Rapid Response announces Peter Kirk as Vice President of Software Engineering

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For Immediate Release


Rapid Response announces Peter Kirk as Vice President of Software Engineering

SYRACUSE, NY, CORONA, CA, and HENDERSON, NV — Jeffrey Atkins, President of Rapid Response Monitoring Services, Inc., announced the return of Peter Kirk to Rapid Response as Vice President of Software Engineering. During his initial seven-year career with the company, Peter held various roles within the Programming department. He worked on several key projects including the company’s migration from the outdated and inefficient PICK/jBASE based alarm processing software to the robust SQL/Linux based stagesTM monitoring platform and the launch of the original RapidMobile app. Peter left Rapid Response in 2014 to start his own business. For the past eight years, he owned a successful consulting company with a focus on system architecture and design, as well as a broad spectrum of development projects and codebases. Several of Peter’s engagements were in the alarm industry, and he earned a positive reputation based on the quality of work and innovative design. “It is a testament to all employees of Rapid Response that have helped us build a world-class organization to have a former employee return to our company,” said Atkins.

As the Vice President of Software Engineering, Peter will oversee the software development, architecture, data management, and stages teams within Technical Services. He will also play a critical role in the continued development of customer applications such as Rapid Response’s secure web portal, RapidWeb, the latest generation of the RapidMobile app, and more.




Peter graduated from Villanova University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and brings nearly 20 years of experience to #TeamRapid. He resides in Camillus with his wife and three daughters and enjoys Syracuse's personality, community events, and outdoor activities.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Peter back to our team. I am confident that his expert knowledge and leadership will steer us forward in our next generation as a technology leader,” said Atkins.



About Rapid Response Monitoring


Rapid Response Monitoring is the leading provider of Professional Monitoring services, augmenting the best fire, security, medical, and IoT systems with world-class technical & human infrastructure. Protecting customers across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean islands since 1992 exclusively from our hardened monitoring facilities, never from employee’s homes, Rapid Response brings in-depth industry experience to monitoring partnerships with Integrators, Dealers, and Installers. Each partner is paired with a dedicated concierge for personalized, expert assistance.


UL, FDNY, and FM-certified, two multi-redundant Command Centers and a third Customer Care Center operate 24/7/365. These facilities include hot-failover power, computing, security, and telecommunication infrastructure, ensuring uptime that exceeds industry standards.


Hiring the top 3% of applicants by aptitude and emotional intelligence ensures that all Monitoring Specialists deliver swift, professional, and empathetic responses to every alarm. Rigorous training, continuous skill-building, peer mentoring, and frequent quality assurance reviews certify that this top talent performs as experts.


In 2022, Rapid Response celebrated 30+ years of experience protecting lives and property exclusively with “In-Facility Monitoring.”




Post Date

Jul 28th 2022