- Sept 1974 - Custom Alarm Service was founded as a sole proprietorship
by Roger Lavallee after several years with another security firm. We
offered sales, service and installations of residential, commercial,
industrial and municipal security systems.
- June 1976 - Custom Alarm Service became certified by Underwriters'
Laboratories for the installation of security systems.
- Aug. 1976 - Custom Alarm Service entered the automatic fire
detection field. This provided systems engineering, installation, service
and testing to mirror the standards of the N.F.P.A., Underwriters' Laboratories,
Factory Mutual and the Insurance Services Office.
- July 1979 - Custom Alarm Service incorporated.
- Dec. 1979 - Custom Alarm Service, Inc. branched out into
internal communications systems.
- April 1981 - Custom Alarm Service, Inc. began a Digital Monitoring
Service to provide 24-hour monitoring of burglary alarms, fire alarms,
emergency/medical, low temperature/boiler failure, water levels, etc.
- Mid-1983 - Custom Alarm Service, Inc. moved into a larger,
more modern facility.
- Early 1987 - Custom Alarm Service, Inc. added Closed Circuit
TV Monitoring and Access Control Security Systems.
- Jan. 1991 - Custom Alarm Service, Inc. enhanced our service
to include a UL Central Station for Digital Monitoring.
- Nov. 1991 - Custom Alarm Service, Inc. expanded out product
base to include Large Screen Color Video Projection Systems, High Resolution
CCTV installations, Electronic Article Surveillance Gates for inventory
control, and Central Vacuum Cleaner Systems.
- Aug. 1993 - Custom Alarm Service, Inc. added the Bose Built-In
Home Entertainment Systems, featuring home theater and music systems.
- April 1994 - Custom Alarm Service, Inc. expanded once more
by moving into a specially designed building on 23 Providence Street
in Mendon. We feature a Bose Home Theater Demonstration Room, a showroom
displaying products for fire and security systems, central vacuum, audio
and intercom systems, as well as all types of safes.
- Sept 1994 - Custom Alarm Service, Inc. acquired The Alarm
Man, a company based in Franklin, MA, and Eric Wilhelm joined our staff
as a Systems Design Specialist, bringing with him many years of experience
in the security field.
Throughout the years, our honest and sincere business practices
have enabled us to develop pleasant and rewarding personal, as well
as working, relationships with our varied and very much appreciated