Pye-Barker Fire & Safety Acquires Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm Co.

Pye-Barker acquisition of Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm will allow the companies to provide expanded services to existing customers.

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety Acquires Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm Co.

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ATLANTA — Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired 99-year-old security solutions provider Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm Co., expanding its operations across the southern U.S., according to a joint announcement.

The companies expressed excitement that the acquisition will allow them to provide expanded services to existing customers through the partnership.

Belton, S.C.-based Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm, Co., provides burglar alarm, fire alarm, CCTV, video surveillance and alarm monitoring services across upstate South Carolina, according to the joint announcement. The company was founded by W. Clarence Clinkscales, who owned a wholesale grocery distribution company before expanding into the alarms industry, the announcement says.

“My grandfather got into ‘electric security’ in 1925 after his own business was broken into and robbed,” said Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm president Hack Clinkscales in the announcement. “From that day forward, my grandfather set the foundation for our company’s values and principles, practicing honesty and integrity for our clients and employees, just as he would expect for his own family.

“After serving in World War II, my father Hack Clinkscales, Sr. became the second-generation owner/operator, and then I followed suit in 1975 after college. Our same core values are baked into the good people at Pye-Barker, and I trust them to carry on our legacy and keep the same feeling of being a local security provider,” he says in the announcement.

Why Pye-Barker Wanted Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm

“Southern Burglar and Fire Alarm’s low customer attrition and low employee turnover are a direct result of the culture fostered by the Clinkscales family,” says Pye-Barker CEO Bart Proctor in the joint announcement. “They had many choices when deciding to sell their business; it’s a privilege they chose to partner with Pye-Barker.”

Pye-Barker’s support and resources will allow day-to-day operations to continue under Southern Burglar’s leadership, technicians and staff.

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