SBT Acquires Access Control Firm MAC Systems

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — Siemens Building Technologies Inc. (SBT) has completed its purchase of MAC Systems Inc. of Canton, Mass., and will integrate the company with its branch operations located throughout the New England states.

The newly acquired systems integrator, with about 60 employees, has been installing and servicing access control and security management systems in the New England region since 1981. A member of SecurityNet, the network of independently owned systems integrators, MAC Systems will continue to operate from its current location for the near term.

With more than 4,000 separate installations and nearly 20,000 card readers managing facility access, the company’s customer base represents some of the most prominent organizations, businesses and institutions in New England, says George West, vice president and head of SBT Security Solutions Business Unit.

“Our customers throughout New England will benefit from the combined resources and experience of our two companies,” West says.

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Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

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