The Story of Advanced Security Systems

Our company is family-owned and locally operated, with a team comprised of your very own neighbors. With three generations of security expertise spanning over 50 years, we are committed to keeping you safe. Advanced Security Systems was founded in 1971 by Bob and Lois Bestor as a Dictograph franchised office serving Humboldt County, California. Still in its infancy in 1979, the company was sold to John and Rose Petrusha and has been operated by the Petrusha family since. Now including its third generation of family security professionals, Advanced Security Systems has grown to be a premier security company with three locations in Northern California spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon Border.

Our Mission

Our original mission, "Our Family Serving Yours," has not changed over the years. That sentiment still holds true to our philosophy and serves as the predecessor to "Delivering Peace of Mind." We strive to offer the service we would expect to receive. Therefore, we serve each person, customer, and employee with the dignity and respect we offer to all of our neighbors and community. Our culture has always included giving back to, and being a part of, the communities we are so fortunate to serve.


Dealer of the Year

Advanced Security Systems Named Dealer of the Year 2021 by National Publication

SDM Magazine, a prominent industry publication, has recognized Advanced Security Systems with the significant Dealer of the Year 2021 award. This recognition reflects the company's unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional results in the security systems industry. 

Our Company Today

As we have matured, so has our business. We have steadily grown in the number of customers we serve, but also in the products and services we offer. Today, we are a full-service provider offering security, life safety, surveillance, keyless entry, and home automation systems. We have a dedicated team of security professionals everywhere in our company. From the receptionist to the technicians, we have a passionate team that wants to serve others. We are the community in which we serve; for that reason, "People Serving People" is more than a phrase to us. It is simply who we are.


About The Founders


Chuck Petrusha

President & CEO

The California Alarm Association awarded Chuck the 2022 George Weinstock -Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in the CAA and in our industry. Chuck is a civic leader, serving on many boards including the President of Old Town Rotary Club of Eureka, past Vice President of the Humboldt Builders Exchange, Foundation Board for Cal Poly Humboldt, Founder and past President of the Redwood Alarm Association, Past President of the California Alarm Association, board member of Umpqua Bank, board member of St. Bernard's Church, President of the Betty Chin Homeless Foundation and coach of various local children's sports teams.


Rick Petrusha

Executive Vice President & General Manager

Rick holds the distinction of Level II National Institute Certified Engineer Technology (NICET) Fire Protection Engineer. Additionally, he is a registered Fire/ Life Safety Technician with the State of California, and is a Certified Instructor for the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association. As a community leader, Rick has served as Lieutenant Governor of Division 20 Kiwanis and past President of the Henderson Kiwanis of Eureka. He is currently on the Henderson Center Kiwanis Board of Director and a proud member of the Redwood Empire Golf and Country Club.

“Very impressed with the attention to detail and kindness we experienced with Advanced Security. The efficiency...left me with the piece of mind that I chose the right alarm company. Thank you!”

Traci Day,

Home Security Customer

“Advanced Security is taking great care of my business property. Good crew. It you need to protect anything give them a call.”

Heather Vina

Commercial Client

"Recently, my house was broken into. Our house had been wired during construction; we just did not hook up the alarms. All it took was a call to your company and you squeezed me into the busy schedule. It is important to impart excellent customer service, especially in a small community. Your technicians did exactly that and more."

Lisa Gray

Advanced Security Customer

"I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the professional and the flexible manner in which you have allowed yourself and your staff to be readily available to meet the security needs at Juvenile Hall. Although there are certain expectations that arise when contracting for service work with any business, the time and service effort you have provided over the years are to be commended. Thank you for all the assistance."

Doug Rasines

Humboldt County Juvenile Hall

"I was out of town when, early in the morning, someone attempted to break into our home while my wife and daughter were asleep. It is clear to me that if we did not have the system, my wife and daughter would have been dealing with an intruder in our home. Thank you again for your system, its reliability, and your quick response."

Mr. Shanahan


“… We use Advanced Security Systems at our old business for years and are now using you at our new location. We are always very satisfied.”

Go Go Bistro

Eureka, CA

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3551 Westwind Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 544-9200

1336 4th Street
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 443-6366

1528 Northcrest Drive
Suite B
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-1975

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