About Tim

Hi everybody I’m Tim, and security has fascinated me for many years. My dad was a cop in Bedford Hills NY – a nice suburb of New York City – for 23 years. He told me enough stories to know that I didn’t want to be a cop. They don’t get paid enough for what they have to go through, lol.

My mom often took my brother and I to thrift stores as I was growing up. She was quite the deal finder. She’s been gone up to the Great Thrift Store in the sky now since 2004. But she left behind quite a persistent deal finder. I’d like to share that with you.

I’ve enjoyed television shows that have to do with espionage and good cop work tons too. “24” and “Homeland” are just a couple of my favorites. I also love the “Jason Bourne Film Series.”

I worked for ADT security in small business and residential sales, and I learned many things about security and surveillance and alarms. One of the biggest things I learned is that most people are not happy with having to pay a large monthly fee for video surveillance of their home or business. I learned much more affordable ways of doing just this for people, giving them a very cheap system to use to stay on top of what matters most to them. It’s not as hard or expensive as you might think.

Please feel free to comment below or ask me personally for help. I’d be more than happy to help out.


Tim Gillen

Founder of Savvy Shopping