AvantGuard, a Becklar Company, has acquired Armstrong’s National Alarm Monitoring and its Canadian monitoring centers and offices in Dartmouth, Montreal, Edmonton and Moncton.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
AvantGuard, based in Ogden, Utah, now operates eight monitoring centers in the United States and Canada.
Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers opened its first central station in 1989. Since then, the company has grown into one of the most established monitoring services in Canada, serving more than 800 dealers in its network.
“AvantGuard is the perfect match for Armstrong’s Monitoring,” said Founder Gary Armstrong. “Both organizations share an intense commitment to service with core values built around genuinely caring for the safety and wellbeing of others.”
Armstong will remain as an active strategic advisor to the company.
“The Armstrong’s brand is the model of commitment and caring to their dealers,” said AvantGuard President Justin Bailey. “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.”
Bailey added that Armstrong’s National Monitoring Centers will continue to operate in the same locations under the Armstrong’s brand and will retain their existing employees.
AvantGuard said plans to invest heavily in Armstrong’s facilities infrastructure and technology with over half a million dollars in technology investments in the first year. AvantGuard was recently awarded the 2022 Monitoring Center of the Year award by The Monitoring Association (TMA) based on its 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 allows AvantGuard to continue to broaden the geographical markets they serve, now serving more than 1.3 million customers across North America.
Deloitte Corporate Finance facilitated the transaction for Armstrong’s. The advisor to AvantGuard was Vertex Capital.