Sciens Building Solutions announced its first acquisition in Maryland, adding LS Systems to its growing portfolio. 

LS Systems was established in 1996 just outside of Baltimore. The company quickly became a well-respected life safety powerhouse focused on design, construction and maintenance of fire protection, electronic security, and emergency communication systems, according to the announcement. Its team of over 90 professionals are said to be market leaders in providing fire and life safety services in the complex healthcare, retail, hospitality, higher education and government spaces. 

With four already-established Northeast locations, LS Systems increases San Francisco-based Sciens' presence in this region, along with the Washington metropolitan area, allowing them to provide coverage and expanded capabilities to even more customers, while leveraging the unique offerings of LS Systems across the Sciens portfolio. 

"Sciens' commitment to a Mid-Atlantic regional expansion, combined with our capabilities and relationships, will enhance our ability to serve our loyal customers, as well as new clients," said Derrick Mitchell, President of LS Systems. "We chose to partner with Sciens to become part of a platform that can serve our customers locally, regionally, and nationally. LS Systems and Sciens both view growth as a top priority, not only for our customer base but for our valued employees, so we're excited to be a part of the ongoing expansion across the country." 

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.