ADT acquires Advanced Cabling Systems

Jan. 11, 2019
Company continues to expand its footprint in the commercial market with purchase of Arkansas-based integrator

ADT on Thursday announced that it has acquired Advanced Cabling Systems, continuing the company’s recent expansion in the commercial systems integration market. According to a statement, Advanced Cabling Systems, which is based in North Little Rock, Ark., will be merged with Red Hawk Fire & Security, which was acquired by ADT last fall.

Founded in 1997, Advanced has regional offices in Lowell, Ark., Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ozark, Mo., and specializes in the installation and service of integrated systems including structured cabling, fire alarm systems, audio/video, CCTV, access control, intrusion detection, intercom/paging systems, nurse call and infant protection systems.

“The addition of Advanced is part of our focus on commercial growth and underscores both ADT’s and Red Hawk’s focus on leveraging technology to deliver superior customer service and support to commercial and enterprise-level organizations, particularly those with multiple U.S. locations,” ADT Commercial Executive Vice President Dan Bresingham said.

Starting as a structured cabling company and evolving with technology, Advanced Cabling Systems now offers a full range of integrated systems.

“The move is positive proof that aligning with ADT elevates Red Hawk’s ability to showcase its products and services to a wider range of clients while increasing our overall geographic footprint and dedicated technician workforce to be the premier single point of contact for all our customers’ fire, life safety and security needs,” said Senior Vice President, Red Hawk Fire & Security, ADT Commercial, Michael McWilliams.

“At Advanced our focus on technology and customer service is why we know that aligning with the most recognizable brands in the fire and security industry will allow us to better serve existing and new commercial customers,” said President of Advanced Cabling Systems Michael Kennedy.

Since Aug. 2017, ADT has acquired seven other commercial integration companies, including Aronson Security Group (ASG), Access Systems Integration (ASI), ACME Security Systems, Protec Inc., MSE Corporate Security and Gaston Security.