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Our History
Kenco was founded in January of 1973 by Ken & Karen Brown and incorporated in 1974 as Kenco Enterprises, Inc. with Kenneth R. Brown as President. Ken had a strong desire to own his own company and to treat customers the way he felt they should be treated. With Navy electronics training and 10 years of experience as an IBM service technician, Ken started Kenco Security and Technology and served as CEO through decades of steady growth.
In 2014, Kenco was acquired by its parent company, Fire Protection Service Corp., in the business of protecting customers through fire and security solutions since 1952. Today, we are still family owned and operated. Kenco continues to be locally operated through our 6 branches across Montana and Wyoming, led by Eric Garner, President; Dirk Bauwens, Vice President of Business Development; and Jeff Guenthner, General Manager.
Kenco designs, sells, installs and services commercial and residential burglar and fire alarm systems. Kenco’s central station monitoring centers are among the few elite providers that have two 100% redundant, geographically diverse monitoring facilities. The Central Station monitoring facilities are UL listed, 5 Diamond Certified and IQ Certified.
In addition to alarm systems, Kenco designs, sells and installs access control systems, intercom systems, closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, central vacuum systems, whole house audio, home theater and structured wiring. Kenco’s present position in the market place is very strong. By volume of monitored accounts, it is approximately three times the size of its nearest competitor. Kenco Security and Technology has offices in Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls, Kalispell and Cody, WY.
Kenco has earned a respected name in its region by installing quality solutions and providing excellent customer service.
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Our Brands
Mountain Alarm Fire & Security
OGDEN, UT · ST. GEORGE, UT · NAMPA, ID · LAKEWOOD, CO · JACKSON, WY
Mountain Alarm was started in 1982 to meet the growing security needs of our customers.
Link Interactive
OGDEN, UT
Link Interactive began its online journey in 2010 to meet the demands of our customers with the Do-It-Yourself spirit. Link has now grown to serve both residential and commercial customers nationwide. Link is home to our inside sales team, fantastic customer tech support, and order fulfillment.
Copperstate Fire
PHOENIX, AZ
CopperState began its organic growth in the Phoenix-Flagstaff markets in 2011.
Kenco Security
BILLINGS, MT · BOZEMAN, MT · GREAT FALLS, MT · HELENA, MT · KALISPELL, MT · CODY, WY
Kenco Security and Technology was acquired in 2014 and is a solid addition to our family of companies. Kenco is the Go-To alarm, monitoring, service and installation provider in Montana and Wyoming regions.
Our Office Locations
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