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AvantGuard opens new monitoring center in Cedar City, Utah

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AvantGuard opens new monitoring center in Cedar City, Utah

September 10, 2021SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—Ogden-based AvantGuard (AG) announced the grand opening of their third monitoring center, strategically placed in Cedar City, Utah. "We chose Cedar City because of its highly educated and talented workforce. It's a beautiful community and they have truly rolled out the red carpet for us."  AG President Justin Bailey said. "We are currently serving over a million subscribers from Alaska to Puerto Rico, including residents, businesses, schools, hospitals.” The...

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AvantGuard, Freeus parent company appoints Steve Richards as CEO

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AvantGuard, Freeus parent company appoints Steve Richards as CEO

March 17, 2021SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—Becklar LLC, parent company of both AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus, announced the appointment of Steve Richards as CEO. Richards is an experienced CEO and has led numerous publicly-traded and private companies of meaningful scale. Josh Garner, Becklar’s founder and former CEO, has assumed the role of Executive Chairman of the company’s board of directors. Garner, who remains a significant shareholder, will continue to be actively involved in the company’s...

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AlarmHive announces integration partnership with AvantGuard Monitoring

February 18, 2021SSN Staff

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—AlarmHive, a security business management software company, announced a new integration partnership with AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, providing AvantGuard’s network of independent dealers with software that is built to be tailored to each individual alarm dealer’s business. “We are excited to work with AvantGuard,” said Trent Whatcott, Co-Founder of AlarmHive. “Working directly with such great central station partners is key to our being...

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Becklar, LLC closes with BV Investment Partners

July 14, 2020SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—Parent company of both AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus, Becklar, LLC partnered with Boston-based BV Investment Partners.“We are very excited to join forces with BV,” Josh Garner, CEO, Becklar, said in the announcement. “They are a leading middle-market private equity firm that focuses on tech-enabled business services, software and IT services sectors. Their strategic perspective will benefit us immensely. Further, our partnership will allow Becklar to continue its...

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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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On The Editor's Desk

A time to recognize young security professionals

May 20, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

As most of you know, each year for the past 13 years, the Security Systems News team has honored a diverse, talented mix of young professionals within the security industry. Known as “20 under 40” up until last year, when we changed it to “40 under 40” to encompass the growing security industry and to include security consultants into the mix for added depth and perspective, once again, we are searching for our next “40 under 40” class of consultants, end users, integrators and monitoring...

40 under 40, Allied Universal, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, Chrissy McCutcheon, Ebony Haywood, Matthew Brandon, Security By Design, SecurityNext


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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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The security industry gives back

September 16, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Systems integration firm SSI founded Allegiant Giving to aid veterans and residential security company Alliance Security donates systems to domestic abuse victims. SSI and Alliance are not alone in their charitable efforts—Security Systems News' latest News Poll shows 89 percent of responding companies involve themselves in charities.Per Mar Security Services, as one example, has a structured model for donating. “We have an employee-funded charity program, which...

Ackerman Security, Alliance Security, Anna Boudinot, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, Berkshire Systems Group, Brinton Electric Security Services, Charity, Greg Walborn, Guardian Protection Services, Hikvision USA


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AvantGuard Monitoring launches 'hero' recognition program

October 30, 2013SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard Monitoring Center operators who go above and beyond to ensure customers are safe and satisfied will now be honored as part of the company's new AG Hero program, according to a recent release. The company says it wants to recognize the human factor in a business that relies heavily on technology, noting that its employees are working to help strangers. “It would be a shame for us not to recognize this fact, and that it's our operators who are, in many cases, quite...

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Barnes Associates/SSN wholesale monitoring survey finds accounts up nearly 11 percent in 2012

March 13, 2013Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—The wholesale monitoring industry posted surprisingly strong growth in 2012, with accounts increasing 10.7 percent and average RMR for alarm companies following nearly in lock step, according to a new survey led by Barnes Associates.The third annual study, co-sponsored by Security Systems News and the Central Station Alarm Association, involved responses from 23 wholesale monitoring companies. It included the biggest players in the industry and added to data tracked since 2007.The...

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