AvantGuard Strengthens Canadian Presence With Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers Acquisition
With the acquisition of Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers, Avantguard now has eight monitoring centers spread across the U.S. and Canada.
OGDEN, Utah — AvantGuard, a Becklar Company, announces the acquisition of Armstrong’s National Alarm Monitoring and its monitoring centers and offices in Dartmouth, Montreal, Edmonton and Moncton, Canada.
AvantGuard says it continues to broaden the markets it serves and protects, now with eight monitoring centers spread across the U.S. and Canada.
Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers opened its first central station in 1989. Since then, it has grown into one of the most established and trusted monitoring services in Canada, serving over 800 dealers in its network, according to the company.
Founder Gary Armstrong comments, “AvantGuard is the perfect match for Armstrong’s Monitoring. Both organizations share an intense commitment to service with core values built around genuinely caring for the safety and wellbeing of others.”
“The Armstrong’s brand is the model of commitment and caring to their dealers. In sharing the same passion and commitment for servicing our dealers and their customers, we are happy and proud to welcome the Armstrong’s team and brand into the AG family,” says AvantGuard President Justin Bailey.
Bailey notes that Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers will continue to operate in the same locations under the Armstrong’s brand and will retain their existing dedicated employees. Armstong will remain as an active strategic advisor to the company.
AvantGuard says it plans to invest heavily in Armstrong’s facilities infrastructure and technology with over half a million dollars in technology investments alone in the first year. AvantGuard was recently awarded the 2022 Monitoring Center of the Year award by The Monitoring Association (TMA) based on its healthy commitment to service and innovation and will bring new capabilities and services to Canadian customers.
Together, Armstrong’s and AvantGuard will be exhibiting at CANASA’s upcoming Security Canada Central (SCC) Event in Toronto, Oct. 19 – 20, where the two brands will make their first public appearance as a combined entity.
The acquisition of Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers is said to allow AvantGuard to continue to broaden the geographical markets it serves, now saving lives and protecting property for over 1.3 million customers across North America.
The deal was facilitated for Armstrong’s by Deloitte Corporate Finance Inc. The advisor to AvantGuard was Vertex Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Gary Armstrong built a tremendous business. The acquisition of Armstrong’s Monitoring by AvantGuard will open the door to expanded resources and technologies for Canadian dealers and their subscribers,” adds Barry Epstein of Vertex Capital.
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