Pye-Barker Acquires Matson Alarm to Extend California Presence

With more than 20,000 accounts today, Matson Alarm was founded by brothers Larry and Mike Matson in 1974 and remains a family-run company.

ATLANTA — Pye-Barker Fire & Safety announces the acquisition of Fresno, Calif.-based Matson Alarm for undisclosed terms.

The transaction strengthens Pye-Barker‘s presence in the Golden State while bolstering its service offerings in the Central California market, according to the announcement.

Matson Alarm is said to offer industry-leading customized security services for residential and commercial customers that include internet-enabled control devices, real-time video surveillance, fire alarm systems, GPS fleet tracking and automated building access systems. The company was founded by brothers Larry and Mike Matson in 1974 and remains a family-run company. Today it has more than 20,000 monitored accounts and employs more than 90 people.

Matson Alarm is known for providing excellent customer service and quality, and state-of-the-art security equipment and technology, the announcement states.

Matson Alarm was named DMP’s Mid-Market Dealer of the Year in 2020 and 2019, has received eight Honeywell Circle of Excellence Awards, and has won The Business Journal‘s Best Security Company award three years running.

“We are very excited to partner with Pye-Barker and help expand their national presence as a premier fire, safety and security provider,” says Rebecca Purtz, president of Matson Alarm. “As we benefit from their 75-year history, this partnership will bring company growth and advancement opportunities for our employees, while allowing us to continue providing best-in-class service and real security solutions for our customers throughout California.”

“Matson Alarm is a leading security provider in California’s Central Valley. The Matson name and reputation are synonymous with excellence, and we are humbled by the opportunity to carry that legacy forward,” says Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker.

Matson Alarm’s leadership team and security professionals will continue to service new and existing customers.

Based here, Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has over 120 locations and 3,100 team members. It is a full-service company offering portable extinguishers, restaurant fire suppression, special hazard systems, fire sprinklers, fire alarms and security.

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