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Happy 47th Birthday, Protex Central! February 1, 2013

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protexcentral_logoProtex Central, Inc. marks the start of its 47th year in business today, February 1, 2013.

Through its first 46 years, Protex Central, as a 2012 SAMMY Award Finalist for Installer of the Year,  has become a nationally recognized systems integrator in the fire and security market space.

Starting with only himself and a helper, Dennis Mullen, Chairman of the Board,  has provided the vision and leadership of this dynamic and reliable enterprise. Operating from three fully-staffed office locations, Protex Central provides a variety of installation, testing and maintenance services across numerous vertical markets.

With second generation firmly in place, Protex Central’s envisioned future is to become the premier systems integrator in its marketplace by continuing  to provide premium-level customer experiences.  To learn more about Protex Central’s envisioned future click here.

SecurityXchange Gathering Brings Focus on Solutions August 13, 2012

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The SecurityXchange Conference serves leading integrators, end users and consultants who are seeking solutions for their upcoming projects. They identify innovative solution providers for executives of these large organizations to save them time building strategic relationships.

The meeting is a two day event held at the Deer Lodge Resort in Park City, UT bringing together over 100 of the top executives from manufacturers, integrators, consultants and end-users in the security industry from around the country.

Protex Central will be represented by it’s President and Chief Energy Officer, Shawn Mullen.

The meetings start on August 13th and conclude on Wednesday, August 15th.

Fire System Contractors Advisory Board To Meet February 20, 2013 June 8, 2012

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The Iowa State Fire Marshal’s office has announced  that a Fire Extinguishing System Contractors and Alarm Systems Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2013 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the ICN Room #122 at the Public Safety Building – 215 East 7th Street in Des Moines.

The proposed agenda includes:

  • Call to Order – Chairperson Hoover
  •  Introduction of New Licensing Clerk, Jeannie Shepherd
  •  Approve February 1, 2012 Meeting Minutes
  •  Continuing Education for the Fire Protection Installer & Maintenance Worker Licensing
  •  Licensing Endorsements for the Fire Protection Installer & Maintenance Worker for Pre-engineered kitchen and Pre-engineered industrial
  •  Jonathan Lund, City of Des Moines Fire Department

 a)    Underground piping for sprinkler systems

 b)   Fire alarm installation as it relates to electricians

 c)    Residential 13D systems

  •  Presentation on The Compliance Engine – Ray Reynolds
  •  Public Comment
  •  Other Business

 

For information about the Board or to contact the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office, call 515-725-6156 or visit the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Web Site.

Iowa Alarm Assn Meeting Is Nov 17th November 14, 2011

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The Iowa Alarm Association’s next meeting will take place on November 17, 2011 at Smokey D’s BBQ Restaurant just north of I-80/35 off of 2nd Ave.  in Des Moines beginning at 6:00 p.m.

President Ron Heldt has announced the following topics to be covered at the meeting:

1.    Details on the Cedar Rapids tradeshow scheduled for February 2012
2.    IAA election of officers for 2012

Persons and companies involved with security, life safety and low-voltage systems are encouraged and welcome to attend.  If possible, please RSVP to Ron Heldt at ADT Security Systems.

September 22 Is Next Iowa Alarm Assn Meeting September 20, 2011

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The Iowa Alarm Association’s next meeting will take place on September 22, 2011 at Smokey D’s BBQ Restaurant in just north of I-80/35 off of 2nd Ave.  in Des Moines beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Captain Dave Murrilow of the Des Moines Police Department will provide a special presentation.

Other topics to be discussed at the meeting include:

1.    Details on the Cedar Rapids tradeshow scheduled for early 2012
2.    ISFM Alarm Contractor’s Advisory Board Update
3.    Much more…

Persons and companies involved with security, life safety and low-voltage systems are encouraged and welcome to attend.  If possible, please RSVP to Ron Heldt at ADT Security Systems.

