ADS Acquires Central Carolina Security; Marks 20th Branch Across the Southeast

The purchased accounts will continue to be serviced out of Central Carolina Security’s facility in Sanford, N.C.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company based here, has acquired approximately 3,000 customer accounts from Central Carolina Security of Sanford, N.C. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ADS will retain the Sanford location, which marks the 20th branch for ADS across the Southeast.

“I could not be more excited to welcome [owner Nelson McDonald] and his team to ADS,” says John Cerasuolo, ADS president and CEO. “He has built a legacy of outstanding service and loyal customers and I am proud he chose ADS to help his team carry on that tradition.”

This is the second acquisition for ADS this year, following a deal for SAFECO and its 1,300 accounts in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in February. In 2015, ADS acquired security companies in Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia, totaling approximately 6,500 accounts.

Central Carolina Security customers – a mix of 65% residential, 35% commercial – will have access to the ADS advanced suite of residential and commercial security and automation services, including mobile management, smart home technologies, video surveillance and access control solutions.

The purchased accounts will continue to be serviced out of Central Carolina Security’s existing facility. The accounts will be monitored from ADS’s UL-listed, CSAA Five Diamond monitoring center located at its headquarters.

“We know that together with ADS we can offer an improved experience and wider range of services to our customers for a long time into the future,” McDonald s says.

If you enjoyed this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

About the Author


Although Bosch’s name is quite familiar to those in the security industry, his previous experience has been in daily newspaper journalism. Prior to joining SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION in 2006, he spent 15 years with the Los Angeles Times, where he performed a wide assortment of editorial responsibilities, including feature and metro department assignments as well as content producing for Bosch is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communication & Journalism. In 2007, he successfully completed the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s National Training School coursework to become a Certified Level I Alarm Technician.

Security Is Our Business, Too

For professionals who recommend, buy and install all types of electronic security equipment, a free subscription to Commercial Integrator + Security Sales & Integration is like having a consultant on call. You’ll find an ideal balance of technology and business coverage, with installation tips and techniques for products and updates on how to add to your bottom line.

A FREE subscription to the top resource for security and integration industry will prove to be invaluable.

Subscribe Today!

Get Our Newsletters