Our Management Team
Carl Eugene Loye, CPP – President/CEO
His alarm industry experience, beginning in 1969, has ranged from sales and management to design and manufacturing. Mr. Loye is a past president of the North Carolina Alarm Systems Association, a past chairman of the North Carolina chapter of the American Society of Industrial Security and he is a past chairman of the Greensboro Loss Prevention Council. He has also served on the Government Relations Committee of the North Carolina Alarm Systems Association and on the Board of Directors for the Greensboro Merchants Association, Greensboro Crime stoppers and the Greensboro Credit Bureau. He has been instrumental in promoting legislation that protects the public and enhances the industry through the licensing of alarm installation companies. His background includes specialized training and experience in Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Computer Room & Bank Security, Access Control and Video Surveillance.
The American Society of Industrial Security for demonstrated professional competence awards the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation; this individual recognition by security professional peers is one of the highest industry certifications awarded.
Arthur H. Cowles – Vice President, Installation Manager
Art has been with Sentry Watch since 1980 and is Vice President of Operations. He manages the day-to-day operations of the installation department and the electromechanical equipment. He began his career with Western Electric; initially as an installer and then as a systems tester, primarily for computerized telephone switching systems, and included computer programming, software analysis, hardware trouble-shooting and repair. Art also worked for Northern Telecom as a Technical Support Specialist for an advanced computerized digital telephone switching system.
Wayne Wilkins- General Manager/IT Manager
Wayne joined Sentry Watch in 2006 as Network Security Technician and it soon became apparent he was destined for a more responsible position. He is knowledgeable, technical and holds two IT Associates Degrees – Network Technologies and Information Technology Network Administration and Support. In 2007 he was promoted to IT Manager in charge of maintaining and upgrading our monitoring and phone systems while still overseeing install, service and sales support/engineering. In 2013, as a result of Wayne’s loyalty and innovative ability to increase efficiency which adds to the bottom line, he was promoted to General Manager. He is a talented individual who has worn many hats and has made significant contributions to our success. He is a leader who is respected by all and regarded as our ‘go to” person for assistance with large IT access and video system solutions for our customers. He is dedicated and committed to our business and is always willing to lend his knowledge and support. He goes where he is needed- in the field with a technician or on a sales call with a sales rep. We are fortunate to have someone of Wayne’s caliber on our team.
Dixie Culbreth – Corporate Sales Manager
Ms. Culbreth has over 33 years experience in the alarm industry. Prior to joining Sentry Watch, she spent 30 years with the second largest national alarm company in the US – of which she held several positions over the years as Office Manager, Commercial Sales Representative, and the last 18 years as the District General Manager for the North Carolina / South Carolina security and Virginia security areas and a past winner of the District General Manager of the Year award. She is versed in all areas of our business – sales management, installation, service, monitoring and profit/loss accounting. She holds a North Carolina Electrical Contractors License and has for the past 20 years. She held the North Carolina Alarm License for Honeywell Protection Services Division, HSM Security and Stanley Security since 1992 and served as the “qualified agent”. She holds a Virginia DCJS (Department of Criminal Justice Services) registration. She is a 24-year member of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and served as treasurer of this organization for 3 years and is now the current secretary. She is a member of ASIS Women in Security, Business Women of the Triad, Guilford Merchants Association Crime Prevention Council, and Stokesdale Business Association.
Bruce E. Wrenn
Bruce has been involved in the Alarm Industry since 1991. Bruce holds an electrical contractors license. He is the Sales Manager for the Roxboro Location. Bruce believes in community service. Bruce is a past Roxboro Jaycee and past member of the PC Crimestoppers. Bruce is a present member of the Roxboro Community School Board of Directors (Oversee Facilities & New Construction), member of the Person County Home Builders Association, an active member of his church, Present President of the Methodist Men, past Treasurer of Hickory Ridge HOA and recently was elected on the board of the local Chamber of Commerce. Bruce is married with one daughter. Bruce enjoys boating and trips to the beach and the mountains.
Business False Alarm Tips
Be sure all employees are thoroughly trained before attempting to use the alarm system. Hold monthly training sessions to ensure alarm users are aware of any changes to the security system.
Watch out for holiday-related false alarms. Make sure temporary holiday help is trained if they are going to have access to the NC alarm system.
Look for items that can move into “view” of a motion detector, causing false alarms.
Ensure all doors and windows are closed and locked before leaving for the night.
Don’t change codes without letting all personnel know before and after the change.
If you believe your alarm system is not working properly, immediately contact your alarm company for repair.
Service and maintain your system (including batteries) regularly before false alarms start.
Residential False Alarm Tips
Ensure all doors and windows are down and locked before leaving home.
Ensure everyone in your home knows about the alarm system.
Have your service company check your system regularly.
Ensure anyone that has access to your home (i.e. family, housekeeper, babysitter) is trained on your system and knows how to use it.
Notify your alarm company if you plan any kind of remodeling.
- Upgrade old or outdated systems to current equipment.