AvantGuard Monitoring central building


We selected the name AvantGuard (pronounced av΄ent gärd) because it is derived from the word avant-garde, meaning "leaders in new and revolutionary ideas.” Our alarm monitoring roots can be traced back more than 30 years. Our experience gives us the expertise necessary to lead the industry as a reliable, superior monitoring provider.


AvantGuard Monitoring was founded in 1977 as Mountain Alarm, a traditional alarm company that monitored approximately 300 burglar alarm accounts. By 2002, we were able to open a second central station in Tacoma, Washington and began monitoring other security dealer accounts. In 2004, this wholesale monitoring division was branded as AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and the Tacoma monitoring center was relocated in Ogden, Utah. In 2013, we opened a second, fully redundant monitoring center in Rexburg, Idaho.

AvantGuard is a truly independent wholesale alarm monitoring company that provides our services to dealers and their subscribers nationwide. We offer premier wholesale monitoring services from our two fully redundant, UL Listed, Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Certified Five Diamond central stations, and are considered a leader in the alarm monitoring industry.