Sciens Building Solutions has acquired Mira Loma, Calif.-based Time and Alarm Systems (TAS) for undisclosed terms.  

With already-established locations in the San Francisco area, TAS increases Sciens Building's presence in California, allowing them to cover northern and south portions of the state. The partnership also allows TAS to offer its customers even more resources and expertise, while leveraging Sciens North American growth, according to an announcement. 

"We chose to partner with Sciens to become part of a platform that can serve our customers locally, regionally, and nationally. Combined with the global experience and capital support of Sciens, TAS can now invest to expand regionally and tap into the capabilities of the Sciens network to bring even more value to our customers," said Keith Senn, president of Time and Alarm Systems. "Growth is something that has always been a top priority at TAS and we're excited to grow together with Sciens as our new partner." 

TAS was established in 1978. The company’s team of experts are skilled in the integration of fire, security and sound systems. The integrator specializes in the K-12 school market in Southern California, bringing decades-long school district relationships to Sciens. 

Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by the Carlyle Group, Sciens Building Solutions is a holding company focused on the fire detection and security services sector. 

"Now with over 1,000 Sciens employees across the country, we are excited to keep the fun Sciens journey going, providing outstanding customer service with the best employees in the industry," said Sciens CEO Terry Heath. "The TAS/Sciens partnership will provide even more opportunity for customers and employees alike. And we're not slowing down anytime soon; you can be sure we will continue our focus to expand organically while pursuing more acquisitions like TAS throughout the United States."