Iowa Alarm Association Meets May 19 May 18, 2011

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The Iowa Alarm Association’s next meeting will take place on May 19, 2011 at Smokey D’s BBQ Restaurant in just north of I-80/35 off of 2nd Ave.  in Des Moines beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Topics to be discussed at the meeting include:

1.    Continued discussion on the Cedar Rapids tradeshow scheduled for early 2012
2.    Preview of the association website
3.    Discussion of future guest speakers
4.    Much more…

Persons and companies involved with security, life safety and low-voltage systems are encouraged and welcome to attend.  If possible, please RSVP to Ron Heldt at ADT Security Systems.

Iowa Alarm Assn Meets April 21 at Amana’s Ox Yoke Inn April 20, 2011

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The regular monthly meeting of the Iowa Alarm Association is set for Thursday, April 21st beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Ox Yoke Inn off of I-80 at Exit 151 for the Amana colonies.

In addition to regular association business, president Ron Heldt will preside over presentations including:

Ken Samek with an update on the IA Alarm Assn. Trade Show

David Gutfreund  with a report on the sub-committee meeting and FESCAB

Shawn Mullen of Protex Central, Inc. presenting on his experiences with Social Networking

Please contact Ron Heldt if you plan to attend.

Iowa Alarm Association to Tour State-Of-Art Facility March 16, 2011

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The March 17 meeting of the Iowa Alarm Association will include a tour of the state-of-the-art police headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa.

This isn’t just a tour, it’s an experience of a modern high tech police facility that incorporates functionality as well as vision. The building is a Frank Lloyd Wright design which incorporates natural materials and sunlight to enhance the working environment. In fact, several psychological studies were used and incorporated into the design of the building including interrogation rooms, stairwells and employee break rooms.

The jail is a “hands-free” environment that minimizes prisoner contact while enhancing safety for prisoner and employee alike. The station hosts its own mini-lab, evidence storage, gun range, training room, fitness room and padded defense strategies room. The building has 69 cameras and a variety of areas with motion activated audio recording. The building incorporated a 20 year growth in both personnel and technology which was most challenging.

The building is 76,000 and cost $15.2 million to construct. The residents of Ankeny voted on the bonding in May 2006 and with the highest approval on a bond in the State of Iowa.  Construction began with an 82% approval at the polls.

Members will also hear a presentation by Gary Kuty of Kuty & Associates on “Hire Slow – Fire Fast” Growing your Sales Team.

Members should contact IAA President, Ron Heldt, for meeting details.

Happy Birthday, Protex Central! January 31, 2011

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Protex Central, Inc. marks the start of its 45th year in business on February 1, 2011.

Through its first 44 years, Protex Central has become a recognized systems integrator in the midwest’s fire and security marketplace.

Starting with only himself and a helper, Dennis Mullen has provided the vision and leadership of this dynamic and reliable enterprise. Operating from three fully-staffed office locations, Protex Central provides a variety of installation, testing and maintenance services across numerous vertical markets.

With second generation firmly in place, Protex Central’s envisioned future is to become the premier systems integrator in its marketplace by continuing  to provide premium-level customer experiences.  To learn more about Protex Central’s envisioned future click here.

Iowa Alarm Association Meets January 20 January 8, 2011

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The Iowa Alarm Association’s first meeting of the year will take place on January 20, 2011 at Smokey D’s BBQ Restaurant in Des Moines beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Featured speaker for the meeting will be Jonathan Lund, Fire Protection Engineer with the City of Des Moines Fire Prevention Bureau. He will be discussing fire alarm plan review and submittal procedures. Lund has been in the position since joining the department in 2008. He is a graduate in fire protection from Oklahoma State University. He is also president of Lund Fire Protection.

New officers for the coming year were elected at the December meeting and are:

Ron Heldt, President
Bill Howard, Vice President
Matt Sarcone, Secretary
Ken Samek, Treasurer

Persons and companies involved with security, life safety and low-voltage systems are encouraged and welcome to attend.  If possible, please RSVP to Ron Heldt at ADT Security Systems.