Security and Alarm Industry News

Acquisition & Funding Services (AFS) is one of the oldest independently operated funding providers in the security alarm industry. AFS specializes in mergers, acquisitions and financing in the dynamic security alarm, fire and integration industry.

AFS Attends the 29th Annual Barnes Buchanan Conference

Last month, AFS’s Rory Russell attended the Barnes Buchanan Security Conference in Palm Beach, Florida. While he was there, he attended numerous presentations and held private, confidential meetings with potential security business sellers. Are you considering attending a future conference? Read on about the event that SDM Magazine calls “the premier conference for discussing the…
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What to Look for in a Fire Protection Broker

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or investor new to industry, or a seasoned professional looking to sell your business or expand its footprint, there’s hardly been a better time to be involved in the sale of a fire and life safety company. A study released last year by Grand View Research predicts an expected compound annual…
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American Fire & Safety Supply Expands Its Florida and Georgia Customer Base with Acquisition by Pye-Barker Brokered by Rory Russell

A longtime seller of service provider of fire extinguishers and cabinets, fire suppression systems, emergency lighting, exit signage and fire sprinkler systems, American Fire & Safety Supply was founded with a single employee in 1972. Since then, it has grown to include a fleet of 14 service vehicles which enable them to deliver quality, dependable…
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How Security Company Mergers and Acquisitions Work: The Seller’s Perspective

If you’re ready to sell your alarm business, you may be wondering what to expect and how to prepare. The following blog post will lay out some simple tips for security company mergers and acquisitions. Defining Security Company Mergers and Acquisitions Let’s begin with the definition of two key terms. Merger: Companies consolidate functions and…
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Creating a Resilient & Diversified Alarm Company

As a business owner, you know that it’s unwise to put all your eggs in one basket. This is where the idea of “diversification” comes into play. By diversifying your alarm company, you can become more stable and withstand whatever events may come your way. Let’s dive into what you will gain by building a…
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How to Calculate Attrition: Employee Attrition Effect on Valuation for Fire and Security Companies

Employees are vital to your business’ success. Specifically, knowledgeable, loyal, helpful, personable employees. That’s true no matter what the business, but it’s especially important for alarm companies. Alarm companies rely on sales reps to gain customer trust and earn their business, technicians to keep systems operating and reliable, installers to set things up, and customer…
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Another Deal Secured – AFS Founder Rory Russell Obtains Best Price for Acquisition of Fire & Security Company, AMSconnect, by Pye-Barker

AMSconnect Co-Owner Shares That AFS Played Vital Role in Successful Transaction for the Fire & Security Services Provider AMSconnect provides businesses, homeowners, and community managers with peace of mind through an advanced collection of security services, including: 24/7 alarm monitoring, fire and security alarms, video surveillance, emergency alert systems, and more. Craig Snair, co-owner of…
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