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Our Story

Our Founding:

Jonathan Willis founded Armor Security in 1991, after he had a break-in at his home. After buying and installing his own security system, and doing the same for family and friends, he realized that there was a growing need for reliable security, and Armor was born. From that point, Armor was involved in several different dealer programs, and acquired or merged with several other security companies, eventually expanding nationwide into 25 different markets. Armor also garnered many awards during this expansion. These awards include: being a finalist for the First Line of Defense Award by the NBFAA in 1999, being a finalist for the Better Business Bureau’s Business Ethics Award in 2005, and being ranked the top security company in Arizona by Arizona Business Magazine from 2000-2007. Armor also patented the Copper Cop during this time.


History with ADT:

In 2010, Armor became an ADT dealer; and started to create its own technology. Armor created the Blue Dot model; and developed the proprietary technology to run it exclusively for the Special Promotions group that Armor was a part of. In 2013, after seeing the success of the model, Armor was purchased by Defender, the largest ADT dealer in the United States. After the acquisition, Armor's business model was scaled by Defender nationally, opening and operating successfully in 9 different markets. In 2015, the founders of the company reacquired Armor through private investment.


Our Vision for the Future:

In 2015-16, Armor focused on rebuilding its foundation and infrastructure in Mesa, AZ, and at the end of 2016, partnered with Gorilla Security in Chicago, IL, in anticipation of expanding again nationwide. In 2017, Armor continued to grow, opening two more offices in the Phoenix area; and building the groundwork for expansion into the Tucson market. Armor was also included in an exclusive outing for ADT dealers with the highest KDI, broke into the Top 30 list of ADT dealers, and gained recognition for having the Top Producer in the region, as well as another in the Top Ten. For 2018 and beyond, Armor is continuing to pursue its mission of building leaders, and scaling our influence nationwide; and is looking for quality people to join us in pursuit of our goal.

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