REI specializes in the design and manufacture of electronic test equipment for security applications. The company was founded in 1983 in Cookeville, Tennessee, U.S.A. by Bruce Barsumian, who later partnered with Tom Jones (GM) in 1995. In June 2019 REI became an Electronic Technologies  subsidiary of HEICO Corporation (Hollywood, FL, USA). REI customers include government agencies, law enforcement organizations, corporate security personnel, and TSCM professionals worldwide that have a need and responsibility to protect sensitive information.

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Customer Relationships

REI Employees

REI customers come from all around the world and from a multitude of different backgrounds. From the self-employed private investigator to the head of corporate security to the chief of police to the individuals responsible for keeping an entire country secure, REI is familiar with the unique challenges faced by those in the technical security field. With geographically-assigned sales staff and an extensive network of resellers across the globe, customers are assisted by individuals familiar with their needs and locale. Our friendly, knowledgeable team will work with you to identify the appropriate counter surveillance tools for your situation. Following your purchase, phone lines are open for technical support direct from the engineering team. It is the goal of REI to provide the highest quality equipment and service to aid in the protection of your sensitive information.

In-house Manufacturing

REI In-House Manufacturing

For over thirty years, REI has been manufacturing its entire product line in-house. A team of individuals work together, each an expert on the component for which they are responsible, to hand-craft every product. REI sees, touches, and tests each product before it is shipped out. With complete control over the manufacturing process, customers never have to be concerned with whether a third-party company is dedicated to the quality of the products. Products are not batch manufactured just to sit on a shelf. Low volumes are maintained to allow for adaptability to change. The engineering and production departments work in tandem, making software and hardware that are specifically designed for each other. From beginning to end, REI knows that each element is going to work together seamlessly. Each time a customer places an order with REI they can be confident that it meets the highest standards.

Experienced Training

Research Electronics International (REI) Technical Security Countermeasure Training

REI has the largest commercial TSCM training facility in the world. Courses are designed to teach the basic and advanced procedural concepts of conducting a counter surveillance investigation. Six full-time, highly qualified instructors have over five decades of cumulative experience in the surveillance field. All courses are hands-on, using state-of-the-art technical security equipment. Depending on the situation, surveillance investigations can require many different types of equipment to be successful. Students will be exposed to many different types of equipment­—not just REI-manufactured. Unique training rooms simulate environments with suspect devices including RF transmitters with analog and digital modulation techniques, hidden surveillance cameras, tapped telephone and LAN lines, infrared devices, and carrier current devices.