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AvantGuard, Clairvoyant Networks create new-generation PERS monitoring

December 19, 2019SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—AvantGuard Monitoring Centers announced its collaboration with Clairvoyant Networks, LLC, a provider of remote monitoring technology for family and professional caregivers, to launch a hybrid solution that enables both family caregivers and professional monitoring companies to remotely monitor and connect with loved ones at the same time. This new solution combines the proven Theora Care remote monitoring with the AvantGuard Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) call center...

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TMA adds AvantGuard's Justin Bailey to its board of directors

November 20, 2018Spencer Ives

The Monitoring Association announced today through its blog that AvantGuard's president and COO Justin Bailey has joined TMA's board of directors, representing contract monitoring companies. Justin Bailey has worked with AvantGuard Monitoring since 2010. Bailey was promotedto the role of president and COO mid last year, prior to that he served as the company's COO. Bailey is also aSecurity Systems News“20 under 40” award winner from the Class of 2011. “I'm excited to join the...

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Five Questions: Jeff Dietz

May 16, 2018Spencer Ives

Jeff Dietz joined AvantGuard in early February as the operations manager, running the company's Rexburg, Idaho, site. He has about 15 years of experience in call centers; this is his first role in the security industry. “What I'm really trying to create here in Rexburg is a culture of fun around some high performance goals,” he said. Security Systems News talked with Dietz in early May to ask him five questions.Are you married, do you have kids?Not married; I do have a daughter. She is...

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Familiar faces are new owners at AvantGuard, Freeus

January 24, 2018Spencer Ives

OGDEN, Utah—On Jan. 1, executives from AvantGuard and Freeus became part owners of a newly formed holding company called Becklar.“Prior to this, I was the sole shareholder of the company, and when you just are surrounded by really great people who are working so hard to contribute to the company's success, I felt like I needed to reward and compensate them in different ways,” Josh Garner, CEO of Becklar, told Security Systems News.Garner was the sole owner of Golden Aide—the...

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Top monitoring topics in 2017

December 20, 2017Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Now that we are in the second half of December, it seems like a natural time to look back over the year and some of the common topics from the monitoring side of the industry in 2017. The Monitoring Association had some notable developments this year, including changing its name from CSAA in March—a change made to better portray the focus of the organization. It was great to attend TMA's Annual Meeting this year. You can read an overview of that event here. At the close...

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Women in Security: Suzie Nye, AvantGuard

November 27, 2017Spencer Ives

OGDEN, Utah—Suzie Nye, the vice president of operations for AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, has been with the company for 27 years.Nye started as a part-time dispatcher in 1990. Following that role, she became the central station manager, managing the company's Ogden office as well as its Tacoma, Wash., office. She next rose into her role as VP of operations for the company's offices in Ogden, Tacoma, and Rexburg, Idaho. AvantGuard closed its Tacoma office in 2012, she said, and she remains...

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PERS Summit 2017 updates

September 25, 2017Spencer Ives

PARK CITY, Utah—AvantGuard recently held its fourth PERS Summit here. Included here is a day-by-day overview from Security Systems News' managing editor, Spencer Ives, who attended the event. Tuesday, Sept. 26 To kick off this year's PERS Summit, AvantGuard hosted a tour of its recently remodeled Ogden, Utah, headquarters. Small groups of about eight people each were shown each department. Veronica Smith, account executive with AvantGuard, led my tour group. The remodel was extensive, and involved...

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PERS Summit lines up 2017 speakers

July 26, 2017Spencer Ives

PARK CITY, Utah—AvantGuard has several speakers lined up for its upcoming PERS Summit, to be held here Sept. 26-28, as well as some of the events. This year's PERS Summit will start with a tour of AvantGuard's recently remodeled facility. “We've got about 25,000 square feet and three levels, and the building will be completely remodeled, inside and out, by the time the event starts. So, people will really get to see—hands on—how that monitoring of the PERS devices works,”...

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AvantGuard names new president

July 5, 2017Spencer Ives

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard on June 29 announced changes in its executive team; Justin Bailey, the company's COO, will also be its president, and former president Josh Garner will retain his role and title as AvantGuard's CEO.“This transition's been, in some ways, just a really quiet transition for us,” Bailey told Security Systems News. “For more than a year now, I've been responsible for the day-to-day activities at AvantGuard, just as the chief operations officer.”The...

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Market Trends: The golden years of the PERS market

April 20, 2016Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—The users of personal emergency response systems (PERS) are getting younger. They are generally technologically savvy. The technology is getting more advanced. And so monitoring stations, manufacturers and dealers have reasons to believe the golden age of PERS market growth has begun.Except, of course, free markets are ultimately run by people, not data. And people complicate things.The PERS market has the type of demographics that grab the attention of venture capitalists,...

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