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Arlington's American Alarm Grows in RI

Arlington's American Alarm Grows in RI

American Alarm and Communicationstoday announced the acquisition of AAA Custom Alarm Systems of Warwick, Rhode Island, which has provided burglar, fire alarm and other security services to homeowners and businesses in the Ocean State for more than 40 years.

AAA Custom Alarm Systems will join American Alarm’s existing Rhode Island team already operating in Warwick under the name Electronic Alarms. There will be no interruption of service or alarm monitoring for customers and all of the AAA Custom Alarm staff will remain with the company.

“We are pleased to welcome the AAA Custom Alarm Systems customers and team to our family of companies,” said Wells Sampson, president of American Alarm and Communications. “This is a great fit, since we share a common set of business values that are based on truth, integrity, quality service and always putting the customer first.”

AAA Custom Alarm Systems was founded and operated by Joseph A. Trillo, an early leader of the electronic alarm industry in Rhode Island.  Mr. Trillo is a past president of the Rhode Island Alarm Association and, since 2000, has served as a Representative in the Rhode Island General Assembly. Mr. Trillo will serve as a consultant to the company to ensure a smooth transition.

“Protecting people’s lives, homes and businesses is a serious mission that we have dedicated ourselves to since the 1960s. At this point in my life, however, I am looking forward to reducing my day-to-day business commitments so I can focus more time on my family while continuing to serve the people of Warwick and Rhode Island,” Trillo said. “So this was the right time for a change, and I would not have taken this step unless I was completely confident that all of my customers would be in superb hands.”

Established by the Guzeika family in 1969, Electronic Alarms joined American Alarm and Communications in 2012.  Through the 1970s, as the alarm industry took shape, Joseph Trillo, Henry Guzeika Sr. and American Alarm’s founder Richard Sampson worked together on several formative industry initiatives, including the creation of the New England Alarm and Controls Council and the Rhode Island Alarm Association. Now, all three of their companies form a united team to serve the security needs of homeowners, businesses and institutions across Rhode Island and southern New England.

“This is an important milestone for companies with deep roots in Rhode Island,” said Henry Guzeika Jr., general manager of Electronic Alarms. “By bringing our teams together, we further enhance our ability to deliver top security technologies and quality services to our customers, while maintaining local management and a family business approach to everything we do.” 

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