Protectron relocates to new Ottawa location

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Thursday, May 1, 2003

May 1, 2003

OTTAWA - National security firm Protectron has wrapped up a major move of its central station to a larger facility here, giving the company an opportunity to upgrade its technology and more breathing room to expand.

With the purchase of the Canadian division of Protection One last July, Protectron found itself with two central stations in the same city, the former Protection One monitoring facility and the central station that houses Security 24, Protectron's contract monitoring arm, said Daniel Demers, president of Protectron.

Now, the two operations have merged and are now housed in the14,000 square-foot building that once belonged to Protection One Canada. It now also houses Protectron's Ottawa-based sales and installation staff. The transfer of accounts to the new central station was completed in early April.

Protectron also used the move to the new facility to unify the company’s different monitoring platforms. While Security 24 had been converted to Protectron's platform several years ago, the former Protection One operations used SIMS. All Protectron's monitoring operations use IBS software.

Once renovations to the building are complete, the location will house about 55-60 Protectron employees, said John Pistilli, Protectron's vice president of operations for central and western Canada. Physical changes to the building are expected to be complete in mid-June.