Security 101 Chicago franchise opens

Feb. 26, 2019
David Ritland to serve as owner and president

Chicago – Feb. 21, 2019 – Security 101, one of the country’s fastest-growing security integrators, announced it is expanding into the Chicago market with the opening of a new office. David Ritland, an accomplished businessman, is the owner and president of the new franchise office.

Most recently Ritland was president of The Sentral Group, a large contract manufacturer of electrical wire harnesses, based in Lincolnshire, Ill. Under his leadership the company expanded to five U.S. and one Mexico plant with more than 350 employees.

Ritland also has extensive experience in the design and implementation of advanced vision systems, robotic integration and cell control which translates well into the security industry.

Ritland’s combination of strong leadership and technology experience make him a great fit for Security 101 – Chicago, according to Steve Crespo, Security 101’s chief executive officer.

“Chicago is an exciting market with a number of growing businesses and organizations needing quality integrated security to protect employees and assets,” he said. “Dave and his team will be backed by the Security 101 organization and its other franchise offices.”

Security 101 – Chicago is located on Chicago’s North Shore at 250 Parkway Drive, Suite 150 Lincolnshire, Ill. 60069. The office phone is 847-325-5450.

“I’m really looking forward to leveraging my leadership and managerial expertise to build a competitive company that will be an employer of choice within the security integration industry,” Ritland said. “And I’m happy to join the Security 101 team because of the outstanding knowledge base of its corporate team and their overwhelming enthusiasm.”

About Security 101

Security 101 protects business assets and employees through an industry-first, systems integration franchise of experts who work locally to engineer, install, operate, monitor, manage and maintain integrated security solutions. Customers have the best of both worlds — a trusted national company with local ownership. Security 101 currently has offices in 43 U.S. cities and is constantly expanding. For more information about Security 101, visit the web site at