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ADS Security makes third buy of 2017

ADS Security makes third buy of 2017 Acquisition of PMI Security expands company’s presence in North Carolina

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security has acquired the accounts of PMI Security in New Bern, N.C., expanding the company's presence in North Carolina, which began in 2014 with the purchase of Seaboard Security Systems in Washington, N.C. ADS added a second branch in North Carolina last year with the purchase of Central Carolina Security in Sanford, N.C.

“We are excited to continue to grow our presence in the Carolinas,” John Cerasuolo, ADS President and CEO, said in the announcement. “It's always our goal to partner with great companies like PMI Security who have a history of excellence and stellar customer service.”

ADS SVP Domenic Cipollone, who oversees the region, told Security Systems News that PMI Security's New Bern location is going to fold into ADS' Washington branch, which is about 40 minutes away. PMI had a good mix of residential and commercial customers, about 50-50, he noted.

“PMI Security owner Ray Dail is going to join the ADS team as a sales executive and his expertise is on the commercial side so we are hoping to utilize his expertise to help us grow that market there,” he said. “I think it is going to be a good mix for us as we continue to service the existing customers there and start to pick up a new additional business as well.”

PMI Security customers will have access to the ADS suite of residential and commercial services, including a mobile app and online web portal, smart home technologies, video surveillance, and access control solutions. Additionally, ADS has a TMA Five Diamond monitoring center located in Nashville, Tenn.

Prior to this purchase, ADS closed on the customer accounts of ERMC Security Solutions in Chattanooga, Tenn. in August, and acquired Falcon Fire Systems in Charleston, S.C. in January. This follows a record-setting acquisition year for ADS in 2016, the company noted, where ADS added 8,000 accounts across six purchases and opened two new locations in Dothan, Ala. and Sanford, N.C.


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