Midwest Alarm Services Purchases Electric Specialties Co.

Based in Omaha, Neb., Electric Specialties Co. provides service, inspection and monitoring services to more 350 customers.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Midwest Alarm Services, a provider of life-safety systems, based here, has acquired Electric Specialties Co. of Omaha, Neb. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded by Herk Campbell in 1983, Electric Specialties Co. provides service, inspection and monitoring services to more 350 customers. Campbell and his employees have joined the Midwest Alarm Services team.

“Finding the right company to tend to our ‘family’ was paramount. We found that perfect fit in Midwest Alarm Services,” says Campbell.

Doug Richard, president of Midwest Alarm Services, adds, “Electric Specialties is a great business with wonderful people fitting perfectly with our customer first mindset. We are very excited to expand our footprint into Nebraska and look forward to growing with the great team that is already in place.”


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Established in 1950, Midwest Alarm Services is a family-owned company that operates across four states. The fire-protection specialist was acquired by Per Mar Security Services in 1998 to become a core business unit for the super-regional player.

Midwest Alarm is a leading Notifier dealer, and provides life-safety systems and services including card access systems, fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers/hoods, fire inspections, master clock systems, monitoring, nurse call systems, system design/layout and video surveillance.

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