About Us

Our History

Becklar’s history is steeped in innovation, caring and helping others. We’re proud to call Utah’s Silicone Slopes home, and our connection to the West runs deep: our name is derived from the Bechler River in Yellowstone National Park where our founder enjoyed peaceful days fishing with his father.

Although Becklar was founded in 2017, our journey goes back 40 years when monitoring company ‘AvantGuard’ began operations in Ogden, Utah. Our pioneering spirit has guided us ever since, from acquiring Freeus, the leading North American provider of mobile personal emergency response systems (PERS), to establishing Becklar, to uniting the complementary Freeus and AvantGuard businesses – and future acquisitions – into one entity. In 2020, BV Investment Partners, a tech-focused private equity firm, became Becklar’s majority shareholder. Their guidance has fueled our rapid growth, and enabled us to provide enterprise scale solutions based on industry-leading technology.

Our Mission

We bring together innovative technologies and caring people to enhance our customers’ freedom, confidence, and peace of mind. We envision a future of a safer, more connected world.

Our Core Values

We Care F.I.R.S.T.

At Becklar, every day we strive to show our customers,
partners and employees that We Care FIRST

Fun

Innovation

Relationships

Service

Trust & Teamwork

Fun

We love what we do at Becklar. We are individually and collectively energized, upbeat and positive.

Innovation

We are visionary, focused on constantly improving our products and services to provide your customers with industry-leading, revolutionary solutions.

Relationships

We value our relationships with our customers and each other and aim to continuously strengthen them. We are authentic, friendly, respectful and professional.

Service

We focus on providing the highest level of service in every interaction we have, and helping you grow your business is our North Star.

Trust & Teamwork

We recognize that trust and teamwork are critical to both our business and yours, and we foster both, every day.

Our Leadership Team

Steve
Richards

Chief Executive Officer

Josh
Garner

Executive Chairman & Founder

Brian
Davis

Chief Financial Officer

Tyler
Tribe

Chief Technology & Product Officer

Clint
Halverson

Chief People Officer

Kirsten
Kelley

VP of New Vertical Offerings & Brand

Terri
Bendixsen

VP of Accounting & Controller

Brock
Winzeler

President, Freeus, Becklar Workforce Safety, Becklar Connected Wellness

Justin
Bailey

President, Avantguard

Richard
Watts

VP Information Security

Aaron
Britton

VP Mergers & Acquisitions

Spencer
Moore

VP Business Development

Jeffrey
Bradford

Senior Director of Marketing

Careers

Join the Becklar team


Our Clients
& Partners

It's an honor to serve our loyal customers and partners.

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Our Subsidiary
Companies

Becklar is building on the heritage, expertise
and successes of their brands, AG and Freeus.


FREEUS

Freeus provides advanced solutions in mobile personal emergency response and connected safety solutions and has sold over one million devices through its network of partners.

Find out more about Freeus >


AVANTGUARD

AvantGuard is a premier provider of wholesale alarm monitoring. We are prepared to monitor and respond to any event, any time, with prompt exceptional service.

Find out more about AvantGuard >

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    FIRE/BURGLARY MONITORING

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    mPERS

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    Vitals Monitoring

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    Connected Wellness

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    Personal safety

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    Workforce Safety