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Pye-Barker acquires two North Carolina-based security and alarm companies

Pye-Barker acquires two North Carolina-based security and alarm companies

ATLANTA—Pye-Barker Fire & Safety, one of the largest fully integrated and full-service fire protection, life safety and security services provider in the United States, has acquired two security and alarm companies based in Greensboro, N.C. – Alarmguard Security, Inc., and Sentry Watch.

Pye-Barker remains focused on a rapid growth trajectory supported through strategic acquisitions and organic sales. The company has made numerous acquisitions in the Carolinas in recent weeks, complementing its Southeast footprint.

Alarmguard SecurityFounded in 1989 by James and Rhonda Lee, Alarmguard Security provides integrated security and fire detection systems including burglar and fire alarms, access control and video surveillance. To propel Alarmguard's success, innovator and former Electronic Security Association (ESA) board member James Lee has focused on employee training and empowering customers with the latest technology.

"As a family-operated business for over 30 years, our community in North Carolina has come to know us for our commitment to protecting our neighbors. Pye-Barker has a fantastic reputation in the industry, and I'm confident in their team to uphold our high standards for customer care," James Lee said.

"Alarmguard is a great addition to the Pye-Barker family as we continue high-velocity growth while staying true to our roots as an organization built on family," said Bart Proctor, CEO at Pye-Barker. "I am proud of the incredible businesses we've partnered with in 2023 that enhance our full-service offerings and align with our values."

Pye-Barker also acquired Sentry Watch, which creates integrated life safety systems to protect property and lives. Headquartered in Greensboro, Sentry Watch's service areas have expanded to Charlotte, Raleigh, and Roxboro, N.C.

The highly skilled teams at Alarmguard and Sentry Watch will continue to serve customers in North Carolina.

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