Becklar and AvantGuard Join Forces with Armstrong’s National Alarm Monitoring
Expanding Their Reach to Protect Lives and Property Across North America
OGDEN, UTAH, OCTOBER 13, 2022/GLOBE NEWSWIRE/ — Becklar, the parent company of AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus, is pleased to announce AvantGuard’s acquisition of Armstrong’s National Alarm Monitoring and their central stations in Dartmouth, Moncton, Montreal, and Edmonton, Canada.
With the acquisition of Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers, AvantGuard (AG) adds four central stations across Canada, strengthening their premium alarm monitoring services spanning North America. AG was recently named 2022 Monitoring Center of the Year by The Monitoring Association (TMA) and is known for advanced monitoring services, highly trained and caring operators, the fastest response times in the industry, and award-winning innovative technologies and solutions.
Armstrong’s first monitoring center opened in 1989 serving a small number of Dealers in Eastern Canada. Today, Armstrong’s provides services in every province and territory in Canada and is recognized as Canada’s premier monitoring wholesale provider, serving more than 800 dealers across their network. Armstrong’s is a true success story and has consistently delivered exceptional service with superior growth under the experienced, disciplined leadership of Gary Armstrong, Dan Small, Colin Armstrong, and Kim Caron. Working together, Armstrong’s and AvantGuard will couple leadership teams to deliver swift and exceptional service, through a network of eight redundant sites, and achieve industry-leading growth in partnership with the company’s joint Dealer partners.
“We are pleased to team with the innovative leaders at Becklar and AvantGuard that share our core values of protecting and caring for others,” said Gary Armstrong, Armstrong’s founder who will remain as an active Strategic Advisor to the company. “Armstrong’s will continue to operate in our strategic Canadian locations, with the same leadership, and the same team of dedicated associates, but will expand the services and capabilities provided to our valued dealers and subscribers in Canada.”
This opportunity significantly expands Becklar’s presence in North America, by bringing the capabilities of Armstrong’s and AvantGuard together. Steve Richards, CEO of Becklar, commented: “We couldn’t be more excited to announce this partnership with Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers – as the premier wholesale monitoring service provider in Canada. We are committed to continuing to invest in our people, processes, and technology, and to expand upon existing monitoring services to include PERS, Workforce Safety & Personal Safety solutions, for the benefit of our valued dealer partners. Our joint mission and culture are superbly aligned- We Care FIRST about protecting the lives and property of our collective subscribers, and we’re thrilled to join with the exceptional leaders and dedicated team at Armstrong’s, as we welcome them to the Becklar and AvantGuard family.”
Armstrong’s and AvantGuard will make their first appearance as a single entity at CANASA’s upcoming Security Canada Central Event in Toronto, Canada, October 19 – 20. They welcome the opportunity to meet Dealer partners there and share plans for the future.
AvantGuard is part of the Becklar family of industry-leading connected safety solutions for enterprises and individuals. Becklar’s comprehensive connected safety solutions are driven by a powerful culture centered around innovation and service to protect the lives and property of their subscribers. The transaction was facilitated by Deloitte Corporate Finance Inc, the Deal Champions in Canada. The advisor to AvantGuard and Becklar was Vertex Capital, who worked collaboratively with Deloitte to bring the two recognized industry leaders together.
Becklar creates industry-leading connected safety solutions for enterprises and individuals, delivering a world-class comprehensive suite of lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies. Becklar leverages its platform of innovative technology and award-winning services to create customizable and comprehensive solutions to meet the connected safety needs of their enterprise and individual customers across diverse industries, including personal emergency response solutions, workforce safety, personal safety, connected health & wellness, vitals monitoring and event response monitoring.
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Becklar Recognized on the Inc. 5000 List
With a three-year revenue growth rate of 100.94% Becklar ranks among America’s fastest growing companies.
Ogden, Utah, August 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Becklar is proud to announce it has been recognized for the third year consecutively to the 2022 Inc. 5000 list, as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Becklar and its leadership team are honored to be named for this prestigious award, resulting from the company’s ingenuity, innovation, efficiency and growth. Becklar is delighted to be acknowledged with other resilient companies that have continued to grow, despite numerous economic and supply chain challenges caused by COVID-19, displaying it’s consistent drive for continued success.
Upon learning about the Inc. 5000 announcement, Steve Richards, Becklar’s CEO, commented, “We’re proud to be recognized as a leader by Inc. and to be included among the most successful companies in the country. Our growth and innovation are a testament to our relentless team, dedicated to creating award winning solutions that help make the world a better and more protected place.”
Becklar’s premier monitoring provider, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, contributed to Becklar’s healthy growth. AvantGuard recently surpassed a major milestone of serving 1.4 million customers, continuing to strengthen its position as an industry leader in wholesale monitoring. Freeus, also a Becklar subsidiary, recognized for providing industry leading personal emergency response systems (PERS), also played a key role in Becklar’s impressive growth, recently surpassing 730,000 customers who benefit from their products and services. Both Freeus and AvantGuard solutions are part of the Becklar suite of connected enterprise and personal safety offerings.
Becklar is fueled by its dedication and passion to creating connected safety solutions for enterprises and individuals. By exceeding industry standards of innovation and service, and always striving for excellence, Becklar has positioned itself as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States.
Becklar creates industry-leading connected safety solutions for enterprises and individuals, delivering a world class comprehensive suite of lifesaving and life-enhancing technologies. Becklar leverages its platform of innovative technology and award-winning services to create customizable and comprehensive solutions to meet the connected safety needs of their enterprise customers across diverse industries, including personal emergency response solutions, workforce safety, connected wellness, vitals monitoring and event response monitoring.
Learn more about Becklar’s complete suite of end-to-end solutions at www.becklar.com. Learn about Becklar’s premier subsidiaries including AvantGuard Monitoring Centers at www.agmonitoring.com and Freeus at www.freeus.com.
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