customer Service® so he decided to build one much like Alan not being able to find a company focused on quality.


Since 2015 SAF has continued to grow and diversify their customer base as well as their geographic footprint. SAF has expanded their reach bringing on several national customers as well as their first global customer. SAF has continued to evolve with the creation of the SAF Educational Academy and their embedded technician program.  SAF has been the recipient of several major awards including being named the #1 Installation Company in North America in 2018 as well as being named to Charlotte’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in 2018.


Today with the core values of Quality, Extreme Customer Service® and being an Employee Centric Company, SAF continues to grow because of the level of service they provide to their customers. It is one thing to have a company based on great values, but the company would not exist if it weren’t for those employees who embrace those values and strive to exceed customer’s expectations every day in every way.  So in the end, it is truly the employees that make a difference, and Alan, Alison and Joe are very thankful for the amazing team that makes up SAF Technologies, Inc.

Executive Leadership

Alison Weeks

Chief Executive Officer

Alan Weeks


Kevin Leary

Kevin Leary

Director of Sales & Marketing

Tom Fales

Director of Operations

John Heiskell

Director of Fiance


Alison, along with her husband Alan, founded SAF Technologies, Inc. in 2004. Alison has over 17 years’ office administration and finance experience. As CEO, Alison is responsible for the financial health and strength of the company. Alison is passionate about making sure that SAF is an employee centric company, where employees come first in everything we do. She is a true champion for our employees. Alison is also committed to doing “the right thing” and always being honest. It is with this strength that she sets the tone and leads the company.


Alison is also responsible for SAF Technologies, Inc.’s philanthropic activities. She is extremely passionate about giving back to the community especially when it comes to helping and supporting causes that benefit children and animals.

Alan, along with his wife Alison, founded SAF Technologies, Inc. in 2004. Alan has over 25 years’ experience in the low voltage security industry. After graduating from Appalachian State University in 1994 with a B.S in Industrial Electronics Technology, he entered the industry as an installer. Over the next ten years, he held a variety of positions including installer, project manager, service manager and vice president. Alan reached a point where he could not find a company that was passionate about quality installations. So, in 2004, he founded SAF so he could set the bar when it came to quality installations. In the early days of SAF, Alan did everything including design, sales, installation and service. Sometimes all at the same time.


Today as President of SAF, Alan dedicates his time to engineering systems, improving quality standards and exploring new technologies. Alan’s commitment to both quality and employees is unmatched in the industry. It is a testament to Alan’s commitment to his customers that, for the first eleven years, he did not do any marketing or ever apply graphics to his company vans. SAF grew simply by word of mouth.

Kevin is an accomplished and results-driven sales leader with extensive experience in leading effective strategy, territory management, key account management, and profitable revenue growth in multiple industries, including the electronic security industry. He has successfully directed regional and national field sales organizations and is passionate about creating a culture through servant leadership that empowers individuals and teams to excel, all while putting customers first.


Kevin graduated from Appalachian State University, where he was a varsity tennis player. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Business Management.

Tom has been in the security industry for 34 years. He started with a degree in Electronics and went on to a small security company as an apprentice and worked his way up to a lead technician. From there he went on to roles as a Project Manager, Account Manager and Director of Operations for a nationwide monitoring company. Prior to SAF Technologies he was a Regional Operations Manager for a security integrator running multiple branches in multiple states. His expertise is in building/optimizing organizational collaborative processes, management systems, and infrastructure to maximize results with proven success and a track record of delivering optimal results in high growth environments.


Today as Director of Operations for SAF, Tom is responsible for the day-to-day installation and service operations. Tom’s motto is that there are 3 things that are key to success: Communication, Transparency and Respect as they are all 2-way streets. He models his professional and personal life by those 3 things and is a big advocate on teamwork and collaboration and SAF’s dedication to Extreme Customer Service®.

John comes to SAF Technologies with over 21 years of Finance and Accounting experience.  After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana, John served in the United States Air Force for 5 years before returning to school to earn his Master’s in Accounting from Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.  From there, John has spent 100% of his accounting career in private industry as CFO, Director of Accounting, or Controller where he has been instrumental in being the financial leader for small to mid-size companies.  John believes that a company’s greatest asset is its people, and he is adamant that improved processes, quality reporting, and maintaining a servant leadership style will affect the bottom line.


In addition to being SAF’S Director of Fiance, John also serves on multiple finance committees and boards to include his local church as well as a Non-profit whose mission is to provide water filters to the impoverished people of Ecuador.


SAF Core Values

Work Ethic.

We will not quit until the goal is reached.

Customer Focus.

To always make the customer look good.


Always put relationships before the need to be right.


Do the right thing regardless of the consequences.

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