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Doyle Security acquires Hart Alarm and Austin Security

Doyle Security acquires Hart Alarm and Austin Security

Doyle Security acquires Hart Alarm and Austin Security

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—With the acquisition of Hart Alarm in Albany, N.Y., and Austin Locksmithing & Security, Inc. in Olean, N.Y., super-regional security provider Doyle Security Systems continues to grow both organically and through acquisition, as the company closed on four companies in 2020.

“The four acquisitions we have closed this year have helped us increase our density in three existing markets and extended our footprint to a new market,” Doyle’s Director of Business Development Jack Doyle told Security Systems News. “The Hart acquisition in particular doubles our size in the Albany area. These four deals support our long standing strategy to grow by acquiring local companies with great reputations.”

Doyle acquired 4,000 alarm accounts from Hart Alarm, a family owned and operated company that has served the Capital District Region since 1974. The customer base features a roughly 70/30 mix of residential and commercial accounts. Doyle will welcome 10 former Hart employees in the merger.

The business will be combined with Doyle’s existing office in Albany and will create a dominant market position in the region. Doyle also welcomed security alarm customers from Austin Locksmithing & Security, Inc, based in Olean, NY. Founded in 1972, Austin provided commercial and residential security services and locksmithing to Olean, Cattaraugus, Allegany, McKean and Potter counties, as well as the Southern Tier and Northwestern, PA. Doyle will monitor and service the 450 alarm accounts, while Austin will maintain their locksmithing operations. The alarm customer base is 70 percent commercial and 30 percent residential. Doyle will also be bringing on two employees in the merger.

“We are incredibly excited to team up with the employees and customers of these two exceptional companies,” said Doyle Security President and CEO John G. Doyle Jr. “Both the Hart family in Albany and the Austin and Barie families in Olean have developed terrific customer and employee relationships. We are proud to carry on their respective traditions of providing quality service and being great paces to work.

These mergers mark Doyle’s third and fourth acquisitions of 2020, having previously acquired Titan Security in Syracuse, NY and Eltec Security in Geneva, NY and their fifth acquisition since celebrating their historic 100th anniversary on March 17, 2019.

As one of the largest provider of residential and commercial security, fire and medical monitoring systems in Upstate, Western and Central New York as well Western Pennsylvania, Doyle Security Systems services over 50,000 residential and commercial customers across New York and Pennsylvania. Doyle Security System's impressive history includes a CSAA “Central Station of the Year” award, the Better Business Bureau Torch Award and the Rochester Business Ethics Award.

Jack Doyle was also recently was honored with the SSN 40 under 40 award, joining the Class of 2020 winners who represent the next generation of leaders in the security industry.


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