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SECOM’s acquisition of Scan Alarms: Providing mutual benefits

SECOM’s acquisition of Scan Alarms: Providing mutual benefits

The acquisition of a prominent Northern Ireland security company, Scan Alarms, gives Secom Plc a strategic presence in Ulster and offers local domestic and commercial users access to new levels of global security technology and services.

In terms of a deal just announced, Secom Plc has acquired 100% of the family-owned Scan Alarms and Security Systems (NI) Ltd, which is based in Mallusk, north of Belfast.

Secom Managing Director Minoru Takezawa says: “We have collaborated with Scan Alarms for many years in the delivery of security services in Northern Ireland. As our working relationship developed it became clear that our two companies shared a common philosophy of prioritising the provision of quality services to customers. This acquisition means that Secom will be much better positioned to offer comprehensive services to our growing blue chip national account customers in Northern Ireland. In addition, we will be able to offer added value and cutting-edge control and command functions to Northern Ireland customers.”

Leanne Place currently heads the Scan Alarms management team, having taken over from her late father, David Allen, the company’s founding MD. She says: “Since Scan Alarms was founded in 1980 we have grown and developed under the leadership and direction of my father who ensured that our focus has remained on meeting customer needs through the provision of high quality and reliable security services. Our new association with Secom is a significant advance that will underpin our stability and capacity to provide professional security solutions in the years ahead.”

Scan Alarms is an NSI gold-accredited security solutions provider with a team of well-trained security consultants and engineers.

The acquired business will continue to trade as Scan Alarms. Minoru Takezawa says: “Scan Alarms is highly regarded as a provider of specialist security services for all types of residential, commercial, industrial, private and public premises. With an excellent reputation for professional and reliable service it is recognised as one of the province’s leading security specialists. With our strong backing, Scan Alarms will continue to be well-placed to develop and deliver high quality services to customers in Northern Ireland.”

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