Getting to Know . . .
Michael Gillam, Owner and President
Advance Security & Technologies
Affordable Security For Your Home and Business!

Michael Gillam, Owner and President of Advance Security and Technology, has an unrelenting focus on providing excellent customer service. It is the basis of his business’s mission of striving to meet and exceed his client’s expectations. “I have always believed in doing what our clients expect us to do, plus going that extra mile,” he explains.

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the field handling the security and technology needs for homes as well as small and large businesses. He stays abreast of the newest advancements in the ever-changing security industry. What is new today will be compromised and outdated tomorrow. That is why it is very important to have a close relationship with your security adviser in order to keep up with new threats in our society.”

When you are looking for a security system for your home or business, Michael’s the expert who can help you to negotiate your way through the myriad of choices and features that will work best for your needs. He spends the time necessary for you to feel comfortable in operating the system yourself. “When you’re dealing with technology, and as busy as folks are, I want to be sure the customer understands the product.”

“We currently maintain and service the security and surveillance systems for St Louis Public School District; Hazelwood School District, St. Louis Public Libraries and Metro Lighting.

“I am a certified installer and reseller for CEIA metal detectors which is the only metal detector manufacturer certified by Homeland Security. This past summer I was contracted by CEIA to install and service their metal detectors at these sports stadiums: Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, St Louis Baseball Cardinals and St. Louis Blues Hockey.”

Rich Goellner, Halcyon Shades, had this to say about Michael and his business: “I needed an alarm service for my residence. I had an existing alarm system from one of the big nationwide alarm companies, but it needed updating. I decided to have Mike at Advance Security give me a recommendation because I felt my business would be important to him.

“Mike came out to the house, and surveyed what I already had in place. He made recommendations that allowed me to use some of the existing components of my old alarm system. He suggested adding components to my existing system to make it more efficient, and up to date.

“I don't want to divulge too many details about the system, but it is very effective providing me peace of mind. Mike also recommended protecting my garage, and made recommendations on perimeter security lighting. I would endorse Mike, and his team at Advance Security to any business owner, or homeowner considering an alarm system.

Advance Security & Technology Can Make Your Home a Smart Home
“I am really passionate about keeping families protected. Having peace of mind that your home and loved ones are protected is a wonderful feeling. We offer the latest and most advanced security and home management solution in the industry. The 2 GIG Go!Control, is the first all-in-one security and home management system.

“Customers can control lighting, HVAC, access control and many other Z-Wave devices in the home right from their Go!Control panel, web-enabled phone or the internet. No need for extra hardware – its all contained within this revolutionary panel.

“With over two million systems sold, it has proven itself. This 2GIG system is currently the number one home security automation platform in the industry!

Being Smart is Smart Business
“Every business should consider the importance of its security. Often, small businesses do not include this in their immediate ‘to-do list’ because they might believe they aren’t targets, since they are only a small operation. This type of thinking is dangerous.

“The physical security of your business premises is paramount. To protect your capital investment and the people who work at or visit your company, Advance Security & Technologies business alarm systems are designed to help detect intrusion at all levels as well as monitor energy use and see if you’re wasting energy outside of business hours.

“By combining secure communication and innovative technology your system is engineered to withstand vulnerabilities. With professional-grade security, energy management and video monitoring solutions, you can keep you business secure, gain new awareness and instant visibility into key operational activities and manage your energy costs.

Michael Wants to Meet and Work With Chamber Members
“I joined the Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce because I live and work in this area and want to meet other local business people. I want to become more familiar with my community.

“I’d also love to generate more work and recognition in this area. It’s great that Chamber members are encouraged to do business with their fellow members. It gives me a platform to say ‘hey, you have a bona fide security automation company right here in the Greentree City.’ Plus, it’s one who will save you money and give you more service!”

Michael and his wife, Andrea Wang-Gillam, MD, PhD, a GI oncologist at Siteman Cancer Center, have three children Kylel, who is a freshman at St Louis U, Takai is a junior at Kirkwood High School and their youngest, Iris, is in the 8th grade at North Kirkwood Middle School. For a delightful explanation, be sure to ask Michael about his children’s names.

For additional information about Advance Security & Technologies, contact Michael online at, email him at or call him at 314.795.8625.