In 1979, brothers Rick and John Owens founded Advent Security in their father’s garage in Fort Washington, PA. They named the business after a popular brand of stereo speakers, because it began with the letter “A” and they wanted to show up at the top of the list in the phone book.
The Owens brothers started out installing residential alarm systems for family and friends, which at the time consisted of very basic security technology. Advent differentiated themselves early on by selling monitoring services along with their security systems. These simple automated telephone systems would dial the police station and play a recorded message in the event that the alarm was triggered.
Word of mouth led to more customers, and as home security technology advanced the brothers embraced the latest tools, techniques and best practices to protect their clients’ homes. More importantly, they focused on working hard and doing a great job! This work ethic and these early relationships led to work installing systems for businesses and other large organizations.
One of their first big projects was Temple Sinai in Dresher, PA. They also installed all of the home security systems at Whitpain Farms in Blue Bell, PA – which at the time was a revolutionary new housing development for older residents. Over time, Advent grew and became the go-to security system contractor for the top residential and commercial builders on the Main Line.
Thanks to their dedication to customer service, many of Advent’s clients asked to install security systems in their businesses, vacation homes and Center City condos. Word of mouth led to more hard work and more happy customers. And today, Advent is proud to have installed and monitored security systems throughout Eastern PA for a wide array of clients, including celebrities, sports stars, hospital systems and Center City condo buildings.
In 2020, the Owens brothers decided to join the B Safe Security family. With a similar dedication to working hard and doing right by their customers, the B Safe merger gave Advent’s team and customers access to deeper technology, service and support resources. Best of all, almost all of the Advent team stayed involved – including John Owens who remains as Business Development Manager for the Oreland, PA office.
Today, with over 185 employees in multiple offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Advent, B Safe and their sister companies are proud to have protected tens of thousands of satisfied customers over the years. Most importantly, the entire B Safe team continues to put their customers first by answering quickly, responding urgently, and providing the highest level of personal, professional service.
To learn more about Advent Security Powered by B Safe and the systems we install for homes and businesses, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!