Through consultation, assessment, design, project management training and maintenance, ADS provides an ‘end to end’ experience that focuses on physical security applications. 


Our services and experience cover:

  • Video and Perimeter Security Systems Technologies

  • Access Control Systems (ACS)

  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

  • Video Management Implementation (VMI)

  • Rapid Deployment mobile security solutions


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Our extensive experience includes the development, testing, installation, integration and deployment of security sensors and open platforms.  ADS has designed and installed technologies and solutions that have included, turnkey Command and Control Centers, Biometrics, Facial Recognition, License Plate Readers (LPR), Ground Based Radar (GBR), Wireless (RF and Microwave) Communications, Secure Internet Communications, as well as Remote Surveillance Solutions.


Our core mission is to deliver non-proprietary accessible and advanced security management systems.  ADS’ commitment to implementing open-source leading edge devices, has enabled us to be recognized as a Genetec Unified Elite Partner and a leading Avigilon- certified partner. In addition to these core VMS platforms, we have developed other strategic partnerships with vendors such as Bosch, Axis, Senstar, CISCO and Code Blue.

Advanced Digital Solutions is a company reinvented. Originally founded in 2007 by end users who saw a void in the market when seeking professional services themselves. Today we are a team of experienced engineers and installation professionals who understand the unique operating requirements of our partners and how this effects your security needs and regulatory compliance. Our goal is to enhance operations and become a trusted member of any organization that we provide reliable security solutions to.


ADS’ ability to design custom applications is central to our engineering culture. From our inception, ADS has sought to deploy solutions that utilize technology, while considering environmental factors in order obtain our customer’s desired levels of awareness and effectiveness. Our success is measured by systems utilization, operational uptime, and maintainability.


Post installation, the ADS support team works in lockstep with our customers to ensure the system performance is maintained at or above its desired functionality. This relationship is often reinforced with a multi-year “services and maintenance contract” ensuring network security and system optimization are routinely validated.


About Us


Our Leadership Team

David Smith

Chief Executive Officer

An experienced and accomplished security business leader, David directs ADS' vision and mission in providing enterprise solutions. Joining ADS in 2017, David has applied his "team to lead" approach driving our growth from the inside.

Wharton "Skip" Lochte

Vice President - Sales and Business Development

A proven sales leader with a strong history of success within the industry, as well as within key vertical markets such as transportation, government and education. Skip joined the ADS family in 2019 bringing guidance and leadership in the diversified world of security SOLUTIONS sales. Providing a steady hand and direction, Skip leads his team to find and implement solutions for your success.

Keith joined ADS in 2014 and serves as subject matter expert for business on applicable state licensing laws, municipal permitting requirements for commercial installation practices.  With twenty-four years of security management and is a veteran of the United States Navy.  Keith brings considerable experience in Security Project Management, including planning, designing and implementing Corporate Security systems.

Director of Business Operations and Compliance

Keith W. Cohick, CPP, PSP, CSPM


Senior Manager - Project Implementation and Customer Support

Brad Hurst

Brad joined ADS in 2015 and has directed and managed all projects and operations in the Eastern United States. He began his career in physical security systems in 1989 and has held positions throughout operations and sales for systems integrators, provided systems design and managed manufacturer relationships in security product distribution and owned security solutions businesses.

Business Operations Controller

Chris White

Chris joined ADS in September 2020 and is responsible for all financial accounting of the company.  Chris began his career with several Controller roles and has been involved in several different types of businesses.  He has used his 30 plus years of financial experience to optimize the operations and efficiency of the businesses he has been a part of.