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June 19, 2024Ken Showers, Managing Editor

Summer is in full swing if you hadn’t guessed by the extreme temperatures surfacing everywhere (unless you happen to live in Antarctica), and somehow, we’re still in full swing of conference season. Actually, scratch that, I might be wrong. It occurs to me that we might not ever truly be OUT of conference season in the security industry. I mean, ISC West was only a scant few months ago in April, and then in May we had PSA TEC. We started out at the beginning of June with the Electronic...

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Pye-Barker’s acquisition strategy tied to success, culture and service, says Proctor

June 19, 2024Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—CEO Bart Proctor likens Pye-Barker Fire & Safety’s acquisition strategy to adding new members to its family. And that family has truly extended over the last eight years, as the Alpharetta, Ga.- based fire protection, life safety, and security services provider has added nearly 200 companies to its portfolio since 2016, including 34 acquisitions since the beginning of 2024. Company success As Proctor told Security Systems News, this aggressive acquisition strategy...

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Pye-Barker Acquires Brightspeed Security Systems

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Pye-Barker acquires Brightspeed Security Systems

June 18, 2024SSN Staff

ATLANTA — Pye-Barker Fire & Safety will now be able to service customers in Arkansas and northern Louisiana thanks to its acquisition of Brightspeed Security Systems. Brightspeed, based in Monroe, La., inspects, services and installs fire alarm, fire detection, security and video surveillance systems in Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas. It also provides central monitoring services. Pye-Barker acquired Brightspeed Security Systems, which operated as CenturyLink Security prior to October 2022,...

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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety gains five new locations with acquisition of Bates Security

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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety gains five new locations with acquisition of Bates Security

June 11, 2024SSN Staff

ATLANTA — Pye-Barker Fire & Safety – a full-service fire protection, life safety and security services provider in the United States – has acquired Bates Security, a security and alarms systems provider in the Southeast. Bates Security, ranked No. 32 on the latest SDM Top 100, is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, and operates additional offices in Prestonsburg, Kentucky; Jacksonville, Florida; Vero Beach, Florida; and Lake Placid, Florida. With these additions, Pye-Barker...

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Pye-Barker closes out May with a pair of acquisitions

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Pye-Barker closes out May with a pair of acquisitions

May 29, 2024SSN Staff

ATLANTA — Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has recently made a few more acquisitions to round out the month of May. On May 29th, Pye-Barker acquired Security Solutions Inc., a security, alarms and surveillance systems provider serving the Norwalk, Connecticut area. A family-run business for more than 30 years, Security Solutions has built a presence with customers from Greenwich to New Haven. Founded and led by the Orvis family, Security Solutions Inc. (SSI) offers security alarms, fire alarms,...

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Pye-Barker acquires security integrator Vermillion Systems

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Pye-Barker acquires security integrator Vermillion Systems

May 23, 2024SSN Staff

ATLANTA — Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has revealed it will now operate in Central Indiana after acquiring fast-growing security systems integrator Vermillion Systems. Pye-Barker said it remains steadfast in its commitment to provide full-service life safety offerings to better protect communities throughout the United States. Founded in 1999 by David Vermillion, Vermillion Systems is headquartered in Walkerton, Indiana, outside of South Bend and provides fire alarm monitoring, video surveillance,...

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Pye-Barker acquires Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm Company

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Pye-Barker acquires Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm Company

May 17, 2024SSN Staff

ATLANTA — Pye-Barker Fire & Safety is expanding in South Carolina with the acquisition of 99-year-old security solutions provider Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm, Co. The companies noted that they are excited to provide expanded services to existing customers through the partnership. Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm, Co., headquartered in Belton, South Carolina, provides burglar alarm, fire alarm, CCTV, video surveillance and alarm monitoring services throughout Upstate South Carolina....

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Pye-Barker Acquires Alarm Specialists

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Pye-Barker acquires Alarm Specialists

April 30, 2024SSN Staff

ATLANTA – Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired Alarm Specialists Inc., a security and fire alarms systems provider serving the New York-Connecticut-New Jersey area. An acquisitive company on a hot streak, Pye-Barker has grown to 6,000 team members serving customers across 40 states. Headquartered north of New York City in White Plains, N.Y., Alarm Specialists services, installs and designs custom security and fire detection systems, including video surveillance, CCTV, access control,...

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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires Absolute Fire Protection

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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires Absolute Fire Protection

March 19, 2024SSN Staff

ATLANTA – Pye-Barker Fire & Safety announced the expansion of its full fire code-compliance capabilities in the Mid-Atlantic with the acquisition of Absolute Fire Protection.  A fire sprinkler and fire alarm company headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, Absolute Fire Protection serves the Washington-Baltimore metro area, all of Maryland and areas of Delaware. It was founded in 1989 by Larry Cate and Dan Mathias who met as Maryland high school freshmen and dreamed of starting their...

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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires CRIMPCO

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Pye-Barker Fire & Safety acquires CRIMPCO

February 23, 2024SSN Staff

ATLANTA – Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired CRIMPCO, a security alarm and monitoring company based in Baltimore, Md. Pye-Barker stated in a release that this addition increases its capability to provide full-service fire and life safety to Maryland and the broader Mid-Atlantic region, complementing its fire protection offerings in the area and widening its customer base. CRIMPCO was founded in 1968 by a recent college graduate, Bob Jolson, selling businesses panic button systems....

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