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Industry mourns the loss of Mountain Alarm's Rod Garner

February 21, 2018Paul Ragusa

RodGarner.jpg Security Systems News, along with the entire security industry, was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mountain Alarm's Rod Garner on Feb. 18, 2018, as a result of complications from surgery. Rod's sons, Eric and Josh, reached out to SSN by email, noting that their father, Rodney Grant Garner, of Pleasant View, Utah, “returned home to our Father in Heaven.” Born on June 11, 1948, Rod Garner began working with his father in law at Mountain Alarm in 1973....

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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...

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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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PERS features debated at AvantGuard summit

October 7, 2015Spencer Ives

PARK CITY, Utah— Attendees debated the demand for “fall detection” in PERS devices at AvantGuard's third PERS Summit, held here last week.The conference featured a panel discussion on fall detection, titled “Fall Detection… Is it the 'Holy Grail' of PERS?” Representatives from PERS manufacturers Climax, Mytrex and Numera led the presentation.Josh Garner, AvantGuard's CEO, summarized the opinions shared in the session: “Dealers need to have it in their repertoire...

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General News

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...

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Monitoring Matters

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...

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AvantGuard sister company acquires PERS manufacturer

March 4, 2015Spencer Ives

OGDEN, Utah—Freeus, the new sister company to AvantGuard Monitoring Services, on Feb. 27 acquired the PERS side of Securus.AvantGuard created Freeus in January to acquire Securus, Josh Garner, AvantGuard CEO, told Security Systems News.The Edmonds Group represented Securus in this sale. Henry Edmonds, company founder and president, declined to release terms of deal.Securus originally approached AvantGuard about acquiring the PERS side of Securus, Garner said. Though, “we didn't think...

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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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Also Noted

AvantGuard team runs for childhood cancer awareness

November 5, 2013SSN Staff

OGDEN, Utah—A team of 100 AvantGuard employees and family members ran and walked a 5K to raise money in support of Griffin Shaw, a two-year-old boy suffering from cancer, the company announced Nov. 5. Josh Garner, AvantGuard CEO, learned about Griffin's story and decided to donate all proceeds from the 5K to Team Griffin, to help the Shaw family and raise awareness of childhood cancers, according to the news release. Griffin and his family met the runners and walkers at the end of the race.

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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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