Key principals in the acquisition: (Left to Right) Brad Tolliver, Sarah Bentley, John Bentley, Jr., Dean Guyette, and Mark Lewinski
Photo credit: Photo courtesy Per Mar Security Services
Dec. 17, 2010 -- Per Mar Security Services has acquired Digital Alarm Systems of Elkhart, Ind. Digital Alarm Systems was a family operated business owned by John and Sarah Bentley and in operation for 28 years providing electronic security systems, including burglar and fire alarm systems as well as access control and CCTV/video surveillance.
The Digital Alarm Systems business will be added to Per Mar's existing operations in South Bend, and means a greater account base in Indiana. Brad Humphries, Per Mar's South Bend electronic security general manager, is tasked with handling the transition, chiefly ensuring that "exceptional services continue to be provided to Digital Alarm's former customer base."
Humphries himself is a veteran of a Per Mar acquisition, having joined the company this fall through Per Mar's acquisition of Indiana Security Services.
Per Mar, based in Davenport, Iowa, dates back to 1953 and has steadily grown to monitoring over 40,000 accounts out of its UL-listed central station. The firm provides a full suite of security services, from alarm systems, to access, CCTV, guard services and more.
The acquisition of Digital Alarm Systems was effective Dec. 1, 2010.