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Familiar faces are new owners at AvantGuard, Freeus

AvantGuard announces new $20m line of credit, new CFO
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01/24/2018

OGDEN, Utah—On Jan. 1, executives from AvantGuard and Freeus became part owners of a newly formed holding company called Becklar.

AvantGuard names new president

Justin Bailey, company COO, takes on the role
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07/05/2017

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard on June 29 announced changes in its executive team; Justin Bailey, the company's COO, will also be its president, and former president Josh Garner will retain his role and title as AvantGuard's CEO.

PERS features debated at AvantGuard summit

Fall detection, networking opportunities stand out at event
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10/07/2015

PARK CITY, Utah— Attendees debated the demand for “fall detection” in PERS devices at AvantGuard’s third PERS Summit, held here last week.

The security industry gives back

Twenty-three percent of companies reward employees for volunteering
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09/16/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Systems integration firm SSI founded Allegiant Giving to aid veterans and residential security company Alliance Security donates systems to domestic abuse victims. SSI and Alliance are not alone in their charitable efforts—Security Systems News’ latest News Poll shows 89 percent of responding companies involve themselves in charities.

Where does the name 'Freeus' really come from?

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Last week, AvantGuard’s CEO, Josh Garner, told me a story. He had recently heard of a woman recovering from a fall, one who was set up with a traditional PERS unit. After hearing that it wouldn’t work outside of the home, she hadn’t left the house for 15 months, he said.

AvantGuard sister company acquires PERS manufacturer

Freeus acquires Securus
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03/04/2015

OGDEN, Utah—Freeus, the new sister company to AvantGuard Monitoring Services, on Feb. 27 acquired the PERS side of Securus.

AvantGuard adds new facility in Idaho

A year of rapid growth concludes with the company opening its third central station
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12/11/2013

REXBURG, Idaho—After growing its account base by 26 percent in 2013, AvantGuard Monitoring, based in Ogden, Utah, has opened a third facility in this farming community of 25,000 that sits in the shadow of the Teton Range.

AvantGuard team runs for childhood cancer awareness

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11/05/2013

OGDEN, Utah—A team of 100 AvantGuard employees and family members ran and walked a 5K to raise money in support of Griffin Shaw, a two-year-old boy suffering from cancer, the company announced Nov. 5.

AvantGuard Monitoring launches ‘hero’ recognition program

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10/30/2013

OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard Monitoring Center operators who go above and beyond to ensure customers are safe and satisfied will now be honored as part of the company’s new AG Hero program, according to a recent release.

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