Allied Universal Acquires Midstate Security to Expand Technology Services Division

Midstate Security designs, installs, services and maintains security systems for a wide variety of customers throughout Michigan and the Midwest.

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Allied Universal — the focus of a major feature article in SSI’s September issue — has acquired Wyoming, Mich.-based Midstate Security, a fully integrated electronic security and monitoring systems company.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“The addition of Midstate is the first of many steps we are taking to build-out our technology services business following our platform acquisition of Securadyne Systems earlier this year,” states Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America. “This acquisition is an important part of our broader strategy to leverage technology across our entire business footprint.”

Founded in 1980, Midstate Security designs, installs, services and maintains security systems for a wide variety of customers throughout Michigan and the Midwest. With revenues exceeding $20 million and 89 employees, the company also provides an array of remote services from its UL-Listed central station in Wyoming, Mich.

“Allied Universal aligns perfectly with Midstate’s mission and overall customer service philosophy,” says David Nemmers, CEO of Midstate Security. “I am extremely proud of our employees and what we have built, and I am excited about the future growth potential offered by Allied Universal for them and our customers.”

Midstate Security will expand the company’s Allied Universal Technology Services division, which provides electronic access control, video surveillance, fire/life-safety, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, hosted/managed services and a variety of global security operating center (GSOC-as-a-Service) offerings.

“Midstate’s ability to expand our geographic reach into the Midwest, as well as their enterprise-class delivery capabilities are both strategically important additions to our business,” says Carey Boethel, president of Dallas-based Allied Universal Technology Services. “We are excited to be partnering with such a great team as we continue to grow and expand across the U.S.”

Midstate Security was represented by Barry Epstein of Vertex Capital Corp. and the law firm Rhoades McKee PC in the transaction.

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5 Responses to “Allied Universal Acquires Midstate Security to Expand Technology Services Division”

  1. Jeff Brown says:

    AUSS sucks. Got to go out of your way for 20+ hours of orientation and training all while they are sweet talking you to get you in there. But, after you’re in they nit-pick all the tiniest things to write you up for not matter how hard you are trying or extra work you are doing for them. But, if you’re buddies with the supervisor you can sit on your butt and do nothing and he won’t say a thing. Also, the supervisors won’t do anything themselves as they claim that they don’t do certain supervisor type jobs and they just tell you that a different supervisor handles that job. Then that supervisor tells you that they don’t do it and that you have to go back to the one that directed you to them!!

  2. J. DiPane says:

    Fortunately I have had a completely different experience working for Allied Universal Security Services. Our trainer made the class interesting. My immediate supervisor is very knowledgeable, as well as our project manager. We worked though some difficulties to find solutions to the problems presented when opening a new facility. The only problem I noticed was with many of the younger Security Professionals not being able to have their “technology” in a metal free environment. This caused a few of them to reconsider their profession. Our team meshed well and ideas were accepted from all levels to help improve service to the client and standardize the procedures we used. The only thing anyone asked, from the managers all the way down the line, was that you simply do your job!!! Not a difficult concept or expectation!

  3. Jeff Brown says:

    Unfortunately, it didn’t matter how well you did your job at where I was posted as they would find something wrong with it no matter how trivial. And, it didn’t matter how you explained it both your job and whatever you said was wrong. They would even accuse you of being a liar even though you had been nothing but honest (the only dishonest ones were them). It may have appeared that I wasn’t being straight up with them, but it was only because it’s extremely difficult for me to talk to people, particularly in stressful situations like that where I’m put on the spot. I am extremely socially awkward to the point of almost being considered autistic. Personally, I believe that I am, at least at the very low end of the spectrum, but the doctors I’ve had don’t really agree. At any rate, I pointed out to them about being socially awkward (although I didn’t go into all the Autism stuff) the last time they wrote me up and they practically laughed at me.

  4. Joseph C. Primous says:

    Security Services starts with Uniformed Quality. However, when Personnel in any Company and/or industry becomes self serving a Cooperatve environment is defeated. Openess, Opportunity, promotion and communication doesn’t happen due to self serving Client Service Managers, Operation Managers, Account Managers and Supervisors. They have failed to encourage Security to go beyond Uniform Quality and Institute it Company wide. The acquisitions are clearly the Upper Management competitive nature. However, in trust Uniform Quality must be distribute both in Our Company image, Service responsibilities and Career Opportunity.

    Should Security Guards get told quality of Uniform isn’t apart of Allied Universal Investment than One has to believe that this level of. Management must be misinformed.

    Joseph C. Primous, M.Ed., Educational Leadership & Ethics

  5. James Doe says:

    Some of the most incompetent managers i ever came across. Pay checks are always wrong. It takes weeks to get it corrected. They ignore your calls and text messages. I want to think that this might be deliberate. No body in authotity seems to care abouts employees welfare. It is frustrating

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