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Convergint acquires Ballou Fire Systems

Convergint acquires Ballou Fire Systems

Convergint acquires Ballou Fire Systems

HOUSTON, Texas – Systems integrator Convergint announced today that it would be acquiring Ballou Fire Systems, expanding its fire alarm and life safety business.

The Houston-based Ballou Fire Systems is known for its designs, installs, and servicing electronic life safety, security, and communications systems. Convergint said that the acquisition provides the company with Ballou’s team of experts in bolstering its offerings in the Houston and South Central region with a focus on healthcare, education, and commercial markets.

“The cultural synergies between Convergint and Ballou are undeniable, and we have always been impressed with their dedicated team and best-in-class service,” said Sean Flint, president of U.S. and Canada, Convergint. “Ballou’s well established, experienced, and highly trained team of frontline colleagues greatly compliments our South Central U.S. life safety presence.”

Since 2001 Convergint said that it has completed 55 acquisitions, expanding its reach to be closer to customers and increasing its market expertise while enhancing its global network of leaders and experts. The company noted that Ballou’s focus on life safety protection is what has enabled to build on its established network of customers in the region.

“By joining forces with Convergint, we’re able to help our customers take a more comprehensive approach to their critical life safety infrastructure, while supporting global customers with a presence in their local markets,” said Thomas Ballou, president & CEO, Ballou Fire Systems. “Further, Convergint’s culture of service and safety is well-aligned with our own core values, with both of our organizations dedicated to providing the tools, training, and programs so that all projects and service calls are completed successfully and without incident.”

A systems integrator that designs, installs, and services electronic security, cybersecurity, fire and life safety, building automation, and audio-visual systems, Convergint is a global company with over 9,000 employees and 200 locations worldwide.

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