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American Alarm buys Monitor Controls, expands to Connecticut

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Arlington-based American Alarm and Communications has acquired Monitor Controls of Wallingford, Conn.

Security Sales reports that Monitor Controls is a security-systems provider serving 1,800 customers, both residential and commercial, primarily in Connecticut.

This acquisition establishes American Alarm’s first branch in Connecticut, growing its footprint as “New England’s Trusted Security Company,” serving homeowners and businesses of all sizes and industry sectors, the company said in a news release.

Established in 1970

Monitor Controls was established in 1970 by John Yusza Jr. and his late wife, Patricia. The company remained family-owned and operated by John and his children, John W. Yusza III and Deborah J. Sokol until this acquisition.

“We look forward to building upon the strong foundation the Yusza family and their team created at Monitor Controls,” Wells Sampson, president and co-owner of American Alarm, said in a statement. “Working together, we will bring greater resources and a new generation of security services and technologies to customers across Connecticut.”

The former owners and all Monitor Controls employees will remain on the team as American Alarm employees following the acquisition, working from the Wallingford branch.

“Our mission at Monitor Controls, Inc. has always been to do our best for our clients,” John Yusza Jr., wrote in a letter to customers announcing the acquisition. “After considerable thought, we knew the time had come to add the many resources we needed to keep serving clients at the levels they deserve. That’s why American Alarm is the right partner for our future.”

Monitoring transferred

Alarm system monitoring for Monitor Controls customer locations has been transferred to American Alarm’s company-owned and -operated UL-listed and Five-Diamond-certified 24-7 monitoring center in Arlington.

Tom Fales Jr., a regional operations manager who’s led American Alarm’s central Massachusetts branch for several years, will now oversee day-to-day operations at Monitor Controls.

“Providing the highest levels of security and life-safety systems today requires a certain scale of operations, tempered by a personal focus on every customer,” Louis Sampson, chief financial officer and co-owner at American Alarm, said in a statement. “As we grow strategically in New England, we know that as family business, our mission is to protect families and businesses in the communities we serve.”

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This news announcement from Security Sales was published Wednesday, July 13, 2022. 

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