Rockford Corp. announced it has acquired Crimestopper, maker of car security and other car electronics products.
The acquisition puts Rockford in the business of remote start as well as car security and in the new area of driver safety products.
Rockford said it purchased Crimestopper because many areas of its business are growing rapidly. And many of Crimestopper’s products are “counter seasonal” to Rockford’s. Rockford President and CEO Bill Jackson said, “adding Crimestopper to our family makes perfect sense for Rockford.”
“Our industry is very mature, and so we are continually investing in ways to become a better partner to our customers,” he added.
Crimestopper customers will continue to work with the Crimestopper group in Simi Valley, CA. Operations will continue as “business as usual” through the end of the year, said Rockford, but eventually, operations will be transitioned to Rockford headquarters in Tempe, AZ.
Crimestopper President Howard Miller will continue at Rockford as the head of sales for Crimestopper products.
“As the industry grows, we are excited that such an internationally successful and respected company as Rockford would want to build on our 33-year legacy in the security space,” said Miller. “Crimestopper products are a perfect complement to Rockford Fosgate, Lightning Audio, and the other members of the company’s leading 12 Volt audio brands. I am pleased to continue to work with Rockford to grow the security and safety business with our dealers and distributors.”
Other Crimestopper products include GPS tracking systems, vehicle cameras, monitors, wireless video systems, collision avoidance and parking sensor systems, DVR systems, and tire pressure monitoring systems.