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.


From design and installation to monitoring and maintenance, our team represents the most experienced fire and security professionals in the region. We provide a wealth of experience capable of providing expertise on residential and commercial projects of any scale. At each location we employ full-time, licensed, factory-trained technicians. Kenco works with the best manufacturers in the industry to provide you with the most reliable and easy-to- use products available. Our product lines provide the end-user with innovative, yet to easy-to use panels, sensors, and other critical devices. Our 24/7 security and fire alarm monitoring sets the standard in the industry. Above all, Kenco takes pride in protecting our customers, their families, businesses, and property while providing unparalleled customer service.

193 years collective experience in Billings alone.

Technicians certified in various products HIK, Vigilant, Bosch, Stanley Pac, Keri, Silent Knight, Honeywell, DMP, Fire Lite, FCI

Gamewell, Pelco.

NICET II-certified Technicians

Guaranteed service 24/7

6 offices in Montana and Wyoming