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John Adrain

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John Adrain
Born1960 (age 58–59)
Indiana, Pennsylvania USA
Known forSafety security products inventor

John Adrain (born 1960) is an American entrepreneur and inventor. He is also the CEO and founder of Safety and Security and Heracles Research.

His products, in particular the BedBunker, received mainstream prominence after a parody feature on the Stephen Colbert show[1][2]. The National Geographic channel calls him a ‘Doomsday Prepper’[3].

Inventions[edit | edit source]

Adrain has developed a variety of products; including bullet-proof blinds[4][5], safes[6], car, couch[7] and bed bunkers for security storage[8][9], as well as security chips for automobiles[10][11].

Early life[edit | edit source]

Adrain was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, [12]and attended college at Utah State University, earning a degree in business administration.[12] Adrain developed an interest in becoming an inventor at a very early age, inspired by his father, a United States Marine Corps veteran.[6]

Career[edit | edit source]

Adrain began his career by working at Indiana-based Kruse International. [12]

One of the first companies he founded was Adaptive Technology Inc.[11][13]The company developed aftermarket automotive components.[13][12]He invented the Prompaq switching system, a device which could mount prom chips and allow one to switch between various performance programs.[11][14]The device was used in vehicles such as the Z28 Camaro[14] and the GMC Cyclone.

In 2007 he founded Heracles Research Corporation.[6][15] Originally the company was founded as an arms manufacturer. Today its main products include the BedBunker[16], Couch Bunker[17], SUV Console Bunker, and Truck Bunker.[18][19] The company is based in Texas[19].

He also founded Safety and Security, a security consultancy company.[6] Heracles Research acts as a production arm for Safety and Security.[6]

Adrain owns patents related to the industries of automotive, aerospace, and consumer electronics. These include bullet-proof blinds and a wiper apparatus for clearing shavings.[20] He has also dealt with government bodies such as the FBI, ATF and border patrol.[6]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Adrain resides in Texas and Washington.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Geothermal systems help tame energy bill". 21 December 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. "'Colbert Report' spurs calls about Bed Bunker". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "MEET THE PREPPERS: JOHN ADRAIN". 9 October 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  4. Katie Chen (12 June 2016). "Spokane inventor aims to make schools safer with bulletproof blinds". Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  5. "Inventor creates 'Bullet Proof Blinds' due to violence". 27 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Evan Hoopfer (27 July 2016). "Best place for a bulletproof safe?". Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  7. "Bulletproof Couch Hides Gun Safe". NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  8. Doug Clark (29 November 2012). "Doug Clark: High-tech gadget guy a perfect 'prepper'". Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  9. SIMON TOMLINSON (28 March 2012). "Introducing the bed bunker... where you can sleep soundly in the knowledge that your WEAPONS are safe". Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  10. Popular Mechanics, p. 97, at Google Books
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "Supercharged with Silicon!". Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 "Sweet dreams and firearms > Spokane Journal of Business". www.spokanejournal.com. Retrieved 2017-08-05.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Corporation, Bonnier (May 1992). Popular Science. Bonnier Corporation.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Shelby, David (1993). The Camaro Performance. Penguin. ISBN 9781557880574.
  15. "Introducing the bed bunker... where you can sleep soundly in the knowledge that your WEAPONS are safe". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  16. "BedBunker Gun Safe Offers Stealth Storage «  Daily Bulletin". bulletin.accurateshooter.com. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  17. ""Console Bunker" Rolling Armory - Kit Up!". Kit Up!. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  18. Prepper Profile: John Adrain, 2012-11-28, retrieved 2017-08-04
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Who buys bulletproof sofas?". The Economic Times. 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  20. "PreGrant Publication Database Search Results: "Adrain John" in PGPUB Production Database March 15th - September 30th 2001". appft.uspto.gov. Retrieved 2017-08-05.

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