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Monitoring

Guardian Alarm launches new remote video monitoring service

March 6, 2019SSN Staff

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm, a privately held national security company based here, unveiled Virtual Guardian, a multi-dimensional security program that leverages remotely-monitored video and audio technology to enhance on-site security systems.The virtual security service is an augmentation solution for companies that require additional support in the background of traditional security services. With intelligent technology and smart cameras, Virtual Guardian provides 360-degree coverage...

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Monitoring Matters

Green strobe light acts as a beacon of safety and security

February 5, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Being a part of the security industry day in and day out affords me some very unique conversations and learning opportunities about security projects. Take the city of Detroit, their Project Green Light and Guardian Alarm, as an example. For those of you who may not know or need a refresher, Project Green Light started in 2016 when the Detroit Police Department (DPD) partnered with eight gas stations installed with real-time cameras, connected directly to police headquarters. This was the beginning...

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Commercial

Guardian Alarm acquired

March 2, 2017Spencer Ives

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm, a super-regional security company based here, on March 1 was acquired by U.S.-based investment firms Certares LP and Vanwall Holdings LLC.“We've found some great partners that are very familiar in the consumer business, and this is a great platform for them to introduce themselves into the security industry,” David Goldstein, Guardian's newly named CEO, told Security Systems News. Goldstein joined Guardian Alarm as its president in 2009.Goldstein...

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Residential

Guardian Alarm successfully targets millennials

May 9, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm, a super-regional security company based here, has revamped its website, hired a marketing company, and bolstered its sales team as part of an overall successful strategy in capturing more tech-savvy millennial customers.“Our hits to the new website are way up and the stays, which are even more important, are way up as well, and our Internet sales went way up,” David Goldstein, Guardian Alarm president told Security Systems News.With the reboot,...

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Commercial

Guardian Alarm doubles Florida footprint with buy

December 15, 2015Spencer Ives

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm, a super-regional company based here, has acquired SVI Systems, based in Stuart, Fla., nearly doubling its size in that state.“With the onboarding of SVI, it allows us to continue the market share we have in the West Palm Beach area,” David Goldstein, president of Guardian Alarm, told Security Systems News. Guardian has an office in Lantana, Fla. He said that expanding in Florida is “extremely important” to the company.Guardian is acquiring...

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Residential

Guardian Alarm acquires in Ohio

April 23, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm, a super-regional based here, has strengthened its Ohio presence by acquiring ADS Security Systems, of Concord, Ohio, according to Guardian President David Goldstein.“It's an acquisition we were extremely excited to get,” Goldstein told Security Systems News. Guardian has an office in Cleveland, but nearby Concord “is an area where we didn't have as strong a presence as we would have liked,” he said.Now, he said, Guardian has acquired...

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General News

Acquiring thy neighbor?

July 17, 2013Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—One of the best ways for security companies to build density is to acquire a local competitor, but there also are potential pitfalls when doing business in your backyard, according to five security company executives who have experience with these kinds of transactions.John Jennings, president of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Safeguard Security; Pat Egan, president of Lancaster, Pa.-based Select Security; John Loud, president of LOUD Security Systems, based in Kennesaw, Ga.; David...

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Laurie Mickiewicz: Director of finance adds to Guardian Alarm

November 19, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—At Guardian Alarm, director of finance Laurie Mickiewicz likes to do more with numbers than just accounting.“I had a very strong accounting background before I came to Guardian, and they needed a strong person to head up their accounting team,” said Mickiewicz, who has an MBA in accounting. However, she said, “I branched out from just numbers to running some of the operational areas that affect the numbers. So all of the sales-order entry information runs...

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Guardian Alarm acquires two in Michigan

October 9, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Guardian Alarm Co., based here, recently added about 3,000 mostly residential accounts and $72,000 in RMR by acquiring two local competitors.Guardian President David Goldstein told Security Systems News that Allstate Alarm Systems, based in Detroit, and Alert Alarm of Royal Oak, Mich., were both small companies, “but certainly ones that we were excited to have.”He said the companies were already in Guardian's footprint. “That's the beauty of the [acquisitions]—we...

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Guardian buys American Alarm

January 18, 2012Martha Entwistle

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—In a deal that brings with it 5,000 accounts and $130,000 of RMR, Guardian Alarm, which is based here, has acquired Cleveland-based American Alarm.“We bought the alarm business from Ron Baxter, who owns a bunch of companies,” David Goldstein, president of Guardian Alarm, told Security Systems News.The deal included alarm accounts (70 percent residential) in northeast Ohio and Columbus, vehicles and three technicians. It also included “two to three”...

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