Company History

Founded by Arch and Jim Hanley as Acme Alarms in 1971, and later as Spokane Security Systems, Inc., we are a locally owned and operated business. Over the years we have become one of the largest and most reputable security companies in the Inland Northwest. Our passion and commitment to excellence shines at every level of the company. We have proudly been providing innovative security solutions to meet our clients’ wide range of needs for the last 37+ years.

Robert Hanley worked in the family business, since he was just 8-years-old. After graduating from college (WSU-go Cougs!), Robert came back to work in the family business. After a few years, Robert started to work exclusively in the growing security division. He and his wife, Sandra, purchased the security division in 1986.  Certified’s primary focus was small commercial and residential security services. Over the years Certified has grown and developed in to a company with five separate divisions: Monitoring Division, Security Division, Fire Division, Central Vacuum Division and Audio Video Design Associates.


By 1996, our continued growth had forced Certified Security Systems to move into larger quarters. After an extensive search, we purchased an older building in Spokane Valley at 1420 N. Pines. After some remodeling we have a beautiful modern office and showroom. Recently we had to expand again by adding more room for our central station and added the largest security and home entertainment showroom in the area. The showroom boasts a 100” drop down screen central vacuum area and concealed plasma television recessed into the wall with full surround sound, it is a home entertainment experience to remember.

Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience and formulate a perfect solution for your security and home entertainment needs. We work with the leading manufacturers in the industry, so you can expect to get the best quality equipment and excellent support.  Quality and long-term dependability are the most cost effective attributes you can build into any home or business. We’re here to help and it would be our pleasure to serve you.

Feel free to contact us anytime, our Central Station Monitoring Center is open 24/7 for your safety and convenience.