COPS Monitoring, a provider of nationwide wholesale alarm monitoring and dealer services, added two former alarm company owners, Ernie Gambone and Charlie Crenshaw, as account executives.

Gambone began his career in the security industry in 1973 with Robinson Alarm Company, a provider of alarm systems in the Philadelphia area. For more than 20 years, Gambone ultimately served as Robinson’s operations manager and has breadth of experience in numerous areas including sales, installation, service and central station operations.

In 1994, Gambone left the alarm industry to work as an operations manager for a large beverage distributor. “I’m glad I got the opportunity to work in the logistics industry,” said Gambone. “In my four years with that company, I was able to gain experience in procurement, warehouse operations, logistics, distribution and fleet management, which were all skills I was able to use when I returned to the alarm industry in 1998 to start my own alarm company.”

Crenshaw also brings more than 40 years in the electronic security industry, including various sales and management positions with companies such as Ademco/Sontrix, ADT and Smith Alarm Systems.

 In 2001, he re-established Crenshaw Alarm and has been running it as a successful business for the past 14 years. He was also appointed by Governor Rick Perry and continues to serve as a commissioner on the Texas Private Security Board.