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Allied Universal acquires IT-focused integrator

Allied Universal acquires IT-focused integrator Deal expands the company’s IT infrastructure capabilities in the Tri-State area

Allied Universal acquires IT-focused integrator

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal’s recent acquisition of New Jersey-based Service Works Inc. (SWI), a security and IT infrastructure integrator offering turnkey and custom solutions to clients nationwide, expands on its IT capabilities in the Tri-State area.

Allied Universal Chairman and CEO Steve Jones told Security Systems News that Allied Universal had been working with SWI for about a year on this deal as this type of acquisition “aligns perfectly with our strategy to target specific geographic territories in order to expand our technology services, especially within the Northeast.”

As an IT infrastructure integrator offering turnkey and custom solutions to clients nationwide, SWI helps Allied Universal to build up this side of its offerings with more IT infrastructure solutions and integration, especially in the tri-state area, Jones noted.

“Safety and security have been among the leading drivers pushing advancements forward and adopting better solutions, especially in the technology space,” he explained. “The security industry is at a convergence point where manned-guarding, robots, drones and AI technology are now working together to create cohesive solutions for businesses. Due to the advances in IT security, our security professionals are better equipped to help reduce incidents, respond faster to emergencies and provide unmatched operational performance accountability.”

All SWI employees will be joining Allied Universal, which is also keeping all SWI offices in New Jersey, Manhattan and Long Island.

SWI provides end-to-end service, from design to maintenance, to clients in the commercial, education, industrial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, government and financial industries across the United States. With revenues exceeding $14.8 million and 35 employees, SWI specializes in video surveillance, access control, intercom and gate systems, turnstiles, intrusion alarm systems, IT infrastructure and audiovisual.

“Allied Universal’s vast resources will help to fuel continued growth in the security technology solutions market,” SWI Founder and President Stephen Govel said in the announcement. “We could never have been successful without all our talented employees at SWI and I thank each one of them for their constant dedication to offering our clients top-notch service.”

SWI’s tech experts have experience in design, engineering, project management, installation and service. The company takes pride in its unique ability to design and fabricate integrated systems and devices to accommodate any specific need or situation.

SWI was represented by financial advisor Sandra Jones and Company in the transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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