About Us

Who We Are

Automated Protection Systems Inc. is a security systems company dedicated to providing superior system design and service to meet your needs. Every customer has different requirements that must be met and the system must be designed around those needs.

We’ve been in business for 25 years, growing with and supporting the local community, but also providing excellent customer service and protection along the way. Our staff experience of the industry combines for over 50 years. We keep ourselves trained and up to date with technology and industry practices as well as our licensing. Communication with us, you can expect courtesy, knowledge, and a solution. Our technicians are on-call 24/7 ready to help with any issue.

Our sales and design team will come to your site to make sure that the need for security is understood and to make sure something isn’t missed during the design. Our team brings knowledge of past and present code and/or industry practices along with new robust technology to provide a cost-effective security solution to meet your needs.

APS Firehouse Alerting (www.firehousealerting.com) is a branch of Automated Protection Systems. By working closely with the Fire Department Industry, we’ve developed products to make alerting a fire station safer and quicker. Make sure to visit the site to see what we can do with our alert product.

Maryland Security License #: 22PLU-SS3963

25 Years in Business

Superior Design

Customer Service is Our #1 Focus

Technicians on Call 24/7

Supporting Our Community

With strong personal ties to the organization and community, APS continues to support NESAP’s efforts with donations, participation, and sponsorship.


We compassionately understand and appreciate this foundation because of our firefighting background. APS supports, sponsors, and participates in many of the events every year.


Our Team

Mark Hare
Cindy Hare
Cindy Hare
Vice President/Finance
Troy Hipsley
Sales/Project Manager/System Integrator
Dale Hicks
Operations Manager
Allen Dutterer
Component Manufacturing
Kevin Derus
Nima Roomi
Megan Riggin
Office Administrator
Marc McNeal
Sales Representative
Randy Valis
Software Engineer/Lead Developer
Beloved Pup