Jon Perry is an entrepreneur and vice president of Sting Alarm and Sting Surveillance, utilizing his degree in management information systems. Combining business and the latest in technology, Perry’s company offers the most advanced, cutting-edge alarm monitoring and surveillance solutions to businesses and residential customers.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Business and working in a corporate job, Perry was looking for something else. He wanted to become an entrepreneur by starting a business with opportunities to grow. “I was working with my business partner who kept bringing me business ideas but none of them inspired me to quit my job and start something new. But when he brought me the idea about surveillance, with my background I saw great potential,” he said.

“When we started 13 years ago, everything was still analog and just starting to go digital. I knew I could come in, use my expertise and offer security and surveillance beyond what other companies were offering at the time. When we entered the field, the security industry was still very archaic using alarm installers still operating the same way for the past 30 years. We embraced technology, got input from the IT departments and started using networks,” Perry explained.

He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and ensuring that Sting stays current with all the latest security and surveillance trends. He works with both homeowners and businesses, including casinos, nationwide.

Perry credits his degree for contributing to his success. “I got some great, real world experience that really set me up to be able to do what I do today. I made some great connections and I received good fundamental knowledge that I still use today. I understand all aspects of my business and can communicate about what will and will not work today.”

As for encouraging others, “Today’s job market is so tough. There are so many good candidates out there for most positions we are hiring for. Most of the top candidates have college diplomas. Those that don’t just don’t make the cut. In 20 years, I think having a master’s degree will be the same as someone having a undergraduate college degree today.”

Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (34 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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