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FAR West Technologies Inc. is an employee owned, locally based, technology solutions contractor. Supplying services for Structured Cabling, IP based Access Control and video surveillance systems. With over seventy-five years of combined experience FAR West Technologies Inc. maintains strong customer relationships through a high level of service and knowledge to go above and beyond expectations.

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We supply services for:

  • Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6A Structured Cabling Networks
  • Fiber Optic Structured Cabling Networks.  Singlemode and Multimode
  • Data Center Design and installation
  • Access Control Systems
  • Video Surveillance Systems
  • Intrusion Alarm Systems
  • Security System Integration
  • Design Build Services
  • Professional Project Management
  • Structured Cabling Maintenance
  • System Service and Repair
  • Paging Systems
  • CATV Cabling Networks
  • Audio / Video
  • Demo

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Far West supports a number of industry partners that help with our success.  Below are web links to partners and allies working hard to provide quality products and services for the low-voltage industry.

ACTI Corporation - Connecting Vision


Altronix - The leading manufacturer of low voltage electronic and power solutions

Axis Communications - The world's leading expert in network video

BOSCH Security Systems

Cambridge Sound Management

digitech international

Doorking - Access Control Solutions

Graybar - Specializing in Supply Chain Management Services

Leviton - Electrical devices, lighting controls, network solutions

OnSSI - Intelligent IP VIdeo Surveillance

Ortronics - High performance structured cabling products and solutions

PTI security systems

Superior Essex

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Veracity IP Video Surveillance Solutions

“Exceeding our customers’ expectations is our top priority”

We achieve this through strong leadership, experienced employees and solid business partnerships.
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Steve Apfel
Project Manager/President
Steve has worked in the telecom industry since 1997. With a telecom degree from Clover Park technical college and also graduated from the Purdue University project management class for electricians. Steve specializes in structured cabling projects from design to full installation. He has spent many years in the field as a technician and currently operates as a project manager and president of FAR West Technologies. Steve enjoys the low voltage industry and works hard to ensure all customers receive a high level of service.
Pablo Ramirez
Pablo has spent several years as a small business owner and manager. Pablo’s current responsibilities with FAR West Technologies Inc. include but are not limited to: company administrator, secretary, treasure, payroll administrator, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and office manager.
Todd Fontaine
Project Manager
Todd Fontaine has been working in the security field since 2001. He has been a 06 Journeyman since 2005, and earned his 06 Administrators license in 2011. Along with his extensive background in CCTV, Access Control, and Merchandise Surveillance installations, he graduated from The Purdue University Professional Project Management (PPM) course in 2006. Todd’s responsibilities include estimating, project management, and the installation of projects. His many years in the field installing systems and administrative experience have taught him to appreciate the importance of great customer service.
Tim Biddick
Project Manager/Business Development
With over 14 years of electronic security system design and sales, Tim Biddick recently joined the team at Far West Technologies as Project Manager for IP Based Security projects. Tim brings to the Far West Team the knowledge and experience in building and supporting successful electronic security based companies. Negotiating with Fortune 100 companies or designing a security systems for a local company, Tim’s no nonsense approach to equipment selection and providing a solution based design makes him a valued member of the team. Tim’s relationships with business owners, industry manufactures, local contractors, and general contractors will complement Far West Technologies goal in exceeding our customers’ expectations.
Roy Triana
Operations Manager
With over 20 years of sales and operational management experience, Roy Triana recently joined the team at Far West Technologies. Roy brings to the Far West Team the knowledge and experience in running successful company operations. Roy’s responsibilities at FAR West Technologies include but not limited to managing all field technicians, marketing, warehousing, internal company communications, and human resources.
Justin Berg
Project Engineer
Justin Berg graduated at the top of his class in 2011 form Clover Park Technical College. Advanced studies in low voltage systems has given Justin a head start in becoming the team leader for IP based security system installations and software programming. Justin’s networking knowledge and understanding of IP system integration gives Far West the specialized individual to provide the latest in network based security solutions.