Select Security, No. 37 on the SDM 100, added three new branch offices and expanded into the North and South Carolina markets through the completion of several acquisitions. 

Over the past few weeks, Select Security has completed the purchase of Owensboro, Ky.-based Level 5 Systems; Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Sea Dog Security; and Guardian Systems of N.C., based in the Charlotte, N.C., area.

“The addition of Owensboro to our roster of branch offices marks our third in the state of Kentucky and adds a good customer base and talented team members in an area that is continuing to grow,” said Steve Firestone, Select Security president. “Our entry into the Carolinas marks an entirely new phase in our acquisition plans, and is just the start of our plans there.”

Patrick Egan, Select Security’s founder & CEO, said, “Just as there are many compelling reasons why North and South Carolina are attractive to us, there are also many reasons why dealers should consider us when they are considering the future of their company. Our disciplined approach to how acquisitions are handled make things easy for owners, and I enjoy sharing our story with anyone interested in learning more about our process.”

Roger Parks, former owner of Sea Dog Security, said, “As someone who has experienced the acquisition process and integration of security systems companies as both a buyer and seller, I was wholly impressed with the way things are handled at Select Security. Thanks to their team of acquisition and integration specialists, I had a clear understanding of how my company, my employees and my customers would ultimately benefit from the transition.”

With multiple local offices serving more than 25,000 customers across Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, Select Security offers integrated security and fire alarms, video surveillance, access control, along with home security, life safety and home automation systems. 

Select Security offers monitoring services through its secure network of four redundant monitoring centers that are each Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed, Factory Mutual (FM) approved, and have earned the 5-Diamond certification from the Central Station Alarm Association.