ADS Security expands to eight branches in Alabama

Company acquires Systems By Design, its fourth buy in 2018
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security recently acquired Systems By Design in Oxford, Ala., its fourth acquisition in 2018. ADS will retain the Systems By Design office in Oxford, marking the eighth branch in Alabama for ADS and the 24th branch location company wide.

Systems By Design owner, Bob Bobo, and all seven employees will be joining ADS Security.

“I have long admired Systems By Design and their commitment to delivering a great experience to their customers. As a friend of Bob’s for many years I can say that today is a great day for ADS Security,” John Cerasuolo, ADS president and CEO, said in the announcement.

Cerasuolo told Security Systems News, “We are excited about having Bob and his company join ADS, and he will be leading the team there from that location in Oxford, which is the perfect scenario for us.”

He continued, “It is a great location because it is nestled right between two of our other branches, Birmingham and Guest, so it fills out the network of locations so we can support a broad section of the entire state of Alabama with those eight branches that we have.”

ADS picks up approximately 1,500 accounts that are a good mix of residential and commercial—“very similar to our kind of account mix,” Cerasuolo noted.

“Their specialty and expertise is in what we look for, which is the premier local provider in a market that we want to get into,” he said. “They did it well, whether it was residential or small commercial, and do a great job of serving the community among the whole range of customers that would be in that Oxford area.”

Cerasuolo said that he expects the same acquisition pace to continue for the balance of the year. “We have a good group of owners that we are working with now and we hope to have more announcements as the year progresses,” he said.

Systems By Design customers will have access to the ADS advanced suite of residential and commercial services, including a mobile app, smart home technologies, video surveillance and access control solutions. ADS also owns and operates a monitoring center located in Nashville.