NJ Home Watch Earns High Industry Standard

Feb 22, 2017
Supplied Photo Owners Cathy and Keith Gunsten, along with their grown children, make up the NJ Home Watch team.

NJ Home Watch of Manahawkin has earned accredited member status in the National Home Watch Association for the fifth consecutive year, the association has announced. The NHWA was formed in 2009 to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for home watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada.

Owners Cathy and Keith Gunsten, along with their grown children, make up the NJ Home Watch team. The couple recently moved to Little Egg Harbor, where they are closer to their grandchildren.

Cathy Gunsten grew up on Long Beach Island and attended Ocean County College. She is a certified and licensed security officer and licensed private investigator. She is a member of the Women of the Moose and an associate member of the Former New Jersey State Troopers Association.

Keith Gunsten grew up in Lakewood. He is a retired New Jersey state trooper and patrolled the Jersey Shore area and its waterways for most of his career. Previously, he studied forestry and park management at Paul Smith’s College and North Carolina State University. He worked for five years in parks and forestry, honing his skills of maintenance and repair of park facilities.

He also holds a security agency license and is a security officer instructor and armed security officer. He is a licensed private detective and a certified New Jersey Boating Safety instructor. NJ Home Watch is associated with Keith R. Gunsten Investigation and Security Services.

He is past president of the Southern Ocean Rotary Club and a member of Beach Haven Moose Lodge. He is currently chairman of the Hackensack/Meridian Health – Southern Ocean Medical Center’s Community Advisory Board and a member of the Former New Jersey State Troopers Association, N.J. Licensed Private Investigators Association, International Association of Marine Investigators and ASIS International.

The Gunstens both come from a family of first responders. They have been in the home watch business for 12 years and know firsthand what can happen when properties are left unoccupied.

NJ Home Watch serves Atlantic, Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties. They can be reached at 609-660-1024 or kgunsten@hotmail.com. Learn more at www.njhomewatch.com. —M.S.

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