Bells will be ringing in industrial south Glendale, where Bay Alarm Inc. just bought a building for its Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley headquarters.
The company paid $1.72 million for a 9,700-square-foot building on Standard Avenue, near San Fernando Road and Western Avenue.
"It will be our service, sales and installation hub for most of downtown L.A. and all of the valley," said Graham Westphal, co-president of the Bay Area-based company.
The company's current regional center is in Van Nuys.
"Glendale is a business-friendly community with proximity to the freeway east, south, north and west," Westphal said. "We like the neighborhood."
Bay Alarm is the largest independently owned burglar alarm company in the nation, with 100,000 California clients.
Westphal said roughly 40 employees will be based in Glendale, which will also serve as a regional training hub for employees.
The building on Standard is home to Intex, a silk and fabrics manufacturer.