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ABCO Fire Protection Boosts Integration Expertise With Trico Security Buy

ABCO has acquired Trico Security, which specializes in access control and IP video surveillance systems.

CLEVELAND — ABCO Fire Protection, based here, has acquired all assets of Trico Security, a commercial security integrator located in Broadview Heights, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1968, Trico Security services northeast Ohio, specializing in access control and IP video systems for national and international corporations. The integrator is a good fit for ABCO’s focus on larger, multisite companies that want quality installation and outstanding service, says ABCO President Steve DeJohn.

Peter Wood, president of Trico Security, will join ABCO to assure his customers are serviced properly and to assist in bringing on new subscribers.

“This is a great match,” Wood says. “ABCO has the funds that will help bring Trico to its next levels. The people I’ve met at ABCO have been great to work with. This is truly a win-win situation.”


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ABCO specializes in the design, installation, repair, service and inspection of a wide variety of fire suppression and life-safety systems. The company supplies portable and fixed systems and complements these products with certification services. The company’s national partners also provide a suite of offerings with exhaust and hood-cleaning services, fire design and drafting services, along with fire/life-safety training.

ABCO is a distributor of Kidde Fire Systems products. A United Technologies Corp. (UTC) brand, Kidde Fire Systems includes Chemetron and Fenwal products, as well as the special hazard suppression systems and products the Kidde name has been associated with for many years.

ABCO also distributes the Marioff HI-FOG Water Mist Fire Suppression system as part of its partnership with Kidde. HI-FOG is designed to provide mission critical fire hazard protection in a system that is easily scalable to facilities of any size.

Steve Rubin of Davis Mergers & Acquisitions Group assisted Wood in the acquisition.

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One response to “ABCO Fire Protection Boosts Integration Expertise With Trico Security Buy”

  1. Congratulations to the teams at ABCO Fire Protection and Trico Security on an excellent alignment, and to Steve Rubin for helping the deal come together.

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