COPS Monitoring Buys SAI’s Wholesale Monitoring Business

Lydia Security Monitoring Inc., which operates under the name COPS Monitoring, announced today it has purchased the wholesale monitoring assets of SA Systems LLC, the parent company of Security Associates International Inc. (SAI).

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, SAI transferred to COPS Monitoring more than 900 dealer contracts representing more than 128,000 subscriber accounts.

In the announcement, Ray Gross, president of SAI, said the transaction is in line with the company’s strategy to focus on the retail sector of the industry, including inbound and outbound customer service, technical service and monitoring for a select retail dealer network.

Gross also said SAI’s former dealers and respective customers can expect to receive a high level of service from COPS Monitoring, which has been exclusively dedicated to wholesale alarm monitoring for more than 30 years.

“They have built a well deserved reputation for exceptional service,” Gross said. “In addition, we have worked with COPS Monitoring management over the past few months to develop a plan to ensure a smooth transition.”

Jim McMullen, president of COPS Monitoring, said he looks forward to welcoming the new dealers and subscribers into the COPS Monitoring family.

“We are confident that this new base of dealers will quickly see that COPS Monitoring is totally dedicated to serving their needs,” McMullen said. “Over the next six months, the dealers will see vast benefits as the best practices and services of SAI are integrated into the C.O.P.S. Monitoring proprietary software platform.”

Former SAI chairman, CEO and founder Ron Davis of Davis Marketing Group says COPS’ management team and understanding of dealer needs makes it one of the finest monitoring companies in the industry.

“If SAI were to sell its monitored accounts to anyone, COPS is certainly one of the best choices,” Davis tells SSI. “SAI continues to be a recognized entity in the industry and I wish them every success.”

COPS Monitoring serves more than 3,100 dealers, representing more than 500,000 subscribers from three interconnected and fully redundant monitoring central stations located in New Jersey, Florida and Arizona.

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