This week we’re highlighting business owner James Basurto, President of Security & Cabling Solutions, better known as SCS. For more than a decade, James’s company has served the Silicon Valley by putting the customer first. It is that customer care that has enabled SCS to be nimble during this latest crisis.
When the stay at home order was issued in March, James sent home his employees and immediately looked at his business model. He realized that clients were going to need new products if they were going to get back to work.
SCS started offering new services, including infrared temperature reading cameras. The move immediately paid off. The company received new construction clients looking to have temperature taking machines installed on construction sites (they kept operating as essential services).
Building off of that, James is investigating FLIR cameras that can take the temperature of retail patrons or employees. The extra security would allow companies to send people home if their temperatures spike.
James believes that many companies may also install check-in kiosks asking people about COVID-19 symptoms before they enter a building. He’s looking into how he can service customers that way.
James has worked in the industry long enough to remember what it was like after the 9/11 attack. There was an influx of business then. He expects to see another surge in industry demand following the COVID-19 shutdown.
James is also preparing for when retail establishments are allowed to reopen. He’s scheduling projects now so that his employees can jump back into work safely when the time is right.
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