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Are You An Exceptional Leader?

Over the last month I’ve been blessed to spend time with some amazing people discussing a variety of issues: from the economy, to scaling business, to exceptional leadership.  During a conversation on what makes for exceptional leadership the following quote from Dr. Martin Luther King came up:
 “It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, "Wait on time.” –Dr. Martin Luther King

One of my favorite people and the best leader I’ve ever met, Warren Rustand, provided us with two lists for exceptional leadership:
Exceptional Leaders at their core:
  1. Pursue purpose with passion
  2. Practice their values - role model their values without exception
  3. Lead with their heart
  4. Develop deep connection
  5. Lead with self-discipline
Exceptional Leaders:
  1. Are always true to self and their beliefs
  2. Are always willing to go it alone
  3. Are always concerned with serving others
  4. Are always focused on learning
  5. Have and develop extraordinary relationships
  6. Always build trust
  7. Empower others to act
  8. Motivate and elevate others to perform at and be exceptional
I know I fall short of the ideal; so it is with humility, as the CEO of Absco Solutions, that I encourage you to take the long view of your life-safety and security master plan, to take action towards its attainment, to ensure your plans are serving our community, to take a stand when you know something is wrong, to continually learn and evolve your plans; and as a leader, to continually build trust and be trustworthy of the safety of our community, to motivate others to do exceptional things and build systems and processes that empower your teams to protect our community.  Let us not simply be frustrated with the inappropriate actions of those that would do harm, but let’s take action to protect the innocent among us.   I am proud of the work we do together and the resulting lives that have been saved as a result. 
Thank you for allowing us to be part of your team.

Trends and Technology



Roughneck® Cameras

The popular Roughneck® dome and bullet network cameras are being updated with new features at a lower price. These cameras are targeted for high-end installations that demand powerful performance and extremely rugged protection from vandalism. Vicon will be transitioning to these new cameras and phasing out previous models in the next three months, depending on demand and stock.

The new line of Roughneck cameras will focus on the most popular models for the most extreme environments. As such, some original lower resolution dome models will no longer be offered in this series. For more cost effective options, Vicon’s line of IQAlliance-mx series cameras offer a wider range of options at different price points.

To read more about these cameras
Full Vicon Article

What's New


H4 Fisheye Camera Line


Discreet Design

The H4 Fisheye has a sleek, low-profile design that allows it to blend in with its surroundings. It is vandal-proof and weather-protected to withstand tough environments

360º Coverage at Your Fingertips

With the integration of Avigilon Control Center (ACC)™ software, the powerful client-side de-warping engine and virtual PTZ technology enable users to maintain full situational awareness while tracking objects of interest

The new Avigilon H4 Fisheye camera line offers a complete, high-resolution, high-frame rate, 360-degree panoramic view of a scene with no blind spots. Built on the H4 platform, the H4 Fisheye is a cost-effective, easy-to-install solution available in 6 and 12 megapixel camera resolutions. Its powerful client-side de-warping coupled with virtual PTZ technology allows easy navigation through live or recorded video. The H4 Fisheye camera line will be available for shipping in early October.
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Full Avigilon Article

Team Spotlight


Andrew Mendez

Senior Systems Administrator 

Andrew Mendez is one of our newer team members. He has been a part of the Absco team for a year and a half and is our Senior Systems Administrator. He is directly responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of Absco’s entire WAN/LAN for both the Lynnwood and Spokane offices, as well as assisting all techs with advanced troubleshooting on all LAN products from our various vendors. He is always willing to help out anyone, anytime. He is tenacious in resolving issues, but always in a respectful manner.
Andrew is able to explain complicated IT items in ways that customers are able to understand and apply it to their systems. This is a great reflection on his customer service skills and interactions. Andrew is professional, pleasant and very level headed in the midst of adversity and complications, which comes from his time served in the Navy.  He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Technology.
We are thankful to have Andrew be on our team and cannot wait to see how he grows with us in the future.

Customer Testimonial


Autumn Snow 


The Trike Shop Childcare Center & Preschool

Who We Are

Our Growing Spokane Crew:


We are very excited about the great things to come out of our Spokane office, and are looking forward to building a wonderful team and great relationships with existing and new clients.


We've heard from several of our customers, and the people their businesses affect, about how their systems have saved lives, saved money, impacted efficiencies or been creative solutions to unique challenges.  We'd love to hear your story if you've got one, and would like to have it published in an upcoming Absco Speak, send it to


Our Spokane Crew enjoying time at Silverwood Theme Park

The Absco Solutions Team has been having fun with an "Absco - Knows No Limits" #KNL campaign for a few months.  Check out some of the crazy places you'll find our team.....we'd like to get you on our page too!!!

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Lynnwood Office:
19023 36th Avenue West, Suite E  ▪  Lynnwood, WA 98036

Spokane Office: 
3020 North Sullivan Road, 
Building S -- Suite D  ▪  Spokane, WA 99216