Protection 1, Chicago, acquired Vintage Security, Washington, D.C. The new addition is the largest acquisition in Protection 1’s history.

Vintage Security serves the Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia areas with more than 15,000 customers. They are the leading provider in the area for residential and commercial security and networking industries, Protection 1 said. Vintage also serves the custom home builder market with high-end home security and entertainment systems.

“Vintage Security aligns well with Protection 1,” explained Protection 1 executive vice president and chief financial officer, Dan Bresingham. “In addition to their pristine focus on the customer experience, they have proven themselves as a growing company with a solid customer and employee base.”

Vintage Security is led by Rick Brokaw, an industry veteran who has worked with members of Protection 1’s executive team before and who, along with his 100 employees, will be joining the Protection 1 team.

“I am happy to be working with Rick again,” stated Protection 1 chief executive officer, Timothy J. Whall. “His ability to lead his team while keeping the customer first and foremost in everyone’s mind is a key to his success, and we welcome that mindset to the Protection 1 family.”

Closing on December 20, Vintage Security is the eighth acquisition for Protection 1 in 2012 and follows the acquisition of Fort Worth, Texas-based Suntera Security in October.

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