Michael Stapleton Associates Acquires Access Systems Integration LLC to Provide Complete Security Systems Integration as Part of

NEW YORK , Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Stapleton Associates (MSA), the nation's largest privately owned SAFETY Act Certified Detection Security Company, announced today that it has acquired Access Systems Integration, LLC (ASI), the New York...


NEW YORK , Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Stapleton Associates (MSA), the nation's largest privately owned SAFETY Act Certified Detection Security Company, announced today that it has acquired Access Systems Integration, LLC (ASI), the New York region's leading Electronic Security Integrator. Together, MSA and ASI will continue to offer high-level perimeter security emphasizing protection against explosive devices, chemical and biological agents, and potential high-risk intruders, as well as integrated CCTV, digital recording, and access control systems.

ASI's product lines will be integrated into MSA's 24/7 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) which presently hosts a worldwide Communications and WMD Detection network with reach-back capabilities to subject matter experts. The MSA EOC Subject Matter Experts include Bomb Technicians, HazMat Technicians, and Counterterrorism Professionals who are supported by MSA's SmartTech, SmartChem, and many other existing security platforms.

With its newest additions to the existing SecureBuilding(R) Program, MSA plans to offer a multi-dimensional approach to the analysis, design, and integration of innovative facility systems to current and future clients.

This is the second MSA strategic acquisition in 2008. In January of this year, MSA acquired "JMT Associates," a specialized Boston security company, which provides executive protection, security and investigative services to clients in the energy sector, corporations, and high net worth individuals. JMT's management team and quality offerings are completely in synch with the gold standard MSA model. The acquisition and integration of JMT-MSA has extended MSA's presence in New England, and in new industry sectors throughout the country.

George Harvey , CEO of Michael Stapleton Associates, states "MSA is very excited to have acquired ASI, a quality Electronic Security Integrator. This acquisition truly rounds out our suite of service offerings, and gives our clients access to the full benefit of MSA's Secure Building(R) Program. It was critically important for us that we acquire an entity with quality management and a strong record of premier service and client satisfaction. Jim Hennessy and his team at ASI provide this."

"All of us at ASI are pleased about the finalization of the acquisition of Access Systems Integration," said James Hennessy , President of ASI. Mr. Hennessy will continue on as President of the Security Systems Integration Division of Michael Stapleton Associates.

Mr. Hennessy continued, "ASI's expertise in security systems integration will accelerate MSA's growth of specialized security programs. By combining the capabilities and products of ASI and MSA, we now have an enlarged product solution portfolio. Our combined customer base and sales operation will allow us to cross-sell products, leading to accelerated revenue growth. This acquisition will also further strengthen our technology portfolio and enable us to offer our customers comprehensive solutions to match the challenges of their growing security needs. As a result of this acquisition, we are ideally positioned to continue to be on the cutting edge of security technology and to deliver compelling products to the marketplace."

About Michael Stapleton Associates (MSA):

Michael Stapleton Associates (MSA), founded in 1987, provides high-level perimeter security for corporations, landmark structures, government facilities, and major non-governmental institutions. MSA's approach to high-level perimeter security emphasizes protection against explosive devices, chemical and biological agents, and potential high-risk intruders. Each security program, product, and service is designed for those threats that have potentially severe consequences. MSA's staff is comprised of veteran members of the law enforcement, military, and business community. They possess specialized experience and training in Counter-Terrorism, risk assessment, evacuation planning, explosives detection, facility and first responder protocols, special event security, and personal protection. MSA combines hands-on experts with information and technology focused on providing clients with the best possible resources for reducing their vulnerability to the threat of terrorism and protecting their personnel and property. Additionally, MSA was one of the first companies in the United States to receive SAFETY Act Certification by the Department of Homeland Security.

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