HSM Electronic Protection Services Purchases Alarm Operations of Central Alarm Systems

March 7, 2006

JUPITER, Fla. - HSM Electronic Protection Services, Inc. today announced the purchase of the security alarm operations of Central Alarm Systems, Inc. located in Dallas, TX. The sale includes approximately 400 commercial and residential accounts being serviced in the East Texas and Dallas market areas. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

"The Central Alarm Systems acquisition allows us to increase our presence in the East Texas and Dallas markets we see as a strong growth opportunity for our company. As we continue to expand, we look forward to working with our new customers by upholding HSM's commitment and dedication to superior customer service," stated Tim Whall, president and chief operating officer of HSM.

"When I decided to retire from the alarm service and security systems business, I had three important goals," states Jim Smith, President of Central Alarm Systems, Inc. "They included ensuring that my subscribers would have ongoing, high quality service, continued employment for my staff, and finding a buyer for my company with undisputed honesty and integrity.

"I was fortunate to find an organization that met all of these goals, HSM Electronic Protection Services. I have no doubt they will provide my customers with even greater resources for their future alarm and security needs."

Central Alarm Systems, Inc. was founded in 1940 as an engineering company whose focus was primarily that of designing security and fire alarm systems for military bases in the southwest. Over the past 60 years, Central Alarm Systems has installed and serviced commercial, industrial, educational, governmental and residential security/fire systems in dozens of cities and towns throughout the southwest.

HSM is the largest privately held commercial electronic security company in the United States with 50 offices serving over 80 of the country's largest metropolitan markets. HSM designs, installs and services security systems for both commercial and residential customers. HSM represents a national network of resources, state-of-the-art technology, and a culture dedicated to excellence; where its employees have the training, the equipment, and the processes they need to deliver the finest solutions for the needs of its customers. HSM provides its customers with the best of both worlds, a local company with national resources, and one of the most trusted names in security serving over 175,000 customers.

The Dallas office of HSM is located at 2828 East Trinity Mills Road, Dallas, TX 75370; (214) 390-0158.