Security Service Company Inc., Fleetwood, Pa., announced it acquired the assets of Four Star Electronic Security, a residential and commercial security provider based in Hamburg, Pa.

The Hamburg firm has served hundreds of homeowners and businesses in Berks County and nearby counties for many years with alarm monitoring, service and installation.

Four Star President Merrill Arndt said in a statement to his customers that the new ownership "will maintain the excellent service and affordability we've always provided, while also bringing a range of new technological options."

SSC President Richard Long, Sr. commented, "We're pleased to welcome Four Star's customers to Security Service Company. We are proud that they have entrusted us with the care of their valued customers."

Among the new services that will be available to former Four Star customers:

* New-generation video security monitoring, with sophisticated home and business options.

* The Personal Emergency Response System, enhancing protection to those who need it.

* Mobile device access and control, enabling easy remote management of all security functions.

* VitalLink® radio solutions to eliminate phone lines.

Since 1973, Security Service Company has safeguarded its customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Its staff delivers 24-hour service, ensuring continuous, reliable operation and redundant backup of every security system under the company's management, the company said in a press release. Unique to SSC is its ownership and maintenance of its own UL listed, CSAA Five Diamond Central Station. A constant focus on technological leadership and an absolute commitment to customer care are the hallmarks of this long-established company, according to the company.