Kurt Kopp, sales manager Surveillance Division, CRK.

Kurt Kopp has joined C.R. Kennedy’s Western Australia team based in Perth as sales manager, Surveillance Division. Kopp has 30 years’ experience in security distribution and installation, as well as a deep background in electronics.

For the past 13 years Kopp headed up supplier and wholesaler Direct Security Provider, which allowed him the opportunity to sell and work with the main security brands in the Australian market, such as Dahua, Uniview, Hikvision, Axis, Samsung, Bosch and others.

Prior to founding DSP, Kopp worked for Kobi Security as Western Australia branch manager for 5 years, set up the WA Crow branch and did the same for Achieva.

“Before coming to Australia, I was qualified as an instrumentation technician working in a sugar mill and power station in South Africa,” Kopp said.

“But I started in the security industry way back in 1989 in New Zealand with a tele-paging and security monitoring company (Answer Services) for 5 years, before setting up my own security installation company (Assured Security). For the next 7 years I installed most the alarm and access control panels of the time, including Tecom, DSC, Ademco, Micron, Bosch, Concept, Paradox, DAS systems, Honeywell and more.

“I rely on my electronic and technical background and expertise to not only support our clients’ technical issues but assist their technical understanding of our product range, help them to improve their sales skills and advise them on the solutions that best fit their client’s needs.”

Douglas Kennedy welcomed Kopp to the CRK WA team.

“Kurt’s profound experience in CCTV, access control, alarm systems and security distribution makes him the perfect fit for C.R. Kennedy,” he said.