Tri-Ed / Northern Video, Woodbury, N.Y., North America’s largest independent security distributor, announced its further expansion with the acquisition of Seabreeze Security Distributors, a security distributor in the Orlando, Fla. market.

The expansion follows Tri-Ed / Northern Video’s acquisition by the Audax Group. In April, Pat Comunale, president and chief executive officer of Tri-Ed / Northern Video told SDMthat with the support of its new owner, Tri-Ed would be expanding its footprint in the months to come. At the time, he noted the company would be looking to “fill out” its footprint in the Midwest and expand in the Southeast.

Tri-Ed / Northern Video will maintain the Seabreeze office at  839 Clay Street, Winter Park, FL 32789. “We are very excited to increase our North American footprint and continue to exceed the expectations of security professionals in this market,” Communale noted. “We welcome the Seabreeze sales staff to the Tri-Ed / Northern Video team.”

In addition to the Seabreeze acquisition, Tri-Ed / Northern Video will be opening two new locations, one in Detroit and the other in Raleigh, N.C. in the next 30 days.

Comunale stressed in April that Tri-Ed / Northern Video is looking for continued strong growth. “When we acquired the business from Tyco seven years ago, our goal was to become North America’s largest independent low-voltage security distributor,” Comunale noted. “I think we’ve accomplished that. And I think our next goal will be to build this into the billion-dollar distributor that it can be.”