ADS Security Grows Florida Footprint With Acquisition

The purchase of Alarm Specialists in Cocoa, Fla., marks the fourth acquisition for ADS in 2016.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company, based here, has acquired customer accounts from Alarm Specialists of Cocoa, Fla. The purchase adds approximately 1,600 accounts (60% residential, 40% commercial) to ADS’s Melbourne, Fla., customer base.

ADS launched operations in Florida in 2007 with the acquisition of Advanced Detection Systems.

“Our expansion plan across the Southeast continues to progress with another excellent Florida alarm company,” says John Cerasuolo, ADS president and CEO. “We are proud to be teaming up with Alarm Specialists and look forward to delivering top-notch service to their customers.”

The purchase of Alarm Specialists is the fourth purchase for ADS this year, following the acquisition of about 1,300 accounts in Melbourne; 3,000 accounts in Sanford, N.C.; and 1,300 accounts in Northport, Ala. The deals have added more than 7,000 purchased accounts year-to-date. 

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