ADS Security Acquires to Expand Mississippi Footprint

The acquired The Alarm Co. customer base will have access to the ADS advanced suite of residential and commercial services, such as smart home technologies, video surveillance and access control solutions.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company based here, has acquired the customer accounts of The Alarm Co. of Jackson, Miss. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The purchase adds approximately 2,600 accounts — 80% residential and 20% commercial — to the ADS customer base. The regional security provider will retain The Alarm Co. office in Madison, Miss., establishing it as a second branch location in the Magnolia State, and the 23rd branch location company-wide.

The Alarm Co. Owner Tony Collums and his entire team will be joining ADS.

“Tony Collums and his outstanding team at The Alarm Co. are wonderful additions to ADS Security,” says John Cerasuolo, ADS president and CEO. “Our cultures are very similar and we are proud to welcome them to our company. I could not be more excited about this partnership!”

This marks the second acquisition for ADS in 2018. In March,  the company acquired the security accounts of RTC Secure, a division of Ringgold Telephone Co., in Ringgold, Ga. The company has completed 24 acquisitions since accelerating their pace in 2014.

According to its website, The Alarm Co. has provided installation and service for security systems, intercom systems, home theater systems, phone systems, structured wiring and more since 1989.

“I am thrilled to bring my customers and employees with me,” Collums says. “Their history of providing legendary service to each customer makes me feel confident that everyone will be in fantastic hands moving forward. There is a bright future for ADS in Central Mississippi.”

The Alarm Co. customers will have access to an advanced suite of residential and commercial services, like an industry-leading mobile app and online web portal, smart home technologies, video surveillance and access control solutions.

ADS was established in 1990 and currently serves thousands of businesses, industrial facilities and residences throughout the southeastern United States. The company operates a UL-listed monitoring center in Middle Tennessee.