Security 101, a national provider of full-service commercial security solutions, announced that it acquired Security Solutions Northwest (SSNW), based in Bellingham, Wash., for undisclosed terms. 

SSNW is a leading regional provider of commercial security systems design and installation services. 

With this acquisition, Security 101 expands its presence in the state of Washington and complements its existing client base in the education, government and property management vertical markets. 

“Given SSNW’s commitment to exceptional customer service and their deep relationships, it is a natural fit for Security 101,” said Steve Crespo, CEO of Security 101. “The acquisition of SSNW expands our national footprint and broadens the scope of our service offerings to include life safety systems — advancing our capabilities in fire testing and inspection services.” 

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Jamie Vos, president of SSNW, remarked, “We’re proud of the reputation we’ve established in our local markets and the longstanding relationships we’ve built through our customer-first approach. Partnering with Security 101 enables us to enter new industries nationally while we continue to provide existing customers with the exceptional security service they’ve come to expect over the years.” 

Founded in 1904, SSNW has a rich heritage of providing physical security services in the Bellingham area and surrounding communities. SSNW designs and executes customized security solutions across a range of vertical markets including retail, education, civic, finance, industrial and multi-family facilities. 

Based in West Palm Beach, Fla., Security 101 has more than 50 franchise locations in the U.S.