Mountain Alarm, based in Ogden, Utah, has acquired NICO Electronic Systems out of Helena, Mont.

After 46 years as a business owner, Bill Niehoff, previous owner of NICO Electronic Systems, has decided to retire and has entrusted Mountain Alarm Fire and Security to take over and serve NICO’s customers.

“My vice president, Dirk Bauwens, introduced me to Bill Niehoff the owner of NICO in 2018,” said Mountain Alarm President and CEO Eric Garner. “Since then, we have stayed in touch and developed a strong friendship. This year Bill decided it was time to retire.  I am flattered he entrusted his team members and customers to Mountain Alarm.”

NICO customers will now have new features available to them, including automated low-priority signal notification, Alarm Chat, and our five-diamond UL-listed redundant monitoring centers.

The NICO number — (406) 442-7857 — remains active for sales, service, monitoring and customer service. Customers can also call Mountain Alarm’s Helena number at (406) 449-2696 for assistance.

The business will operate from NICO’s Helena office located at 3228 Centennial Drive. 

“We’re proud to have the NICO customers join the Mountain Alarm family and we look forward to providing all of their life-safety needs along with an outstanding service experience,” the company wrote in a blog regarding the acquisition.