Ken Whelan

ESSI LLC dba Engineered Security Systems


Ken Whelan has nearly two decades of Engineering experience, working for 17 years at Engineered Security Systems, a life safety and security firm that designs, installs and monitors customized systems including Fire Alarms, CCTV, Access Control, Intrusion Alarms and more. Ken started with the company as an Engineer/Estimator in 2003 and worked his way up to Chief Operating Officer in 2019. As the COO, Ken leads the team to provide top-notch client relations and operational support in all branches of the business, including the New Jersey headquarters and regional offices in California, the Midwest, Southeast and Atlantic Coast. Ken is responsible for the creation of the Engineering department and helped to turn it into what it is today. He spearheaded the redesign of ESS’s state-of-the-art in-house Central Station, the UL Certified hub for security monitoring. Ken has personally designed and overseen the installation of a multitude of integrated systems including hospital AMAG additions, countywide CCTV systems and project manages the full fire and security system designs for the largest account in the company’s history.


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