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.

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