Protection 1 Acquires Southeast Integrator Cam Connections

With offices in Florida and North Carolina, Cam Connections provides full-service systems integration services.

CHICAGO – Protection 1 has completed a deal to acquire Cam Connections Inc. (CCI), a full service security systems integrator based in Lakeland, Fla., with satellite offices in Davie, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C.

The acquisition follows the recent announcement that Apollo Global Management has signed definitive agreements to acquire both Protection 1 and ASG Security. Under this new arrangement, Protection 1 will serve as the platform on which Apollo will enter the security market and CCI will further complement the company’s offerings.

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“We have always looked for strategic acquisitions that can broader or deepen key areas of expertise.  We are excited to have CCI join the Protection 1 team. Between our national footprint and their expertise, we will be able to offer more solutions to our combined customers and prospects and build on our strong foundation,” Tim Whall, Protection 1’s chairman and CEO, said in a press release. “Cam Connections’ business model is based on the same philosophy as Protection 1’s, providing the latest in electronic security solutions to its customers while delivering the highest level of customer service – making them an ideal fit for our organization.”

The two companies offer similar technologies, including intrusion and life-safety systems, access control, video surveillance, video analytics and POS monitoring. According to its Web site, CCI is also licensed to work in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Founded in 1998, CCI currently employs nearly 60 individuals primarily focused on sales, service and installation of electronic security systems. Their current president and CEO, Robert Bull, will remain with the company as vice president of CCI, a division of Protection 1.

“This is going to be an amazing partnership,” Bull said. “Cam Connections has been known as one of the most innovative integration companies in the industry for several years while Protection 1 is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to electronic security solutions. We are going to do great things together.”

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