Idaho Security Systems

Our Company Retreat to Jackson Hole

Recently, we here at Teton Smart Security felt that after months and months of dedicated, quality work, we needed a little vacation. So, we made some reservations in our very own backyard (Jackson Hole to be exact. Highly recommend it to casual adventurers and thrill seekers alike)! What an experience! Not only did we enjoy the breathtaking sights of Jackson, but we grew as a team. We laughed together, ate together, and worked together to overcome all obstacles in our way.

We started the day bright and early! We were off and on our way to Jackson (all seated comfortably in the boss man’s economically impressive F-150 with an Eco-boost motor. If you’re in the market for versatile, durable pickups, I highly recommend that as well). We took the scenic route through Swan Valley, enjoying the natural beauty of the landscape as the sun rose above the hills. What a sight! We finally made it to Jackson, and began our first activity: off-roading in some new Polaris Can-Ams (another purchase I HIGHLY recommend)!

We took the trails up into the mountains, climbing over washed out roads, scaling crumbling hillside roads, ripping through mud, and crossing over running rivers. Man, those machines were awesome! As we tested the limits of these amazing machines, we also learned valuable lessons in leading, following, and sharing. Team unity was growing. If the day had just been spent driving these things it would have been a day for the books! But the day got even better!

After our off-road extravaganza, we made a quick fuel stop at one of the local restaurants (rumored to have the best Philly Cheesesteak sandwich in the area. They weren’t kidding.) These sandwiches were amazing! A half-pound of hearty steak, grilled onions and bell peppers, and cheese that had melted like an ice cube on a sizzling summer day. Oh, how memorable it was! A testament to the fact that nothing brings people together like a mind-blowing cheesesteak. But once the meal was finished, we were off again to our final activity!

We arrived at Mad River Tours a little bit before 3:30. We geared up and headed out with the group, and made our way to the satisfyingly chilly Snake River. As chance would have it, we had a raft all to ourselves (Just another opportunity for the team to continue growing in strength). The guide ran through the instructions with us, and from our understanding, we were in for quite the show. We hit the river and started our 8-mile journey. The water was cold, the sun was hot (and then it was not… mostly because the clouds came). We hit the rapids, played games, learned to never trust a river-guide, and how to properly embark an opposing raft with a dreadlock-wearing tour-guide.

We worked together though! Not just in paddling the raft, but in the games, in the challenges, in the attacks, and in the cleanup. Everything we did, we did as a team. It was a testament that teams are built and strengthened in all things. And our team came out on top. We left that day with an enhanced sense of comradery. And the days that have followed have only proved that again and again.

So here at Teton Smart Security, we want to introduce you to our team. We are here to help you, work with you, and enjoy great times with you. Thank you for letting us serve you, and we hope to continue aiding you in all your security needs.

On behalf of all of us here at Teton Smart Security, have happy summer days, and secure summer nights!

Teton Smart Security Success Story

Teton Smart Security designs, installs and services high-quality, “smart” security systems in both residential and commercial applications.  They are experts in the industry and have earned a stellar reputation, not only with their customers, but with professionals who have observed and worked with them over the past few years.

The couple’s impact goes far beyond quality installations, as Sean and Christine have a genuine respect for others.  Teton Smart Security was built from the ground up through nurturing, caring and compassionate relationships with customers and stakeholders.

Prior to launching their own company in 2011, Sean started working in the trenches for a security company. Through a lot of hard work and effort, Sean was able to advance to become Regional Technical Manager.  Sean facilitated the launch of several offices around the U.S., while Christine worked for a major telecommunications firm.  Together the couple recognized the poor service customers received in the industry on a number of fronts. One observation in particular did not sit well with Sean and Christine, as they witnessed how customer relationships were a lower priority over “getting the sale.”  Many customers didn’t fully realize what they were signing up for.

Another observation the couple noticed, was many competitors offer customers security systems and services that provide inferior protection. For example, many video surveillance systems cannot create clear-enough-images for investigators to identify the faces, or license plates of intruders, which is a primary reason they were installed in the first place. Teton Smart Security, on the other hand, shines in comparison to the rest, and is recommended by its customers and law enforcement, as one of the best in the region. Teton Security has helped many commercial businesses in the area, but one commercial customer in particular had a chain of retail stores experiencing up to 15 incidents of theft per month. After switching to Teton Smart Security, the commercial chain has had significant success in mitigating the problem.

Instead of traditional security systems, Teton Smart Security offers newer, state-of-the-art smart security solutions.  Beyond traditional services like fire, theft, property protection and carbon monoxide monitoring, they also provide high-quality, real time, mobile video monitoring and remote home control.  This provides much greater peace of mind, security, comfort, and real cost savings through features and benefits such as programmable thermostats and reduced insurance rates. Teton Security also provides rapid customized solutions with attention to detail.

After the launch of the business, and as the business was operating successfully, it started to grow and grow it did.  Last year alone, company sales grew by almost 300%!  When you get to know the Garners, their ethics, their attention to detail, and their passion it’s easy to understand why.

Part of their success has been attributed to working with the SBDC.  According to Christine, “It’s seriously made a night and day difference.  We’ve had such an empowering experience with the SBDC. They’ve been like our friends helping us to make a true impact on the world.”             For more information visit their website at