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AvantGuard Monitoring Centers renews TMA Five Diamond Designation

June 16, 2020SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard strives to exceed all monitoring and customer service standards, and to satisfy the requirements for the TMA Five Diamond designation is true sign of AvantGuard’s commitment to excellence.  To receive and maintain the Five Diamond designation a monitoring center must meet the “five points of excellence,” which are a commitment to:  Ongoing, job-related education and testing by having 100 percent of its monitoring center operators certified using the TMA online...

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AvantGuard Monitoring to open third central station

May 1, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard, a wholesale alarm monitoring provider based here, has started the process of opening a third central station location in Cedar City, Utah. Within the next two years, it will become a complete part of AvantGuard's redundancy infrastructure, further cementing the company's level of reliability while allowing it to scale with the rapid growth of its subscriber base.AvantGuard will follow the same plan of attack it used when opening its Rexburg, Idaho location. Using a temporary...

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Monitoring Matters

AvantGuard links false alarm spike with presidential alert

October 10, 2018Spencer Ives

OGDEN, Utah—Last week, on Oct. 3, there was a test of the Presidential Alert system, which went out to televisions and radio as well as mobile phones. AvantGuard Monitoring, based here, noticed that there was a spike of false alarms—including glass break sensors and PERS button presses—linked to the test. “Oftentimes, [when] we see a spike in a certain kind of alarms, they're related to a storm or a localized natural disaster, and it generally affects a certain type of alarm...

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News Poll: How do security companies prepare for natural disasters?

October 25, 2017Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—In August and September large weather events—Hurricanes Harvey and Irma—made landfall in the United States; Security Systems News asked its readers how they prepare ahead of natural disasters, and what can be done for those affected.AvantGuard, a wholesale monitoring center headquartered in Utah, sends messaging out to its dealers ahead of a weather event, describing how the center will handle the upcoming storm, AvantGuard's marketing director Sonja Jorgensen wrote...

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AvantGuard offers hybrid monitoring options

February 8, 2017Spencer Ives

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard Monitoring is now offering dealers several new monitoring options, including redundant monitoring capabilities, providing the back end to local operators, and part-time monitoring for an account base.“Hybrid monitoring, in many ways, allows you to outsource the pieces of your monitoring that you may or may not want to do, whether it be the technology side or complete redundancy, and lean on a third party monitoring platform such as AvantGuard,” Justin Bailey,...

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NFL's Steve Young will keynote PERS Summit 2015

June 4, 2015SSN Staff

PARK CITY, Utah—Former NFL player and Hall-of-Famer Steve Young will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 PERS Summit, taking place here Sept. 29-Oct. 1, AvantGuard Monitoring announced June 2. Young will share the inspiration behind his success and meet with conference guests. Apart from his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the San Francisco '49ers, Young is a licensed attorney and managing director of Huntsman Global Capital. He also founded the Forever Young Foundation to provide...

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Where does the name 'Freeus' really come from?

March 11, 2015Spencer Ives

Last week, AvantGuard's CEO, Josh Garner, told me a story. He had recently heard of a woman recovering from a fall, one who was set up with a traditional PERS unit. After hearing that it wouldn't work outside of the home, she hadn't left the house for 15 months, he said. After a dealer heard of this, he set her up with one of Securus' mPERS devices. “Eventually, she took a walk to the garden, then she walked down the street,” Garner told me. “She would test her device in all of...

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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' 2014—Troy Iverson

October 21, 2014Leif Kothe

Troy Iverson, 37Vice president sales and marketing, AvantGuard Monitoring, Ogden, UtahWhat inspired you to get into the security industry?I was great friends for many years with Josh Garner, CEO and president of AvantGuard Monitoring. When he purchased the company in 2007, he needed help growing the business. I was in sales in a separate industry, but he called me, said he needed some help and made an offer I couldn't refuse. That's how I got involved in security, and the last seven years have been...

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AvantGuard dispatcher helps foil burglar

August 13, 2014SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—A dispatcher at AvantGuard helped stop a burglar from entering the home of a subscriber. One night in July, a single mother and her two children were asleep when their burglar alarm sounded. The woman instinctively grabbed her children, deciding to hide with them in the bathroom. Within seconds of receiving the alarm signal, Caitlin, an AvantGuard team member, called the woman and heard a frantic plea to dispatch police. After calling police and relaying the important critical details,...

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AvantGuard adds new facility in Idaho

December 11, 2013Leif Kothe

REXBURG, Idaho—After growing its account base by 26 percent in 2013, AvantGuard Monitoring, based in Ogden, Utah, has opened a third facility in this farming community of 25,000 that sits in the shadow of the Teton Range. The new 10,000-square-foot facility will allow AvantGuard to realize its plan of nearly doubling its staff in the coming year.The move to Rexburg runs counter to the rationale typically employed by monitoring companies trying to pin down an ideal location, Josh Garner, AvantGuard...

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