Pye-Barker Fire & Safety has acquired Maximum Security, a security, alarms and fire detection company based in Palm Springs, Calif. This addition, along with a recent acquisition in Palm Desert, has opened Pye-Barker to the larger Coachella Valley region.

Pye-Barker already has significant market share in California, and these acquisitions are important milestones as the company continues its mission to be the full-service provider of choice in this state and throughout the United States, according to an announcement.

Founded in 1989, Maximum Security protects businesses and people from security and fire threats through custom automated systems including alarm monitoring, fire detection, HD video surveillance and remote access control.

“The breadth of Pye-Barker’s offerings and services creates learning opportunities for our team and ways to serve not only existing customers but also create new ones, which has our whole team excited,” said Steve Kaufer, Maximum Security owner. “Pye-Barker was our first choice to entrust with our customers and the great team at Maximum. Their honesty, transparency and actions during our transaction assure me that we made the right decision.”

“We're proud to work alongside the Maximum Security team to expand our service and help protect communities in southern California,” said Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker. “California has been a strategic focus for Pye-Barker as we add to our robust fire protection offerings in the state to include security and alarm services. As we grow geographically, we're reminded of our purpose to provide full-service protection to every community.”

Pye-Barker operates more than 170 locations across 40 states. Maximum Security's team of technicians, sales representatives and administrative staff will continue to serve customers in California.