SIA New Member Profile: Pinnacle Consulting & Advisors

Joel Kisner headshot

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Pinnacle Consulting & Advisors offers security and safety consulting, risk management and efficiency services. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, operates in most states and offers some international capabilities.

SIA spoke with Joel Kisner, CEO of Pinnacle Consulting & Advisors, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

Tell us the story of your company.

Pinnacle Consulting and Advisors

Joel Kisner: Pinnacle Consulting & Advisors was created to focus on the inherent risks all companies face and often do not appreciate. We appreciate the adage “you don’t know what you don’t know,” and we understand the risk associated with growth, operational changes and general safety. Our vetted experts leverage decades of real-world experience in both the public and private sectors to build custom solutions. Our company has learned that successfully managing risk requires alignment with previously disconnected departments, understanding capabilities, focusing on a desired goal and a willingness to proactively manage risk. 

Paul Wong, managing partner at Pinnacle Consulting & Advisors
Paul Wong, managing partner at Pinnacle Consulting & Advisors

Our core capabilities are security, safety, risk management and efficiency. Each core capability benefits from the other, and our approach leverages those synergies to greatly enhance operations.  Additionally, we have identified new technologies that when aligned with proven operational standards vastly improve operations. We find, design and implement technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) or blockchain solutions while developing proper policies and procedures to leverage the most from technology.

Our solutions are built for each client specifically and with integration and efficiency in mind. Your company’s success is our success. Being safe, secure and efficient have always been important, but now in today’s realities and uncertainties, they are critical to survival. Pinnacle Consulting & Advisors can help make your company more efficient and safer and reduce risk.

What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings or your company unique?

JK: AI surveillance systems, drone systems, gunfire detection systems and weapon detection systems to leverage technology to support more efficient operations and utilization of systems to be proactive. This reduces overhead and reduces risk by helping limit officer contact, especially with unknown information.   

What is something we might not know about your company – or something new you are doing in security?

JK: Drone solutions callable in remote areas, currently trials with new satellite and mesh networks to solve bandwidth and connectivity in remote areas. 

What is your company’s vision, and what are your goals for the security industry?

JK: To help companies use correct policies, procedures and training while leveraging technology correctly to reduce risk, improve services and enhance overall safety.

What do you think are the biggest opportunities in the security industry right now?

JK: AI solutions, deployed correctly and utilized efficiently.

What are your predictions for the security industry in the short and long term?

JK: Short term, personnel issues will continue to plague operations. Long term, new technology can help bridge the gap between operations and lack of personnel. Changes to traditional LE operations will force security operations to have more responsibility and need to work more closely with LE and other first responders.  

What are the biggest challenges facing your company and/or others in the security industry?

JK: Driving of knowledge of how, when and what AI or technology should be used. Knee-jerk reactions to deploy systems without planning and training lead to ineffective use of technology and waste of valuable capital and opportunities. 

What do you enjoy most about being at your company – and in the security industry?

JK: Driving the dialogue of change and being able to create better optics for security both internally and externally in using proper standard operating procedures (SOPs) and training with technology to achieve goals.

What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership with SIA?

JK: The ability to connect with executive-level security professionals in order to help change security operations to best support expanding roles and increased risks in operations.

How does your organization engage with SIA? What are your plans for involvement in the next year (e.g., events, accessing member resources)?

JK: We are new to SIA but have over 30 years in LE and security experiences and are hoping to be a key component in showcasing proper planning, proper assessments, better understanding of simple but effective SOPs and correct deployment of technology to support operations, reduce risk and increase safety.

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