Per Mar Acquires Northern Wisconsin Security & Sound

The transaction adds 800 mostly residential accounts to the company’s footprint in the Badger State.

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Per Mar Security Services, based here, has acquired Northern Wisconsin Security & Sound of Arbor Vitae, Wisc.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Brian Duffy, president of Per Mars’ electronic security division, tells SSI the transaction included approximately 800 customers, amounting to an 80%/20% mix of residential and commercials accounts, respectively.

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The addition of Northern Wisconsin Security & Sound’s customer base continues to build Per Mar’s presence in Wisconsin where it now operates seven offices. Ben and Robert Berray, proprietors of he newly acquired company will join the Per Mar team and continue operations in the Arbor Vitae office.

Per Mar will continue providing sound and other low-voltage services offered by Northern Wisconsin Security & Sound.

“It is always great to be able to join forces with a company that has great employees and has always taken exceptional care of their customers,” Duffy said.

Established in 1953, Per Mar Security Services is the Midwest’s largest family owned security company, operating in 24 locations in the Midwest. The company provides security officers throughout the Midwest and operates a UL-listed, Five Diamond Certified central station that monitors more than 40,000 customers.

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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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