Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists (ESSC), a licensed low voltage contractor that installs and services electronic security equipment spanning burglar and fire alarm systems, CCTV systems and access control systems, purchased required commercial fire alarm accounts from neighboring Frase Protection. 

A required commercial fire alarm system — one that is required by the local fire department to obtain a use permit for a building — is typically quite complex and serviced by highly trained technicians. ESSC is uniquely positioned to take on this type of customer base, the company reported. 

“Although Frase Protection has served both residential and commercial customers in the past, they have focused mainly in recent years on wireless residential and very small commercial alarm systems,” said Jim Turner, ESSC president. “They were ready to sell their required commercial fire alarm accounts, and ESSC was the natural choice to purchase them.”

Jonathan Frase, president, Frase Protection, said, “Frase Protection’s business model has been tailored more to the wireless residential and small commercial market over the last several years. ESSC’s purchase of our larger fire alarm accounts made good business sense for each of our companies. I know our customers will be in very capable hands with ESSC, and this transaction will allow Frase to focus more intently on our wireless residential services.”