ADS Security makes fourth acquisition of 2017

Oct. 24, 2017
Purchase of Equinox Alarm Services expands company's presence in Alabama

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (10/23/17) – ADS Security (ADS), a regional electronic security and automation company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., has acquired the accounts of Equinox Alarm Services in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This purchase is the fourth for ADS in 2017, and marks the 4th consecutive year ADS had closed at least four acquisitions.

“We have an incredible team at ADS who works hard to make sure we are buying the right companies, and that the transition is as painless as possible for those customers,” said John Cerasuolo, ADS President and CEO. “We have known Carl and the quality of service he has provided for many years. Equinox Alarms provides an exceptional company culture and the type of legendary service we are always on the lookout for.”

Falcon Fire Systems in Charleston, SC was purchased by ADS in January. ADS closed on the customer accounts of ERMC Security Solutions in Chattanooga, TN in August. Just last month, PMI Security in New Bern, NC was purchased by ADS. This follows a record-setting acquisition year for ADS in 2016, where ADS added 8,000 accounts across 6 purchases and opened two new locations in Dothan, AL and Sanford, NC.

Equinox customers will have access to the ADS advanced suite of residential and commercial services. ADS offers an industry-leading mobile app and online web portal, smart home technologies, video surveillance, and access control solutions. Additionally, ADS has an elite, Five Diamond monitoring center located in Nashville, Tennessee, where customers can call and speak to a live person, 24/7/365.

The customers will be serviced out of the ADS Tuscaloosa office located at 711 Black Bears Way, Suite C, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Equinox Alarm Services owner, Carl Grantham, will be joining the ADS Security team in Tuscaloosa in a technician role. Equinox customers are currently being introduced and welcomed to ADS.



Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, ADS Security (ADS) was established in 1990 and currently serves thousands of businesses, industrial facilities and residences throughout the southeastern United States. ADS provides a full range of burglar and fire alarms, as well as video surveillance, access control and automation systems. ADS notably surpassed the $3,000,000 RMR mark in May of 2016. ADS Security is the only security installation company to operate a UL-listed, Monitoring Association Five Diamond monitoring center in Middle Tennessee. Each Monitoring Center Operator at ADS has earned the highest training certification available in the industry.