Minuteman Security Technologies Inc. announced Sept. 18 that it has acquired Tampa, Fla.-based systems integrator Skynet Integrations.

With the acquisition of Skynet, Minuteman becomes Central Florida’s largest independent full-service providers of integrated security, communication and life safety systems.

“We are thrilled to welcome Skynet into the Minuteman Florida team,” said Joseph Lynch, Minuteman CEO. “Together we’ll have a strong presence with the largest group of technical talent that region.”

“I am thrilled about this next chapter for Skynet,” said Josh Williams, Skynet general manager, who, along with Mike Andrews, Skynet operations manager, will run Minuteman’s combined Florida operations. “Mike and I are incredibly proud of how we have grown Skynet, with a focus on building a great culture for our employees and providing best-in-class solutions for our loyal customers. We are pleased to have found a partner in Minuteman, which shares these values and our collective commitment to quality and innovation.”

“Skynet, is a Western Florida-based integrator we have long admired,” said Peter Green, senior vice president of southeast U.S. operations for Minuteman. “Josh Williams and Mike Andrews have built a terrific team and our organizations share a customer-focused approach that will allow us to continue our strong growth throughout Florida, Skynet offers security systems, emergency call systems and communications, along with leading technologies, specialized products and installation.”

“I look forward to partnering with Minuteman, whose resources and capabilities will support substantial continued growth both within and beyond the western Florida market,” Andrews said. “We are very excited to continue to drive the combined companies’ growth.”

SDM magazine Minuteman 30th on its 2020 Top 100 Systems Integrators ranking. Skynet was ranked 85th.