Allied Universal acquires Midstate Security to expand technology offerings

Officials at Allied Universal have a multi-step plan to expand its technology offerings across the country.

Steve Jones, Allied Universal CEO

Allied, a leading security and facility services company, took the first step in that plan recently, acquiring Wyoming, Michigan-based Midstate Security, a fully integrated electronic security and monitoring systems company.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones said the acquisition will allow the company to “offer highly advanced technology solutions to all clients in Michigan and beyond.”

“The addition of Midstate is the first of many steps we are taking to build out our technology services business following our platform acquisition of Securadyne Systems earlier this year,” Jones said. “This acquisition is an important part of our broader strategy to leverage technology across our entire business footprint.”

Innovative solutions
Midstate Security, with revenues exceeding $20 million and 89 employees, is known for providing innovative security solutions and world-class customer service throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Founded in 1980, the company designs, installs, services and maintains security systems for a wide variety of customers. It also provides an array of remote services from its UL listed central station in Wyoming, Mich

“Allied Universal aligns perfectly with Midstate’s mission and overall customer service philosophy,” said David Nemmers, CEO of Midstate Security. “I am extremely proud of our employees and what we have built, and I am excited about the future growth potential offered by Allied Universal for them and our customers.”

Excited to partner
Midstate Security will expand the company’s Allied Universal Technology Services division, which provides electronic access control, video surveillance, fire/life safety, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, hosted /managed services and a variety of Global Security Operating Center (GSOC-as-a-Service) offerings.

“Midstate’s ability to expand our geographic reach into the Midwest, as well as their enterprise-class delivery capabilities are both strategically important additions to our business,” said Carey Boethel, president of Dallas-based Allied Universal Technology Services. “We are excited to be partnering with such a great team as we continue to grow and expand across the U.S.”