State of the Art Security Agency,  internationally known as SASA, has developed a reputation as a premiere provider of Elite Protection Personnel and Special Event Specialists. Our reputation has built itself on experience, expertise, and the ability to deploy the finest trained security personnel in the industry. The company was started in July 1989 and has become one of the top-level security companies that provides close quarter protection both nationally and internationally. Owned and operated by one of the foremost security experts in the country, Tom Patire, SASA has become a leader for providing close quarter protection teams anywhere in the world.


SASA’s VIP protection division is comprised of world-renowned professionals, who possess global knowledge and experience. Their Hands-On-Experience accrued over many years of representing, protecting prominent dignitaries, spotlighted celebrities, and high-profile personalities, is invaluable in assessing the deficiencies and weaknesses in an existing operation. We implement corrective strategies which leave no room for error and combat changing threats. Anticipating and countering the unforeseen with intricate and well-practiced techniques is the trademark of our company and has made us what we are today.

Specialty Division:  Since Tom and select members of his security team are contracted in hospitals for De-Escalation and Workplace Violence Training Tom saw the need in 1996 to create a division of hand selected agents that work in hospitals doing patient watch (on a per call basis) when the patient is at a high- risk to elope or is acting out toward medical staff. All Agents are licensed under State of the Art Security Agency and are certified in CDT (Crisis De-escalation Techniques)  and are specifically training to deal with these types of patients.

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“On behalf of the President and National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences our sincere gratitude to you and your team at State of the Art Security Agency for your excellence in protecting or personnel and assets at the GRAMMY Awards and the after celebrations throughout the city. Your attention to detail was second to none as well as your professional of handling a unique clientele. Having you and your staff handle all aspects of our security made for a smooth, safe and effortless events.”

Doug Gore - Awards Director – NARAS

I would like to highly recommend without reservation Mr. Tom Patire and his State of the Art Security Agency Tom and his team were assigned all of our high risk security details as well as provided close quarter protection for our celebrities and VIP’s including Mr. Rupert Murdoch and members of his

Tom Carrillo - Chief of Security – Fox Television