AlarmForce sees opportunities in the U.S.
July 15, 2004
TORONTO, Ontario - AlarmForce Industries is developing its blueprint for success and the next step involves expanding the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s business into the states.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are using our Canadian platform to move into the United States,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Joel Matlin, the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s president.
AlarmForce, the major installer and manufacturer of two-way voice alarm systems in Canada, plans to extend operations across the border in October. The company expects to open 50 offices within the next three years, although where they will be located is still up in the air.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t decided exactly where we are going to be,Ã¢â‚¬Â Matlin said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“but we are working on those plans right now.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã‚Â The company currently has more than 30 offices and 50,000 subscribers throughout Canada. Matlin said he hopes to increase the subscriber base to 250,000 through the expansion. And growing this base may be easier considering the technology the company offers, which is not readily available through other providers.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The product they offer, two-way voice, there is a place for it,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Jack Mallon, managing director of Mallon Associates.