Since 1957, Vanguard Fire and Security Systems, Inc., has grown to be a trusted, reputable and knowledgeable Fire Protection, Life Safety and Security System Contractor.
With locations in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Saginaw and Grand Traverse area, we are strategically situated to serve businesses just like yours throughout Michigan!
Vanguard is your single source solution for Fire Protection, Life Safety and Security System:
Additional Services Include:
- 24/7 Emergency Service
- Inspections Reporting
- Central Station Monitoring
- Complimentary Site Audits
- Annual Hand-operated Fire Extinguisher Education and Training
- Fire Alarm Systems
- Fire Sprinkler Systems
- Fire Extinguishers
- Pre-Engineered Suppression Systems
- Critical Asset/Special Hazard Protection
- Specialized Detection and Control
Security Solutions Include:
- Keyless Entry
- Video Surveillance
- Intrusion Detection
- Intercom Systems
- Nurse Call
- Mass Notification
- Blue Light Emergency Call Systems
- Area of Rescue Systems
Our customers depend on Vanguard to inspect, test and maintain their:
- Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
- Portable Fire Extinguishers, Exit & Emergency Lighting, Safety Equipment
- Access Control, Video, Security, Nurse Call
- Water-based Fire Protection Systems and Fire Pumps
- Special Hazards, Kitchen Systems, Suppression Systems
At Vanguard, we partner with top-tier manufacturers from fire detection, suppression, and control to life safety and security systems! The product lines we distribute deliver sound technology, meet current code requirements and the needs of our customers.
We are committed to extensive training, certification, and professional skills development for our staff. Additionally, Vanguard maintains membership in key industry vetting associations, and licensing in multiple states in order to provide our customers with the very best in fire and security systems.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering - HCC Certified
ASHE is the largest association devoted to professionals who design, build, maintain, and operate hospitals and other health care facilities. Vanguard construction and facility professionals are properly trained to work in the health care construction environment and are HCC Certified.
American Society for Industrial Security
ASIS is the largest organization for security professionals worldwide. ASIS advocates security standards and guidelines to better the security profession.
The International Code Council
A member-focused association, The ICC is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
The International Codes®, or I-Codes®, published by ICC, provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at school and in the workplace. The I-Codes are a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes. Building codes benefit public safety and support the industry’s need for one set of codes without regional limitations.
Vanguard uses the services of ISNetworld to verify the integrity of our ongoing safety training programs. Clients that also use ISNetworld are able to verify ongoing safety training undertaken by Vanguard.
National Compliance Management Services
NCMS is an oil and gas industry contractor monitoring organization. With Vanguard providing nationwide services to the oil and gas industry this organization manages the complex compliance issues related to DOT, and drug and alcohol testing.
National Fire Protection Association
NFPA is the premiere association providing code development to the fire industry. Vanguard makes extensive use of NFPA guidelines, codes, and educational materials.
National Institute of Certified Engineering Technicians
NICET is the leader in certification programs for the fire protection industry. Vanguard has multiple staff—in sales, technician, and engineering positions—who have attained NICET certifications in various fire-related disciplines.
Industrial Contractor Screening
Avetta is a global company whose foundation is based upon safety. Avetta pre-qualifies contractors and vendors to work with large companies. Avetta gathers and verifies safety statistics, insurance certificates, and performs various audits that are tailored to meet clients’ standards and requirements.
UL maintains a Certificate Verification Service (ULCVS) that allows authorized Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to verify up-to-date Certificate information and identify companies eligible to issue Certificates as of the date of the inquiry. Only those alarm or signal system installations for which a Certificate has been properly issued are covered under UL's Certificate Service. The verification of a Certificate on ULCVS is the only method UL provides to identify the Certificated alarm systems actively covered under its Listing and Follow-Up Service. Information on the Certificate includes the name and address of the installed system, the extent and type of system, the NFPA Standards that apply, the alarm transmission means, issued and expiration dates, and the alarm service company. Each Certificate also bears a unique serial number.
Installation, testing, service and maintenance. Signal and Fire Alarm Equipment and Services, Protective Signaling Services, Local, Auxiliary, Remote Station and Proprietary Protective Signaling Services.
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Vanguard continues to invest in education, certification and licensing of our designers and field technicians including fire protection, security systems, special hazards and mechanical contractor specialty licenses, to name just a few.
PMAM represents four statewide apartment associations with offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing Michigan.
PMA of West Michigan represents the owners and management companies of more than 52,000 apartment homes throughout West Michigan from Kalamazoo, to the Lake-shore and Northern Michigan.
The Property Management Association of Mid Michigan's Mission is to provide visionary education and advocacy in an organized forum and, to promote ethical and professional industry practices.
The Washtenaw Area Apartment Association is committed to being the professional organization with a unified voice in providing legislative and educational resources to serve the rental housing industry in Washtenaw, Lenawee, Livingston and Monroe Counties.
The DMAA represents over 60,000 apartment homes in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Lapeer and St. Clair counties, as well as over 100 Business Partners specializing in the multifamily housing industry. The DMAA's mission is to lead the multifamily industry with premier talent, innovation and cutting-edge resources.
The National Apartment Association is a leading voice in the U.S. and around the globe for the apartment housing industry. As a trusted partner, a valued connector and a powerful advocate, the NAA is committed to serving all 170 affiliates and 72,000 members.