Pye-Barker acquires Amherst Alarm in New York

March 10, 2023
The addition expands Pye-Barker's alarms footprint outside of New York City and Long Island to the western part of the state.

Pye-Barker Fire & Safety – the largest fully integrated fire protection, life safety and security services provider in the United States – has acquired Amherst Alarm, an industry-leading fire alarm, security and monitoring provider in Western New York.

This addition expands Pye-Barker's alarms footprint outside of New York City and Long Island to the western part of the state. The company has gained market dominance in the Northeast United States through rapid growth and an aggressive acquisition strategy.

Amherst Alarm, headquartered just outside of Buffalo in Amherst, New York, provides expert-level life safety solutions including security alarms, fire detection, 24/7 monitoring, video surveillance, access control and emergency service for businesses such as offices, restaurants, retail stores and warehouses. Tim Creenan, an experienced security technician, founded Amherst Alarm in 1984 with his wife Maryann and one part-time installer. Since then, Amherst has acquired several additional companies and become a leader in the Western New York market.

"Amherst Alarm has been in my family for nearly 40 years, so it was important for me to find the right organization to continue the work we've done for our team and clients," said Tim Creenan, CEO and Founder of Amherst Alarm. "We believe Pye-Barker is the best fit to meet the needs of the communities we serve and help them protect life and property."

"Pye-Barker is honored to build on the success of the Creenans and Amherst Alarm," said Bart Proctor, Pye-Barker CEO. "Over 100 fire and life safety business owners have entrusted Pye-Barker to continue their legacies, in large part because of our commitment to upholding the family-oriented environments they've created."

Amherst Alarm's team of highly skilled staff will continue to be led by the Creenans to serve customers in New York.