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Our Story 

Lint Security is the sole creation of James Lint. In 1966, after graduating from high school, James was employed by Southern Bell in the cable construction department. He was always interested in learning about different trades and crafts and while employed by the Phone Company he was introduced to the early days of the electronics industry.
    This quickly fostered a love for electronics. He soon began subscribing to the magazine Popular Mechanics where he was amazed by the controls and logics portions of the industry. He dabbled in H.A.M Radios, television distribution and even at one time was employed by Gainesville Cable TV as an installer. Not to mention before having his first child he maintained the signal lights on the radio towers at WDUN. All of these avenues he served after hours and on weekends. 

   His willingness to work and not be intimidated by new methods and technologies quickly found him in several capacities for Southern Bell. Being a large corporation they were more than willing to release all resources necessary to train an individual to realize their full potential. Before the end of his tenure with Southern Bell he was introduced to Fiber Optics, Digital Electronics and small circuit analysis.


  He began working with numerous people in the community and shortly after the birth of Jimmy served in the Gainesville Jaycees. While in the club he chaired several different projects like The Empty Stocking Fund and The Northeast Georgia Fair.

 Chairing the Fair took him in a direction he could have never dreamed. While at the Fair Grounds one evening one of his neighbors called to alert him that his home had been burglarized. He of coarse went home to find the front door the neighbor described to be open and personal items missing. With his knowledge of electronics and articles he read in Popular Mechanics he designed his first alarm system.


 This system was made up of a car battery, siren and a couple of switches. The system was barely adequate at best; he knew this and quickly started inquiring about getting ONE to install himself. After several calls to some large distributors and continually getting turned away, because nobody wanted to sell just ONE, he found an individual company owner willing to sell him just ONE system. 


 He quickly came home and with the help of a friend installed the ONE system in his home and immediately felt better about his situation. 


  Word traveled fast and before long, this man wanted ONE, this man wanted ONE for his mother. This guy wanted ONE in his store and the story continues today.  

Today, Lint Security is one of the larger companies in Northeast Georgia. We service all types of structures from homes, schools, stores, restaurants, plants and the list continues to grow. We work almost totally on referrals. In 30 Years we have never ran an advertisement in the newspaper. We maintain a Yellow Page Listing just to be noted.

We design, install and service all types of systems from Video, Fire, Sound, Security, Door Access, Gate Access, Business Phones, Computer Networks and Home Theatres.

We employ a UL Certified Central Station four different locations to monitor all signals from your system.

We  can log tracking of all users in your system as well as alarm and trouble events.

We are here to serve you.

Everyone wants to sell you a system but we want to add you to our family of customers and build a relationship that you can count on.

Our systems are far superior to the car battery of James Lint’s first. However they are installed according to the same compassion and attention to detail that he placed on protecting his own family then.

So before considering your purchase, be sure to note that the company proposing has your interest at heart and not their own. Check to see that your family and your property is the one they are protecting and not just looking for their next sale.

 If I can be of any assistance or can answer any questions please feel free to contact me.




Jimmy Lint


James Lint SR (1948-2020) installed and serviced systems in the security and fire alarm industry since 1969. He has also trained and completed the following:

- National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association

- Level 1 Certificate 

- Level 2 Training Certificate 

- Fire Alarm Systems Certificate 

- Access Control Certificate

- Certified as a Level 1 & 2 Instructor for NBFAA

- Has served 6 terms as Region 2 Director in GBFAA

Jimmy Lint: (GA LVA 206112) has installed and serviced systems in the security and fire alarm industry since 1980. He has also trained and completed the following: 

- National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association

- Level 1 Certificate 

- Level 2 Training Certificate 

- Household Fire Certificate 

- Access Control Certificate 

- CCTV Design and Installation Certificate 

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