Pye-Barker Fire & Safety announced the acquisition of The Hartline Co., a family-owned and operated security, alarm and fire prevention company serving central Florida.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition allows Pye-Barker to add security to its already robust fire protection services in the central Florida market.

Founded in 1984 by Alan Hartline, The Hartline Co. helps businesses protect people and property through security monitoring, video surveillance and access control, in addition to fire sprinklers, fire alarms, extinguishers, emergency lighting, suppression and kitchen hood systems.

Based in Lake Wales, Fla., and serving customers throughout Lakeland, Tampa and Orlando, Hartline’s end-to-end offerings include testing, inspection, maintenance and installation of life-safety systems.

"As a family-run company serving central Florida for over 40 years, The Hartline Company takes the job of protecting our neighbors and community members seriously," said Hartline. "Pye-Barker holds those same values of commitment to customer care, and I am confident in their service to our communities through this partnership."

Hartline and his staff will continue to operate the business under its legacy brand moniker.

"Pye-Barker is honored to carry on the legacy of the Hartline family and The Hartline Company's unparalleled reputation for customer service," said Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker. "This acquisition strengthens our full-service capabilities in central Florida and helps us grow our presence in the Southeast and throughout the U.S. We are always looking for companies just like Hartline that command their markets and align with Pye-Barker's values."

In recent months, Pye-Barker surpassed 150 branches nationwide and solidified itself as the largest fully integrated fire protection, life safety and security services provider in the United States, according to the announcement.