FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)– Home security companies are having trouble keeping up with demand because of the fear generated by events surrounding Ferguson. People at ABF Security Systems in Fenton are working weekends and after hours to install home and commercial systems as quickly as possible. David Denton is a company spokesman, “Commercial business has exploded on our business.”
One salesman said business has doubled in the past two weeks. The security systems are not only being installed in Ferguson but across the area from Troy, Missouri to Swansea, Illinois, much of the business is the result of what happened in the north county community and what may occur after the grand jury decision.
Addie Posley has a home security system. She said, “If that’s what makes them feel safer I think it’s a wise decision to do that to protect their home.”
Mike Gassmann also has his home protected with a security system, “I think a lot of people might be over reacting a little bit I like to think the positive and maybe people are going a little too crazy but I understand it’s a big deal.”
Denton added, “We’re installing a lot of cameras right now our camera sales have never been better most of the time they’re putting them on the outside of the building to monitor what’s going on outside the building.”
He said businesses want to catch any looters on surveillance cameras.
There’s a waiting list of two to three weeks for a permanent installation however they can install a temporary system in less than an hour. Denton said, “I’ve never seen anything like this. This is usually a slow time of year for security companies but not now.”