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OUR TEAM

Extraordinary technology is powerful, with extraordinary service behind it.  Our team is exceptionally prepared with decades of experience, persistent training regimens, and organized communications.  We are committed to making sure that your system performs optimally, protecting your staff and your facilities around the clock.

The IST team delivers quality electronic security solutions that protect Hawaii’s government, its businesses, and their employees since 1998.  Our technical, experienced staff is called upon during all hours of the night, and across the Pacific to as far away as Kwajalein atoll, to support solutions that protect our country’s strategic and economic interests.  Local utilities, banks, hospitals, and educational institutions also leverage our outstanding Signature Service to minimize their security risks.

Leading Hawaii to a Safer Place comes with a responsibility that we take seriously.  If you’re serious about protecting your staff and your facilities, we’re confident we can help you. Call us today for a confidential assessment.

Leading Hawaii to a safer place
Christine Lanning
President

With over 25 years working in the information technology field, Christine always had an affinity for technology.  She earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii in 2001 and a Masters of Science in Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University in 2004.

2020 marked a milestone as she was awarded the SBA Leader of the Year in Hawaii. In 2014 Christine was awarded the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) Woman of the Year Award.  A year later she became the first women to be elected to the Board of Directors for PSA Security Network, North America’s largest electronic security cooperative.  In 2016 she was named Pacific Business News Women to Watch.

IST’s mission “Leading Hawaii to a Safer Place” reflects her commitment to the local community and the security industry.  Christine serves on several boards including Hawaii Pacific University, The Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council, PSA Security, and the Pacific Club. She is also an active member in the National Association of Women in Construction, CIO Council of Honolulu, and InfraGard,

Leading Hawaii to a safer place
Alana Batschelet
Federal Account Manager

New to the Security Industry, I joined the IST Team in August 2020 bringing with me over 15 years’ experience specializing in customer relations and a passion for helping people. 

 

My interest in security and protecting people began during my time in the Army as a Military Police Officer.  I have an analytic mind with a focus on creative thinking which enables me to see a multitude of possibilities in a short period of time.

 

Working with non-profit organizations and giving back to our local community is very important to me.  You can find me volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Leeward and assisting with beach cleanups around the island.

Leading Hawaii to a safer place
Kaitlin Nakano
Commercial 
Account Manager

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Leading Hawaii to a safer place
Andrew Lanning
Co-Founder

Andrew Lanning has been in the computer, electronics, and security field since 1982. He joined the US Navy in 1985 to work on shipboard weapons systems, and earned a combat-action ribbon for duties performed in the Persian Gulf in 1988.

 

Mr. Lanning is a graduate of the Honolulu FBI citizen’s academy and the current President of the InfraGard Hawaii Members Alliance. He is also the Chairman of the InfraGard National Members Alliance’s Electronic Security Industry Cross Sector Council, and an active member of the National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center. His recent industry accolades include the SSN 2022 Security Legend Award, the 2021 IFSEC #1 Security & Fire Global Influencer Award, and the 2020 SIA Women in Security Forum Progress Award. In 2019 he received the Security Industry Association’s Jay Haughn Excellence in Partnerships Award and the PSA Security Network’s Paul Marcus Award.  

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Nick Alvarez
Commercial Account Manager

I’m enjoying my seventh year in electronic security system integration, having started my security career as the Johnson Controls National Account team’s “boots on the ground” in Hawaii.  I’ve gained extensive familiarity with Access Control Systems, Video Surveillance systems, and Intrusion Detection systems in the performance of site surveys, system design, equipment procurement, and value engineering for Johnson Controls national and federal accounts.  My prior technical experience includes work as a data solutions engineer at Nextel in both California and Hawaii, as well as account management for Spectrum provisioning commercial cable and broadband services. 

You will find me to be a thorough, consistent business partner and I pride myself on communicating quickly and completely with our clients, my IST teammates, and our vendor ecosystem partners.  I attend and participate in a variety of security industry focused groups and I am constantly educating myself on upcoming security industry trends.  I have a particular interest in school safety and am motivated to help Hawaii’s educators improve their campus or facility security in any way that I can. 

My family and I have made our home in Hawaii, since arriving here from California in 1999, but I haven’t abandoned my Bay Area sports teams. You can find me on the weekends enjoying family outings, or catching a San Francisco Giants or 49’s game when they’re on.  

Leading Hawaii to a safer place
Hunter
Employee Engagement Champion

I've been at IST since 2016.  My job is happiness in the workplace.  I'm sure I have more responsibilities like lizard hunting and snack eating, but hey I'm a dog.

I take my job very seriously.  I'm pretty sure I'm the only thing holding this company together.

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