Rockford Corp. (www.rockfordcorp.com), the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, is proud to announce that it has acquired Crimestopper (www.crimestopper.com), an industry leader in 12 Volt aftermarket electronics specializing in vehicle security, remote start systems, and safety products.
“Our industry is very mature, and so we are continually investing in ways to become a better partner to our customers,” explained Bill Jackson, Rockford Corp. president and CEO. “Many areas of Crimestopper’s business are growing rapidly, and since virtually all of our customers are involved with this category, adding Crimestopper to our family makes perfect sense for Rockford. A further compliment to the alignment is that Crimestopper’s product categories are counter seasonal to our current lineup of audio products, thus allowing us to focus on each independently.”
For more than 30 years in the North American market, Crimestopper, Inc. has been an industry leader in 12 Volt aftermarket electronics and has become a one-stop-shop for all total vehicle security and safety needs. Over the past decade, the company has been recognized for offering the widest selection of vehicle security and remote start systems in the marketplace. It has also expanded its product line to include GPS tracking systems and a wide variety of vehicle safety products such as cameras, monitors, wireless video systems, collision avoidance and parking sensor systems, DVR systems, and tire pressure monitoring systems.
“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 Howard Miller, Crimestopper Security Products, Inc. president. “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.”
Crimestopper customers will continue to work with the Crimestopper group in Simi Valley, Calif. All representatives and customers will be notified as operations are transitioned to Rockford Corporation headquarters in Tempe, Ariz.