Jerry Robson began his career in security back in 1980, after selling his interest in the WindoW Man of Mansfield by starting a company called, “Eyedent Systems” run by him and his father Jerry W. Robson, a retired Marine GYST, Richland County Deputy Sheriff and former Director of Security for T&A Thrifty Marts.
Together, they designed, marketed and installed their own wireless alarm systems and Electronically Controlled Super8 Color Camera Systems when most camera systems were black & white. Jerry worked with The Bureau of Criminal Investigations in several states designing and marketing the EYD-2000 Outdoor Video Surveillance System for spying on marijuana growers on state-owned properties and in state forests.
Jerry W. Robson passed on in 1987 and Jerry continued the business working with investigators for The Mobil Oil Corporation on covert surveillance technologies, which later lead to the Down-Hole Eyedentification System used in oil fields for peering down freshly drilled holes and to aid in retrieving drilling heads. A couple years later, after traveling the country for The Down-Hole Project and maintaining and growing his alarm business, he developed, with a local group of investors, the C.A.R.E. System for school buses, which was the first “Radar Safety System” for school buses. It was to save a child’s life only one week after it was installed on bus in North Carolina. In 1992, Jerry merged his company with Schmidt Security Pro locally, and grew the alarm system, access control and video parts of the business until 1998 when he left to start Shield Alarm, Inc. Shield Alarm has ben serving North Central Ohio for the last 18 years and is today one of the area’s leaders in security technology.