Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired AMSconnect, a commercial security and alarm systems company in Palm Desert, Calif., located near Palm Springs. 

The transaction marks Pye-Barker’s first location in the Coachella Valley region of Southern California, enhancing the company’s full-service capabilities in the Golden State. 

AMSconnect provides a full suite of security services for businesses, homeowners and community managers to protect lives and livelihoods. These include 24/7 alarm monitoring, fire and security alarms, video surveillance, emergency alert systems, access control and fully integrated A/V, network and smart device solutions. 

“We chose Pye-Barker to continue the legacy of AMSconnect because of their high standards for customer service, their company values and the great management team,” said Craig Snair, co-owner of AMS. “The entire process of working with Pye-Barker has exceeded our expectations.” 

“Pye-Barker continues to extend our full-service operations to every corner of California and the broader U.S. by partnering with values-oriented and innovative organizations like AMSconnect,” said Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker. “We’re proud to have AMSconnect — which recognizes our commitment to customer and team — as part of the Pye-Barker family.” 

AMSconnect’s employees, along with Snair and president and Co-owner Stephanie Loog, will continue to serve customers in the Palm Desert area. 

AMSconnect was represented by Rory Russell of Acquisition & Funding Services.