Avante Security Corp. announces key appointment to senior management team

    TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Avante Security Corp. (TSXV: ASY) is pleased to
announce the appointment of Gasper Santaguida as Chief Financial Officer.
    Mr. Santaguida is a financial management and accounting professional with
over 20 years experience in the security industry, including his former
position as Controller for the Systems & Technology Division at Securitas
Canada Inc. His thorough knowledge and expertise in the security industry
brings an effective, practical approach to Avante Security.
    As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Santaguida will be responsible for the
overall financial management of the Company including accounting, finance,
treasury and planning, with a particular emphasis on Client Portfolio
Management. "I'm very pleased to welcome Gasper to Avante's strong management
team," said Emmanuel Mounouchos, President and CEO of Avante Security Corp.
"Avante is a vibrant, growing company providing cutting edge security
technology, complemented by the best of traditional first class security
services. Gasper's hands-on leadership and financial expertise will be
instrumental in managing and controlling Avante's numerous new business
initiatives as we continue to expand."
    "I'm excited about joining Avante Security at this exciting period of
growth and global development," added Mr. Santaguida. "Aside from making
significant strides in developing their own proprietary technology, I believe
Avante's greatest asset is its terrific people - from the dedicated and caring
operational staff right up to the outstanding senior management team who
together possess a wealth of experience and wisdom."

    About Avante Security Corp.

    Over the past twelve years, Avante has built its reputation as Toronto's
preeminent security company by providing premium security services through the
use of advanced technology and a focus on client service. Trademarked 724Smart
WIP, the Company's proprietary technologies provide "Anytime; Anyplace"
two-way wireless communication to any electronic device. Originally developed
for wireless security applications, the technology's open architecture
provides a platform for expanded functionality, and the Company is now ready
to exploit the growing opportunities in energy management and metering
applications, home automation, remote video monitoring, among others.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward looking statements. Forward looking
statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current
expectations, Company assumptions and projections about future events, and are
therefore subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results
to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the
forward looking statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by
the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Company
assumptions and risk factors are listed from time to time in Avante's reports,
public disclosure documents including Management's Discussion and Analysis,
Management Information Circular, and in other filings with stock exchanges and
securities regulatory authorities in Canada.
    You should not place undue importance on forward-looking statements and
should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While Avante may
elect to, Avante is under no obligation and does not undertake to update this
information at any particular time. This press release was prepared by
management from information available to the date of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: Leland Verner, Chairman, Phone: (416) 823-7474,
Email: lelandv@avantesecurity.com

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