Advanced Cabling Systems Acquires Fire Systems Specialist CENTRALARM

The transaction, which includes about 500 accounts, opens up a new territory in Missouri for the systems integrator.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Systems integrator Advanced Cabling Systems (ACS), based here, signed a definitive agreement to purchase CENTRALARM, a provider of security and fire/life-safety systems in Ozark, Mo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CENTRALARM employees have joined ACS to form a new southern Missouri location for the integrator. The location will allow CENTRALARM to better serve its more than 500 existing clients – which represent approximately $15,000 in recurring monthly revenue (RMR) – throughout the state and beyond.

“The combination of CENTRALARM’s technical knowledge and experience, along with their fire and security expertise, will allow us to continue to provide our clients with a complete integrated solution in an expanded footprint,” said ACS President Michael Kennedy.

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Since 1993, CENTRALARM has specialized in fire alarm system installation, repair, inspections, as well as provided sprinkler and extinguisher services. The company is a Silent Knight by Honeywell dealer.

“The infrastructure that Advanced Cabling Systems is able to provide with a dedicated engineering department, IT staff and CAD designers, will allow us to provide even more attention to detail in a scalable environment,” said CENTRALARM Proprietor Brent Johnson. “We are also excited to have the ability to offer our existing clients additional services to include such technology as audio/video, structured cabling and access control, among various other building technologies.”

Cornerstone Business Advisors acted as financial advisors throughout the transaction.

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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.

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