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ADS Security Notches 1st Acquisition in 2019 With Accounts Buy in S.C.

The acquired company, Security Specialists, has served the Midlands of South Carolina since 1976.

NASHVILLE — ADS Security, a regional security and automation company, has acquired the customer accounts of Security Specialists in Lexington, S.C., for undisclosed terms.

Security Specialists, an authorized Alarm.com dealer, has served the Midlands of South Carolina since 1976, according to its website. ADS will service the new customer accounts out of its Columbia, S.C., branch. Security Specialists’ owner, John Kerce, and his team will be joining ADS Security.

“Security Specialists is a great company and we are very fortunate to have John and his team joining ADS Security. Together, we will be able to provide better security to more homes and businesses in the Columbia area,” says John Cerasuolo, ADS president and CEO.

Security Specialists’ customers will have access to the ADS advanced suite of residential and commercial services, including an industry-leading mobile app, smart home technologies, video surveillance and access control solutions.

In January, ADS announced it had surpassed $4 million in recurring monthly revenue (RMR). The company achieved this mark in 2018 “through strong organic growth driven by a focus on providing legendary service and by maintaining a large acquisition pipeline,” the announcement states.

The company acquired eight companies in 2018, surpassing its previous record of seven acquisitions in 2016.

ADS, based here, was established in 1990. The company operates a UL-Listed monitoring center and offers a full range of intrusion, fire alarm, video surveillance, access control and automation systems.

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