ADT Acquires Ga.-Based Critical Systems to Expand Commercial Division

The acquisition will deepen the range of services that ADT Commercial can offer customers in Atlanta and the surrounding region.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — ADT (NYSE: ADT) announces the acquisition of Marietta, Ga.-based Critical Systems, a commercial security integration specialist, for undisclosed terms.

Founded in 2002, the acquired company provides enterprise-class fire alarm, fire suppression, life-safety and integrated building security solutions for high-rise properties, healthcare campuses and mission-critical data, manufacturing and distribution facilities in Atlanta and its suburbs.

“Critical Systems brings the power of nearly two decades of experience integrating sophisticated fire, life safety and security systems to help protect some of Atlanta’s most high-risk commercial facilities and will be instrumental in helping drive our commercial growth platform across the Southeast,” Dan Bresingham, executive vice president, ADT Commercial, states.

The acquisition will deepen the range of services the commercial division can offer customers in Atlanta and the region, whether providing fail-safe emergency communications systems in high-rise buildings or special hazard fire suppression at data centers, explains Michael McWilliams, senior vice president field operations, ADT Commercial.

“Critical Systems has the distinctive and specialized skills and service mindset to deliver peace of mind to commercial customers,” McWilliams adds.

Critical Systems President Bill Van Loan says he is enthusiastic about the additional resources and reach that aligning with ADT Commercial can provide to customers.

“Combining the professionalism and know-how of our well-trained technicians with the backing of ADT Commercial reinforces our commitment to customers especially for large, complex systems or multi-site projects,” he says.

With a wide portfolio of offerings, ADT Commercial says it delivers installation and service expertise for fully customized commercial solutions to meet the needs of any business. These include fire/life safety, intrusion detection, IP-based video, access control technologies, banking and ATM services, sprinkler installation and maintenance, security-only networks design, management and monitoring, remote monitoring, and enterprise risk management.

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