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The History of Ackerman Security

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If you’ve seen our signs around town, in neighbor’s yards, or maybe at an Atlanta Braves game, you might be wondering, who is Ackerman Security?

Offering state-of-the-art home security systems, video surveillance, and 24/7 monitoring services, Ackerman Security is Atlanta’s most trusted home security company. Founded in 1967 by Charles Ackerman, our mission is and always has been to protect what matters most: You, your family, and your precious belongings.

To share more about our history, including who now owns Ackerman Security, let’s review some key details about our company:

  • Why Ackerman was founded
  • Ackerman’s partnership with ADT
  • Awards and accolades
  • Our written guarantees
  • Areas we serve

For over 50 years, Atlanta homeowners have turned to Ackerman Security for trusted home security solutions. And with thousands of verified 5-star reviews, it’s easy to see why. To get upfront pricing on the latest home security systems, including 24/7 emergency monitoring, call us at 800.552.1111 or get a free online quote through our website. 


Why Ackerman Was Founded

As an accomplished real estate developer, Charles Ackerman never thought he would enter the field of home security. But one night in 1967, his life went in a whole new direction. A criminal broke into his Atlanta home, and amid the scuffle, Ackerman suffered a gunshot.

Thankfully, Ackerman survived. But as life went on, he resolved to make sure that it never happened again– not to him, his neighbors, or any other Atlanta resident. 

At the time, there were only a few home security options available to average working Americans. So, he saw his chance to launch his own company: Ackerman Security.

Thousands of Atlanta homeowners trust Ackerman Security for complete home protection.

Since its inception, the company has worked hard to keep Atlanta homeowners from every neighborhood safe and protected. Moreover, our team goes the extra mile to ensure complete customer satisfaction. When you call our security specialists, you can expect friendly and attentive care, trustworthy advice, and customizable home security plans suited to your household’s needs and budget. It’s what Charles Ackerman always wanted, and we strive each day to fulfill his mission.

See for yourself why we’re now Atlanta’s top choice for home security. Call us at 800.552.1111 or get a free security quote through our website today.

Ackerman’s Partnership with ADT

As the #1 security company in Atlanta for more than 50 years, it only seemed natural for Ackerman to partner with America’s #1 security brand: ADT.

Combining Ackerman’s unrivaled customer service with ADT’s resources and product lines, we’re proud to offer Atlanta customers even stronger security than ever before!

Want cybersecurity protection against data theft? Medical alert systems for your aging household? Or access to an instant chat system for the occasional false alarm? These are all now offered by Ackerman Security as part of our ADT partnership.

Best of all, we’re still one of the only security companies to offer customizable plans for both short-term renters and long-term homeowners alike. Whether you’re moving across town or into a new house, rest assured that your ADT home security contract will be flexible and convenient to adjust.

Awards and Accolades

Ackerman Security is proud to retain our employees, many of whom have stayed for decades!

At Ackerman Security, we have a culture that retains employees for rewarding and long-term careers. In fact, we’ve been repeatedly awarded by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a “Top Place to Work” in Atlanta!

Other accolades include “Top 100 Alarm Companies” by Security Systems and Integration Magazine (several years running), and The Monitoring Association’s continued renewal of our 5-Diamond status for monitoring excellence.

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While other security companies come and go, Ackerman Security remains firmly committed to growth, excellence, and serving our community. From our long-standing employees to our loyal customers, rest assured we’re not going anywhere.

To learn more about our accomplishments, press features, and more, visit our about page.

Our Written Guarantees

When Charles Ackerman set out to launch a security company that provided superior customer service, he made good on his promise with written guarantees unmatched by any North American security company.

To protect our Atlanta customers from loss and damages, we’re proud to offer two iron-clad guarantees:

Seconds-Count Guarantee 

In the case of a home invasion, fire, or health emergency, Ackerman guarantees a response within just 45-seconds from the receipt of a signal. 

No-Theft Guarantee 

If your home is burglarized while under protection from Ackerman Security, we’ll pay 100% of your insurance deductible. We’ll also pay you back the exact amount you lost— in cash!*

*Certain restrictions apply. No Theft Guarantee applies to Ackerman Approved security systems. Speak to an Ackerman representative for complete details.

Knowing that we can satisfy the highest levels of safety and safeguard homeowners from unlikely damage, these written guarantees have helped us retain hundreds of thousands of loyal customers.

Areas We Serve

From our humble beginnings back in 1967, Ackerman Security has expanded our service area in order to serve more customers. 

Across the Atlanta Metropolitan area, we’re here for customers in the following areas:

  • Alpharetta
  • Athens
  • Brookhaven
  • Buckhead
  • Cumming
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb County
  • Fairburn
  • Fulton
  • Johns Creek
  • Lawrenceville
  • Marietta
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Smyrna
  • Stonecrest
  • Tucker
  • Woodstock
  • And more!

Curious if we’re able to serve your area? Call us at 800.552.1111. One of our security experts will be happy to answer all of your questions. We’ll also provide upfront pricing on our recommended home security systems for your home and property location.

Keeping Atlanta Homeowners Safe, Since 1967.

At Ackerman Security, we offer true peace of mind for Atlanta homeowners looking to safeguard against home invasions, robberies, and more. To learn about our state-of-the-art home security systems, automation products, and 24/7 monitoring services, call us at 800.552.1111 today. Our security specialists will carefully review your property size, household needs, and budget and recommend the best technologies to keep you safe and protected. You can also get a free instant quote directly through our website!

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