AlarmQuest announced that it purchased the ownership shares of Metrolina Alarms. Metrolina provides both residential and commercial security solutions including burglar alarm, access control and commercial fire and life safety. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“The purchase of Metrolina further validates our strategic plan of strengthening AlarmQuest’s presence in the Southeast through acquisitive growth,” said Jay Brown, owner and CEO of AlarmQuest. “We are well positioned for continued growth through acquisitions throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets. We partner with founder-led companies in the successful, thoughtful transition of their employees and customers to our platform — we are not simply buying a company’s accounts, we are maintaining the legacy and reputation that was built over many years through hard work and dedication.”

Brown, who has 40-plus years of experience in the security alarm industry, founded AlarmQuest in 2019 with his business partner and co-owner Robert Gefaell, who has more than 20 years of experience equity industry. Their vision is one of building a professional, respected security company by providing clients with technology, products and services.

“We are changing the acquisition model for the security industry by providing a unique process and platform for potential partners.” Gefaell said. “Our priority is the preservation of our partner company’s legacy and reputation – with us, a business owner can exit their business with the comfort and assurance their employees and customers will be treated as they always have – with respect.”

AlarmQuest is an independently-owned commercial and residential security alarm business servicing customers throughout the southeast. With offices in Winston-Salem and Statesville, North Carolina, AlarmQuest for provides security solutions, cloud-based access control, commercial fire and life safety and hosted video surveillance. The acquisition of Metrolina takes AQ’s client base to over 4,500 sites across nine states.