Louroe Electronics, a provider of audio monitoring technology in the security industry, celebrated its 40th anniversary in business yesterday, Sept. 16, with a special visit from Congressman Tony Cárdenas. Representing the 29th district of California for the last six years, Congressman Cárdenas presented a commemorative certificate to the Louroe team and congratulated them for their achievement. Key partners, customers and representatives from the business and security technology communities attended the ceremony.
Louroe was founded by Louis Weiss and his wife Rose in 1979. With a small staff and a garage space serving as an initial office, the company has grown substantially and now occupies a 15,000 square foot facility. When Weiss passed away in 2009, his nephew, Richard Brent, was named a trustee and took over leadership of the company.
“Congratulations to Richard and the entire Louroe team on this great milestone and for setting an example for future business leaders and entrepreneurs,” Cárdenas said. “For 40 years, Louroe has been an integral part of the San Fernando business community. As a former business owner myself, I understand the challenges of running a successful business. I will continue doing all that I can to cut red tape and unnecessary, duplicative regulation that restricts entrepreneurship and progress.”
“I could not be more proud of the Louroe team,” said Louroe CEO Richard Brent. “Without their hard work and dedication, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Together, we have built a company that is known as a trusted partner who provides American made, best-in-class audio security and safety solutions.”
Manufactured in Louroe’s Van Nuys headquarters, Louroe’s suite of audio security solutions capture and classify sounds for added situational awareness and intelligence. Louroe’s products are installed in more than 60 countries with over 825,000 Verifact microphones in use in the law enforcement, safe city, retail, healthcare and transportation industries. Characterized for their high quality, durability and reliability, Louroe’s products have received numerous awards, including the Security Industry Association’s New Product Showcase Award.
Under Brent’s leadership, Louroe has taken a more active role in government relations and has participated in several committees, boards and trade missions. As a company, Louroe has been recognized for its initiatives to further trade and economic growth. Most notably, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Louroe with the president’s “E” Award for Exports in 2015, which is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. In 2019, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross appointed Louroe’s Richard Brent to his 21-member Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC).