About Building Controls LLC

Building Controls LLC is a professional security systems and low-voltage contracting company founded in 2009. The company is owned and operated by Dave Gideon, an experienced electronic security professional with over 29 years of industry experience. Dave is a Maine licensed electrician holding a Low Energy Masters electrical license. He holds degrees in Electronics Engineering Technology and Fire Science Technology, certification from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) in Fire Alarm Systems/Level II as well as industry-specific training and education in the National Fire Protection Association’s  Life Safety Code (NFPA-101) and National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code (NFPA-72). Dave has attended numerous factory training schools from various industry-leading security equipment manufacturers including Fire-Lite Alarms, a business unit of Honeywell International, Linear Corporation, a major supplier of state-of-the-art electronic door access control and telephone entry systems, and System Sensor, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of smoke detectors and fire alarm warning signals.

Being an owner/operator means that Dave is personally involved in all aspects of your project, from concept, to design and installation, right through final testing and system use training. This personal touch is important to maintain continuity and workability of the final system. Because Dave is the person you speak to about your particular security challenge as well as being involved in system design and installation, he can suggest a solution based on your specific situation and budget without the misunderstandings that often arise when a system is being discussed with a sales-only approach.  Our systems approach results in better outcomes and a system that ‘just works’.