Pye-Barker Fire & Safety announced the acquisition of AC Daughtry Security Systems, which services New Jersey and New York. AC Daughtry is a top provider of life safety solutions in the Northeast, where Pye-Barker has experienced rapid and significant growth, according to an announcement. 

AC Daughtry provides fire alarm systems, fire inspections, intrusion alarms, video surveillance, access control, intercoms and environmental detection solutions for commercial customers throughout New Jersey and southern New York, including New York City. The company also offers consulting and custom security solutions. 

AC Daughtry has fostered a family-oriented working environment for its employees built on comradery, cooperation and giving back to the community, the announcement states. 

“I believe that success relies on a commitment to simultaneously care for our team members and our customers,” said Heather Kahl, president and owner of AC Daughtry. “When evaluating next steps for my team, I knew I wanted to join an organization like Pye-Barker that invests in their people while upholding high standards for customer service.” 

“Pye-Barker is proud to bring on AC Daughtry, which reflects our own Core Values – Customer-bias, Trust, Respect and Commitment," said Bart Proctor, Pye-Barker CEO. “By partnering with like-minded business owners like Heather, we have been able to exponentially grow Pye-Barker's footprint and become the largest industry player. We're excited and energized by AC Daughtry's commitment to its customers and community.” 

General Manager Tom Gallagher and his team of technicians will continue to operate AC Daughtry. 

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction was coordinated by Philip Gardner, president of B Safe, which merged with Pye-Barker Fire & Safety in April 2022.