AlliedBarton Acquires Fox Group International

Acquisition of Florida security firm brings AlliedBarton further into residential security services


KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – Feb. 1, 2007 - AlliedBarton Security Services, the largest American owned and managed security services firm, announced that is has completed the acquisition of The Fox Group International, a security services firm located in Florida.

“The Fox Group International provides highly specialized security services to residential communities in Florida," explained Bill Whitmore President and CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services. "As part of our efforts to increase our capabilities in that service offering, we identified The Fox Group as leader in this area. The Fox Group has a reputation for customer service-oriented, well-trained security officers dedicated to the safety and security of the residents and property of gated communities. This acquisition expands our presence in this market and strengthens our leadership team for this service offering in other parts of the country."

AlliedBarton will immediately assume the security responsibilities of The Fox Group’s client sites.

"It is an honor to be joining this security industry leader and to be recognized for our dedication to excellence and quality of service in this market," adds Timothy Fox, CEO of The Fox Group International who joins the AlliedBarton team as the Vice President of Residential Services.

Headquartered in Lakeworth, FL, The Fox Group International is one of the leading providers of residential community security services. This niche service offering has allowed The Fox Group to develop a specialized service offering and earn a reputation for providing only attentive, highly trained security officers.

AlliedBarton Security Services, headquartered in King of Prussia, is the largest American-owned and managed security services firm. Since 1957, AlliedBarton has been providing quality security services and highly trained personnel to clients in a number of industry sectors, including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, shopping centers and other commercial facilities.