On December 15th, 2016, Mr. Howard Taylor tragically lost his battle to cancer and was taken from us too soon. He will greatly be missed but not forgotten.
Howard Taylor, originally a native of Wakefield, United Kingdom, typifies the American immigrant success story that all began with a dream of beginning a new life. He wanted to start a business all his own, and build success for himself through hard work and dedication. Coming to the United States in early 80’s, he began working for a small burglar alarm and fire systems company in Austin, Texas, as a technician. The next year, he was approached by his future business partner about expanding into the growing residential security market and began wiring new homes for burglar alarm, intercom, phone and cable, and any other low-voltage control system a homeowner could want. Out of this, Taylor Security Systems was born.
Despite the housing downturn in the late 1980's, economic challenges in the 1990's, and the setbacks of the recession of the 2000's, Howard and Taylor Security Systems continued to succeed through hard work and innovation, growing the company's footprint into the commercial market which became our core focus to the present day. Over three decades of growth, combined with installation and service excellence, sprung from Howard's dream which started in 1982.
Though the journey wasn't an easy one, he grew Taylor Security Systems from a small startup to a successful commercial fire alarm and low-voltage company which still bears his name. In addition to his work in the fire alarm industry, Howard is a passionate hunter, marksman, and horseback rider.