Sciens Building Solutions Acquires San Antonio’s Fire Alarm Control Systems

The purchase of Fire Alarm Control Systems marks the beginning of Sciens’ expansion into Texas.

SAN FRANCISCO — Sciens Building Solutions announces it has acquired San Antonio-based Fire Alarm Control Systems (FACS).

As Sciens continues on its rapid growth trajectory, the company says it plans to establish an expanded presence in the state of Texas, starting with FACS in the south-central region.

“The approach Sciens has taken, and the great companies it has chosen to partner with, is a true testament to the infinite potential of this platform and what it brings to the important fire-life safety industry,” says Duane Hannasch, president of FACS, who will remain in his current role. “We are proud to be part of the ongoing growth Sciens has experienced — and will continue to experience — as it will bring an even higher level of customer service, cross-collaboration and employee opportunities for the FACS family.”

Fire Alarm Control Systems was founded in 1995 as a small business, with operations in the San Antonio and South Texas areas, with a primary focus on the provision of fire alarm and voice communication systems for commercial, educational and federal government facilities. FACS has since expanded its expertise to include intercom, public address and mass notification systems.

Hannasch and Joe Ebrom run the company. Hannasch has over 35 years of experience in the life-safety industry and has been involved with many projects providing solutions for high-profile facilities at the area’s military bases.

Ebrom joined the FACS team in 1997 as vice president and partner and brought an expanded customer base to the company. Prior, Ebrom held positions as branch manager and regional manager of major manufacturing companies in the life-safety industries.

“Our entry into Texas kicks off with the phenomenal team at FACS in San Antonio and its tremendous leaders in Duane and Joe,” says Terry Heath, Sciens’ CEO. “The addition of this first-class company allows us to make our mark in a new region, where we will continue to expand our statewide and national presence whilst on this exciting, growth-focused journey.”

The deal marks Sciens’ first since it acquired Lodi, Calif.-based Cen-Cal Fire Systems last month.

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