ADS Security (ADS), a regional electronic security and automation company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., has acquired customer accounts from Security and Fire Equipment Co. (SAFECO) of Northport, Ala. The purchase adds approximately 1,300 accounts to the ADS Alabama customer base, growing the market to approximately 21,300 accounts.
"SAFECO’s commitment to providing customers with outstanding service makes them a great fit for ADS,” says ADS President and CEO, John Cerasuolo. "They have been serving their community for fourteen years, and we are proud to introduce SAFECO customers to the local ADS Tuscaloosa team.”
The purchase of SAFECO is the first purchase for ADS this year, following the acquisition of about 6,500 accounts in Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia last year. In 2014, ADS acquired five security companies across the Southeast totaling approximately 6,400 accounts.
SAFECO customers will have access to the ADS advanced suite of residential and commercial security and automation services, including mobile management, smart home technologies, video surveillance and access control solutions; proprietary UL-listed1, CSAA2 Five Diamond monitoring center located in Nashville, Tennessee; and My ADS customer portal with simple online account management.
The purchased accounts will be serviced out of the ADS Tuscaloosa office located at 711 Black Bears Way in Tuscaloosa, Ala. SAFECO customers are currently being introduced and welcomed to ADS.
1 Underwriters Laboratories
2 Central Station Alarm Association