Our History

Our History

Founded in 1971

Shiver Security Systems, Inc. and Sonitrol of SW Ohio was founded in 1971 by Rex Shiver. Our goal from inception was to provide the most intelligent, effective, security solutions for both commercial and residential customers. Products and services include Sonitrol audio verification intrusion detection systems, access control systems, CCTV systems, fire detection systems, and external industrial monitoring functions. Services include sales and design, installation, service, local monitoring from our LOCAL UL listed Central Station. Our goal still resonates today as we provide integrated security solutions, access control, video (CCTV), and fire protection for thousands of commercial, industrial, educational, retail, and residential customers in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

Serving Northern Kentucky and Southwestern Ohio

Upon the retirement of Rex Shiver the sole ownership and operation of the company was handed over to his oldest son Chip Shiver. Chip continues today fulfilling his father’s dreams in a second generation role while establishing the third generation of the Shiver family as well as second and third generation employees. Since the founding of the company our mission has been, “Building lifetime relationships by exceeding expectations with customers, employee’s, and vendors”.

The company has been listed in “SDM Magazine” (Security Distributing & Marketing) as “Up and Comers” in the May 1997 issue and has ranked among the top 100 Security companies since 2005. Shiver Security Systems, Inc. has over 6,000 customers in Northern Kentucky and Southwestern Ohio. Many of our customers have been with the company since it was founded.

Expanding and evolving for the future

The enormous growth in customers created the necessity for Shiver Security Systems, Inc. to embark on an aggressive expansion project to accommodate our growth. We built our “state of the art” new facility located in Springboro, Ohio in 2015. The expansion allowed us to completely update our local UL Listed monitoring facility with the latest and updated technology available in our industry.

The company is continually upgrading its products to the latest state of the art equipment for intrusion, video surveillance, access control and fire protection services. Our equipment is the highest quality providing for apprehension and prosecution of intruders.

All  businesses and  residential clients  that purchase an integrated system expect a company to be  knowledgeable in system integration.  Shiver Security systems Inc. offers its customer’s support, service, training, and quality installation of the equipment and professional local monitoring.  Shiver Security thrives on customer satisfaction and offering peace of mind to its clients.