Minuteman Security Technologies Grows Northeast Footprint With Norris Buy

Along with its headquarters in South Portland, Maine, Norris has branch offices in Bangor, Maine, Lee, N.H., and Burlington, Vt.

ANDOVER, Maine — Minuteman Security Technologies, a provider of enterprise security technology solutions, has acquired systems integration firm Norris Inc., of South Portland, Maine.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With the addition of Norris’s four locations in New England, Minuteman will become the region’s largest independent full-service provider of integrated security, communication and life-safety systems, according to a press release.

“We are excited to welcome Norris into the Minuteman family,” states Joseph Lynch, Minuteman’s CEO. “As we strive to provide customers with best-in-class advanced security systems, Norris deepens our presence in a core northeastern market, expands our offering into fire life safety, and adds Vigilance, a proprietary mass notification system, to our cutting-edge technologies.”

Founded by Harty Norris in 1979 as a security systems dealer, Norris grew to offer engineered security and fire alarm systems and then progressed to selling all types of security systems, emergency call systems and communications, as well as leading technologies, specialized products, and installation and other services.

Norris, who served as board chairman, along with his brother, Brad Norris, a board advisor, have retired from the company.

“Brad and I are incredibly proud of how we have grown Norris over the last 40 years, with a focus on doing important work that contributes to public safety and building a great work environment for our employees. We are pleased to have found a partner in Minuteman, which shares these values and our collective commitment to quality and innovation,” Norris says.

Jason Roberts, Norris’s CEO, adds: “My management team and I look forward to partnering with Minuteman, whose talented team, resources, and capabilities will support substantial continued growth within and beyond the region. We are very excited to continue to help drive the growth.”

Like Minuteman, Norris serves enterprise clients nationwide across diverse end markets, including business enterprise, education, energy, healthcare, mass transit, property management and public safety.

Along with its headquarters, Norris has branch offices in Bangor, Maine, Lee, N.H., and Burlington, Vt. Minuteman operates regional offices in Andover, Mass., Chicago, Manchester, N.H., Middlebury, Vt., Portland, Maine, and Tampa, Fla.

If you enjoyed this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Security Is Our Business, Too

For professionals who recommend, buy and install all types of electronic security equipment, a free subscription to Security Sales & Integration is like having a consultant on call. You’ll find an ideal balance of technology and business coverage, with installation tips and techniques for products and updates on how to add sales to your bottom line.

A free subscription to the #1 resource for the residential and commercial security industry will prove to be invaluable. Subscribe today!

Subscribe Today!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Our Newsletters