Pye-Barker Fire & Safety Acquires Amherst Alarm, Expands Into Western New York

It marks the company’s second buy this month, following its acquisition of AC Daughtry Security Systems.

ATLANTA – Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired Amherst Alarm, an industry-leading fire alarm, security and monitoring provider in Western New York. The addition expands Pye-Barker’s alarms footprint outside of New York City and Long Island to the western part of the state.

Headquartered just outside of Buffalo in Amherst, N.Y., Amherst Alarm provides expert-level life safety solutions including security alarms, fire detection, 24/7 monitoring, video surveillance, access control and emergency service for businesses such as offices, restaurants, retail stores and warehouses.

Tim Creenan, an experienced security technician and SSI Industry Hall of Fame honoree, founded Amherst Alarm in 1984 with his wife Maryann and one part-time installer. Since then, Amherst has acquired several additional companies and has become a regional leader. The company won the 11th annual Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award for its ongoing efforts to reduce false alarm dispatches in 2016.

“Amherst Alarm has been in my family for nearly 40 years, so it was important for me to find the right organization to continue the work we’ve done for our team and clients,” says Creenan. “We believe Pye-Barker is the best fit to meet the needs of the communities we serve and help them protect life and property.”

Amherst Alarm’s team will continue to be led by the Creenans to serve customers in New York.

“Pye-Barker is honored to build on the success of the Creenans and Amherst Alarm,” says Bart Proctor, Pye-Barker CEO. “Over 100 fire and life safety business owners have entrusted Pye-Barker to continue their legacies, in large part because of our commitment to upholding the family-oriented environments they’ve created.”

Earlier this month, Pye-Barker announced its acquisition of AC Daughtry Security Systems, which services New Jersey and New York. AC Daughtry provides fire alarm systems, fire inspections, intrusion alarms, video surveillance, access control, intercoms and environmental detection solutions for commercial customers throughout New Jersey and southern New York (including New York City). The company also offers consulting and custom security solutions.

“I believe that success relies on a commitment to simultaneously care for our team members and our customers,” says Heather Kahl, president and owner of AC Daughtry. “When evaluating next steps for my team, I knew I wanted to join an organization like Pye-Barker that invests in their people while upholding high standards for customer service.”


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