Stanley Convergent Security Solutions Inc. (formerly HSM Electronic Protection Services Inc.) (Stanley CSS), Naperville, Ill., announced the purchase of A-1 Security Ltd., a security company headquartered in Las Vegas.

A-1 Security specializes in installing, servicing, inspecting, maintaining and monitoring electronic intrusion alarms, fire alarms, access control systems and video surveillance systems in the Las Vegas and Reno markets. A-1 Security has a 25-year service history in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. The purchase of the business operations includes commercial, industrial and other business customers along with residential customers. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

“We are excited about the addition of A-1 Security into our company portfolio,” said Brett Bontrager, president of Stanley CSS. “Stanley remains committed to growing our electronic security division both domestically and abroad. Acquiring strong regional players like A-1 to fill in our footprint in the United States is an important part of our growth plan because it strengthens our domestic reach.”

Stanley's growth plan doesn’t stop with this acquisition. Felix Gonzales, vice president strategic initiatives, said the company will “continue to look for other outstanding security companies that can expand our national service footprint and can further build our infrastructure to deliver on the five key customer touch points: account management, installation, service, monitoring and billing.”

The acquisition of A-1 Security expands the company’s reach and brings two additional top 100 metropolitan areas into its network of local branch offices.

Tony Byerly, chief operating officer, Stanley CSS, said the company’s 60-plus offices servicing 110-plus major metropolitan areas guarantees that Stanley CSS is able to provide prompt response and outstanding service to its more than 235,000 customers, and adding a company like A-1 Security will only increase that service and strengthen Stanley as a company.

Commenting on the acquisition, Bud Wulforst, president of A-1 Security, said “Building and operating successful businesses has always been my passion. As the new president of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), I now have the opportunity to apply my passion to the alarm industry overall,” Wulforst said.

Ron Davis, managing partner of Davis Marketing Group Inc., worked on behalf of A-1 Security as the facilitator during this transaction. Stanley ranked as No. 5 on SDM’s Top Systems Integrators Report published in July 2007.