SOURCE: Remote Surveillance Technologies, Inc.

January 23, 2007 08:00 ET

Remote Surveillance Technologies Announces Management Team and Adds Three Independent Members to Its Board of Directors

Industry Experience Will Add Significant Value in Providing Oversight and Guidance for the Company

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- Remote Surveillance Technologies (PINKSHEETS: RSUR) [] is pleased to announce the addition of three world-class independent members to its Board of Directors. Each individual is well-known, highly respected, and extremely knowledgeable in the security industry. The following highlights each individual and their respective backgrounds and accomplishments:

Mr. Jim Power brings over 30 years of experience as a successful security industry executive to the Company. He is the principal partner of J.W. Power & Associates, a California-based security consulting company. He currently serves on the board of directors of several publicly traded security companies, including MDI, as Chairman; Axium, Inc., as Chairman; RAE Systems; and Henry Brothers, Inc. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of InfoGraphic Systems Corp. (acquired by GE), President and CEO of Martec SAIC, and President and CEO of Pinkerton Control Systems. Early in his career, Mr. Power held senior executive positions with Cardkey Systems, Inc., Nitrol Corporation and TRW Data Systems. Previously, he has also served as a Director of National Semiconductor, ICS Corporation, and Citicorp Custom Credit and Citicorp Credit Services.

Mr. Charles Brobeck is an advisor, consultant and trainer to a number of organizations in the public & private sector. He is the former Chief of Police for the City of Irvine -- a position he held for 10 years. Prior to his public service to Irvine, he served as the Chief of Police for the City of Novato, in Marin County. His career started with the San Rafael Police Department, where he moved through the ranks to the position of captain.

Mr. Robert Smith is President & CEO of Southern Group, which is the managing company for Southern Federal, Inc., Intellismith, Inc. d.b.a. Alert Notification. He has founded 7 corporations over the past 20 years and has been a top producer for 4 of the largest corporations in the world, including GE, Toyota, Citigroup, and Allianz. With 20 years of experience, Mr. Smith has specialized in bringing superior sales expertise and highly specialized sales support and training to the wholesale and retail areas of sales.

Remote Surveillance Technologies ("RST or the "Company") ( expects the members of the Board of Directors to be active participants in the success and growth of the Company, as well as the enhancement of shareholders value through a potential sale of the Company, when appropriate.

The Company's remaining board positions are being filled by two of the senior managers of the Company. Dr. Laurence Harper, who functions as President and CEO of the Company, will also serve as Chairman of the Board. Kevin Claudio, CFO of the Company will also serve on the board.

Dr. Laurence Harper is the President and CEO of Remote Surveillance Technologies, Inc. and is also Chairman and founder of Global Telematics, Inc., a GPS/AVL design and manufacturing company he founded in 2000. Dr. Harper was recently President of a well-known security company's Remote Video and GPS Monitoring Division (formally B.A.S.I. Security Technologies), which he founded in 1992 and sold in November of 1999. Dr. Harper's vision for B.A.S.I. was to provide cutting-edge electronic security systems' integration to Fortune 500, high-technology companies. The innovative use of new technologies, along with the integration of standard or existing security systems, provided B.A.S.I. with a coveted list of global companies, including Toshiba, Motorola, BASF, Broadcom, VERIO, Western Digital, Powerwave Technologies, Parker-Hannifin, Nippon Express, PacifiCare Health Systems, and GeoLogisitics. Dr. Harper was the first in the United States to offer proprietary remote video monitoring, and GPS tracking with integrated alarms for cargo vehicles carrying high-dollar value loads. He worked closely with law enforcement consortiums, such as, CargoCats, CTIP, and BadCATS. He developed a state-of-the-art monitoring station in Irvine, California, which he staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Prior to 1992, Dr. Harper was President and founder of Park Pacific Group, Ltd., a hotel management company.

Dr. Laurence H. Harper graduated summa cum laude from LaSalle University with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology. He received his M.B.A. from Madison University and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Loma Linda University.

Mr. Kevin Claudio is an experienced financial executive, who has extensive knowledge of accounting/financial management, as well as business development and operations. His experience has provided special expertise in managing growth and building teams, along with strategic planning as part of the Company's management team. Mr. Claudio was previously the Vice President & CFO of a Titan subsidiary from 1999-2003, which successfully completed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2001 with a NASDAQ listing. He played a key role, along with the CEO, in all phases of the IPO process. On behalf of the company, Mr. Claudio managed strategic alliances with both domestic and international partners from contract negotiations to equipment installations. For two years beginning in 2004, Mr. Claudio provided CFO and business development services for cVideo, a spin off of Cubic Corporation. cVideo was a developer of software-based integrated digital video applications and surveillance and loss prevention systems solutions for commercial and security applications. After working closely with the CEO as a business partner to reorganize the Company and strengthen its financial position, cVideo was sold at the end of 2005 to a public entity. Mr. Claudio graduated cum laude from Fairmont State College in Fairmont, West Virginia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of California.

Dr. Laurence Harper, President and CEO of RST, in describing the addition of the composition of the Board of Directors stated, "I am very excited and enthused to have gentlemen of this calibre assist our officers in setting the direction of our corporation. Unlike many small public companies, we have adopted a policy of having a majority of our board of directors composed of independent directors. We expect to add a minimum of two additional board members in 2007, with a minimum of one being independent and another position for a senior executive at one of the strategic acquisitions we intend to make in the near future. All of our board members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, unique to one another, in operating their own successful businesses, within the Security / Law Enforcement realm. Additionally, they have developed a multitude of associations, both personal and commercial, over many years, which can assist RST in further developing its security installations and services at an accelerated rate."

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Remote Surveillance Technologies is a full-service electronic security systems integrator and remote surveillance monitoring company. RST provides security analysis, systems design, equipment purchase, installation, and integration for off-site video monitoring. RST revenue is generated from both recurring video monitoring fees and systems installations. The monitoring advantages offered by RST to its clients include: the elimination of false alarms; incident verification at physical plant and with corporate vehicles; immediate notification to law enforcement; description and physical location of perpetrator(s) to law enforcement during the crime; immediate voice interaction with perpetrator(s); 24/7 on-site digital image recording and storage; redundant recording of events at monitoring station to preserve evidence, alarm indicator points for ease of reviewing incidents; and the significant lowering of the clients' security costs by reducing or eliminating on-site guard personnel.

The Company spent most of 2006, its initial year of business operations, developing the Company's infrastructure, building the 24/7 monitoring facility and soliciting contracts and accounts. Clients of the Company currently include: SC Fuels, Cajon Valley School District, Charriol Geneve Jewelers, Southland Transit and two very large high-tech companies in Southern California. The Company projects reaching $4.6 million of gross sales in 2007 and $16,500,000 of gross sales in 2008. Gross margins should exceed 40% in both 2007 and 2008, with the Company realizing net profits of $300,000 in 2007 and $1,600,000 in 2008.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including expected industry patterns and other financial and business results that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: the sustainability of recent growth rates in the Security and Surveillance industry; the positioning of RST in the market; ability to integrate acquired companies and technology; ability to retain key employees; ability to successfully combine product offerings and customer acceptance of combined products; general market conditions, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, changes to operating systems and product strategy by vendors of operating systems; and whether RST can successfully gain market acceptance. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release.

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