LOUD Security Systems, a Kennesaw-based provider of security technology and monitoring solutions for residential and commercial applications, has merged with Nash Security of Stone Mountain, Ga. 
Details of the merger, which was finalized Dec. 31, were not revealed. The transaction was managed by John Colehower, legal counsel for mergers & acquisitions in Pennington, N.J. 
Nash Security has served customers since its founding in 1990 by Nan and Charles Nash. Their son, Andy, will continue that tradition of service as he joins the LOUD Security Systems team. 
With the acquisition of Nash, LOUD Security Systems gained 800 monitored accounts — approximately 70 percent residential and 30 percent commercial. 
“This is an opportunity for two of the finest security providers in Georgia to join forces, benefitting Nash’s account holders for years to come,” said LOUD Security Systems President John Loud. “We’re both honored and grateful for the chance to provide them our industry-leading safety and security services and products.”
Andy Nash will go right to work on facilitating the merger. “We considered a number of other offers and opportunities. But after we thought about it carefully and considered what was best for our customers and our family, we realized there was no better choice than LOUD Security Systems,” he said.
“We have big shoes to fill as we take over Nash’s accounts,” Loud continued. “But we’re confident we can provide them the level of customization and customer service they’ve come to expect.”
Founded in 1995 LOUD Security Systems designs, installs, monitors and services a complete line of security concepts and products. These systems provide protection from fire and intrusion, as well as access control, video surveillance and home automation. With approximately 60 employees, LOUD now serves 8,500 residential and business accounts, mostly in the Atlanta metropolitan area.