American Integration Contractors (AIC), a Broussard, La.-based systems integrator specializing in delivering advanced technologies to public safety, announced the acquisition of Accel Protection & Technologies, a community-focused systems integration firm. 

The combination of AIC and Accel brings together two strong Louisiana-based integrators with a long history of implementing complex technology projects, according to the announcement. Together, AIC and Accel, located near Lafayette, are now even better positioned to provide customers with robust solutions to complex problems, the announcement continues. 

“Bringing together AIC and Accel is a major boost to our already strong momentum and growth in the systems integration space. This combination brings together a large customer base and the benefit of two great companies working in tandem to provide the highest level of service and in delivering the best in breed technologies,” said AIC CEO Craig Noel. 

Accel has been a leading provider of electronic security and life-safety services in Louisiana for more than two decades, according to the company. AIC is a leading provider of collaborative systems along the Gulf Coast, with a portfolio that includes access control, video surveillance, fire alarms, license plate recognition (LPR) and command/control. 

“While both companies have been servicing different segments of the market, it has become clear to me through the process that Accel and American Integration Contractors have one primary thing in common and that is a strong desire to deliver the best services and highest level of customer satisfaction,” Tommy Huval, owner of Accel and co-owner at AIC. “There could not be a better fit and I am extremely excited about the great things this group effort will accomplish.” 

Term of the transaction were not disclosed.