Guardian’s Legacy

In 1950, the world was pretty different. Color television was still a year away and a gallon of gas was only $0.18. The Korean War was just beginning and the first credit cards were issued in the US. This is the world in which Guardian Alarm Systems of Pittsburgh, Inc. was founded. The focus of this new business was installing security systems in jewelry stores in the area. The company continued in this manner until 1975 when it was bought and renamed Guardian Protection Services, Inc.

The change in name wasn’t the only change that occurred in 1975. The company’s focus shifted to reflect what Guardian’s focus still is today: designing selling and monitoring security systems for homes and businesses. The business was still focused on Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding tristate area.  Under new leadership and with a new focus, Guardian continued to grow and grow. With years of understanding and experience in the security industry, Guardian provided a valuable service to the community and built up a family of loyal customers by providing great service and personal care for each one.

In 1986, Guardian was named to Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies. The growth continued steadily over the next several years. By 1991 Guardian was acquired by the Armstrong Group of Companies who already owned an electronic security firm named Mastertech.  The local company Armstrong added Guardian to its group of successful and diversified businesses in Western PA and supported the company towards continued growth.

Now with over a quarter of a million customers across the United States, Guardian has embraced smart home technology as a part of integrated home security. They have also built relationships with home builders and large and small businesses. Guardian developed a network of authorized dealers who partner with Guardian to provide products and services to customers from coast to coast.

For years, Guardian has held a Top 10 position on SDM magazine’s prestigious, annual list of Top 100 security systems companies. Guardian was named Dealer of the Year by SDM magazine in both 1999 and 2013. Guardian is the first company in history to have received this great honor not once, but twice. In 2015, the Guardian monitoring center won the Central Station of the Year award from the Central Station Alarm Association (now named The Monitoring Association). In the last several years, they opened a second monitoring center in Tempe, AZ and now both centers have received U.L. certification and prestigious Five Diamond accreditation.

Guardian’s unique history shows the dedication and passion that Guardian has for helping protect what matters most to people. Want to learn what Guardian can offer you today? Call 1-800-Protect or visit guardianprotection.com

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