Meet the WBO-MC Member in the Spotlight!      



Sidney Sclar


Brand new WBO member Sidney Sclar specializes in home and office security.  His company,, provides custom security systems and solutions for homes and businesses in Maryland, Virginia and DC. Monthly monitoring is available for $18.95 per month and includes 24-hour protection. 


“We can do this because we’re local,” says Sid, noting that this is an important consideration. “We don’t add trip charges or early termination charges, and price depends on whether you use a landline or remote access (wireless). We can even reprogram old systems.” Sid’s customers have stores and offices up to 5,000 sq. feet and homes of any size ranging from efficiencies to mansions.


Sid’s background in bank auditing and security dates back to the 1970s. He was a former regional audit manager and security specialist for one of the bank holding companies. “Things evolved from that,” says Sid. He has remained local, and has worked with big companies in the industry such as Brink’s, ADT, Ackerman, etc.


Asked “What do you like best about your business?” Sid says, “I like helping people.” He also points out that he has the authority plus the responsibility to get things done today. “If you call a big company’s call center and need an alarm installed or serviced, it won’t happen today.” Sid can make it happen ASAP. He loves answering his customers’ questions and resolving their problems.


With this in mind, he recently formalized the spin-off of the service he has always offered his clients and network partners,, utilizing his special talent of connecting the right people. This group includes Millennials who may not yet have a need for an alarm system, but who can benefit from knowing someone with knowledge of community resources. Sid’s blogs and postings go out to a variety of people in all industries and he’s proud of his success as a reference.


Despite being new to WBO, Sid already knows that he likes our organization. He describes our members as “an unselfish, professional group of people with a high level of expertise in their chosen professions.” A third-generation Silver Spring native, Sid likes to travel, attend theater performances, and participate in fundraising and volunteerism. A current member of Leadership Montgomery, formerly the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County, he does fundraising, mentoring and volunteering to include Junior Achievement and Elder Care.


If your office, store or home could benefit from the peace of mind that comes from “an award winning, 5-Diamond, UL-approved national call center that provides medical, fire and burglary monitoring coverage starting from $18.95 per month,”  call Sid Sclar at 301-556-8083. It could be a business expense.



Ellen R. Cohen is a free-lance writer and editor whose "editorial advertising" helps her clients advertise their goods and services in a variety of ways. She can be reached at (301) 984-7444.

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