Sciens Building Solutions Acquires Central Florida Fire & Security Firm

Huron Capital’s fire detection and integrated solutions company acquired SmartWatch Security & Sound to enhance its business development efforts in Florida.

DETROIT — Huron Capital announces its fire detection and integrated solutions ExecFactor platform, Sciens Building Solutions, has acquired Mount Dora, Fla.-based fire, security and sound firm SmartWatch Security & Sound.

The acquisition is said to provide Sciens with beneficial expertise and resources in access control, video surveillance and sound, while expanding product offerings across new and existing customers.

“Sciens’ strong market experience and operational expertise combined with our capabilities and relationships are expected to enhance our ability to serve our loyal customers and new clients,” says Madelaine Lock, president of SmartWatch. “We are already recognized as a provider of choice by our existing customer base, and we are excited to leverage this position, as well as Sciens’ institutional knowledge and capabilities to pursue continued market penetration and growth together.”

Founded in 2000, SmartWatch designs, installs, services and monitors enterprise access control systems, video surveillance solutions, fire alarm systems, emergency responder systems and comprehensive sound systems.

The company primarily serves the Orlando and Central Florida markets and employs a staff of over 40 employees, most of whom are supporting customers in the field, according to the company.

SmartWatch provides support to customers in vertical markets, such as hospitality, theme parks, corporate campuses, healthcare, higher education and government.

“We are delighted to welcome SmartWatch to the Sciens family and to continue working alongside their leadership team and talented employees,” says Terry Heath, Sciens CEO. “SmartWatch brings added capabilities to the Sciens platform, which we plan to leverage across all of our locations, allowing us to provide more options to our existing and new customers as we continue on our fun, growth journey.”

Huron Capital formed Sciens in 2016 to pursue a buy-and-build investment strategy in the fire detection and integrated solutions sector. Earlier this year, the company acquired St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Critical System Solutions and Miami-based Empire Electric.

“We expect to enhance our leadership position and business development efforts in Florida,” says Huron Capital Vice President Danielle Lalli. “The acquisition of SmartWatch highlights our continued pursuit of strategic partnerships that align with Sciens’ values and service offerings as we further establish the business as a prominent leader within the fire detection and integrated solutions sector.”

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