Tim Creenan is CEO of Amherst Alarm, Inc., based in Amherst, New York, a suburb of Buffalo, was founded in 1984 by Tim and his wife Maryann. The company monitors over 33,000 accounts in its UL Central Station and is supported by a staff of over 65.
Tim started in the electronic security in 1975 working for a large, local security firm. He performed various jobs including central station dispatcher, installer, and service technician. He has a degree in Electrical Technology from Erie Community College, graduating in 1980 and in Electronic Engineering at the State University College at Buffalo in 1982.
Tim’s involvement in the industry associations began with the Western New York Electronic Security Association,where he served as Secretary, President and Past President. He has also served Chartered Chapter State association, the New York State Electronic Security Association, as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President. Currently Past President and Chairing Legislative Committee and leading the association’s efforts in reforming the enforcement of NYS alarm installer license. On the national level, served as chairman of the Election Committee for Electronic Security Association, and member of the Government Relations Committee, Governance Task Force and Board of Directors.
Tim’s focus on reducing false alarms has led to Amherst Alarm’s certification and involvement in the Installation Quality (IQ) Board program, where he served as Treasurer, Chairperson and is currently Past Chairperson.