Zeus Fire & Security acquires PASS Security

May 30, 2023
Zeus’ partnership with PASS Security is part of the company’s ongoing mission to partner with quality operators and expand best-in-class service offerings to customers across the country.

Paoli, PA – Zeus Fire & Security (Zeus), a portfolio company of Baltimore-based Access Holdings, today announced a new partnership with PASS Security. PASS has provided enterprise-scale integrated security solutions across the greater Midwest for over 50 years. PASS is a leading security company with expertise across commercial verticals including critical infrastructure and education.

“PASS has built an incredible business based on their ability to deeply understand their customers’ needs and design custom solutions to meet those needs,” said Scott R. Elkins, CEO of Zeus Fire & Security. “The company has experienced tremendous growth and we look forward to accelerating that growth with the resources that Zeus brings to the table. We are excited about establishing a presence in St. Louis and PASS will be a key part of our foundation for expansion across the Midwest.” 

Zeus Fire & Security was formed in 2021 as a platform business to partner with leading fire safety and security operators in premier markets. Zeus’ partnership with PASS Security is part of the company’s ongoing mission to partner with quality operators and expand best-in-class service offerings to customers across the country. 

“Brian and Steve have assembled a great team at PASS and we’re excited to welcome them to Zeus,” said John Cannon, Vice Chairman of Zeus Fire & Security. “At Zeus, we’re always looking to partner with top operators to help support their vision. PASS has unique expertise in serving complex industries and we look forward to bringing the resources to the table that will help continue their impressive growth trajectory.” 

For the past 50 years, PASS Security has been dedicated to keeping commercial businesses safe across the Midwest and providing expert security solutions for complex markets including critical infrastructure, higher education, and health care. PASS offers a full suite of solutions including video surveillance, alarm monitoring, and access control. PASS supports over 8,000 customers today from their headquarters in Fairview Heights, Ill. 

“We are looking forward to working closely with Zeus to further grow our presence in the Midwest with St. Louis as our central Hub,” said Brian Sullivan, President of PASS Security. “Zeus is the right partner to help us grow PASS while preserving the culture we’ve built over the past 5 decades and continuing to offer the exceptional customer service that we’re known for.”


About Zeus Fire & Security Zeus Fire & Security was established in 2021 to build a national network of fire protection and security providers recognized for execution excellence across a variety of service lines and end markets. Zeus addresses customers’ commercial and residential fire protection and security needs through a broad array of services from mission critical fire system installation, testing, and inspection to physical security system installation and video monitoring. Zeus was established with the singular purpose of partnering with industry-leading fire and security operators who are seeking a collaborative growth partner dedicated to inspiring and accelerating the long-term growth of business and team members. In addition to PASS, Zeus operates Alert Alarm Hawaii, SMG Security of Chicago, Independent Alarm of New Jersey, and national-account provider UAS. For more information, please visit https://www.zeusfireandsecurity.com.

About PASS Security Founded in 1969, PASS Security designs, installs, and maintains large, commercial business and enterprise-scale integrated security systems. From video surveillance security cameras to access control systems, alarm monitoring, video verification, and more, PASS currently serves over 8,000 customers across the Miwest with a focus in the St. Louis and Metro East area as well as Central and Southern Illinois. For more information, please visit https://www.passsecurity.com/

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