Acquisition of Security First Alarm King
Headquartered in Visalia, California, Security First Alarm King (SFAK) has specialized in residential and commercial security for over 20 years. They provide security systems that integrate access control, surveillance cameras, and fire alarms.
Kimberlite Corporation, the largest independent dealer of Sonitrol systems, announced in January the purchase of SFAK. This acquisition is part of Kimberlite’s plan to continue their growth through central California.
“Security First Alarm King is a perfect fit for Kimberlite,” said Joey Russell, president and CEO of Kimberlite. “During this process, we have been impressed by the high quality of the customers and employees at SFAK.”
Security First Alarm King Outlook
SFAK takes a customer-first approach to security, ensuring that each of their thousands of home and business clients has the right products and services to fit their needs. SFAK has even developed many trusted relationships with vendors over the years, providing their clients with only the top products.
“Robert and Sabrina Shahan have been a pleasure to work with through this process,” said Russell. “They, and all their employees, will be staying on with Kimberlite. Kimberlite is committed to providing the same high-quality service that SFAK’s customers have come to expect.”
Kimberlite specializes in audio/visual verified security solutions that not only help prevent crime but also lead to fewer false alarms and more apprehensions by law enforcement. Among the several awards Kimberlite has won, the corporation has recently been named Dealer of the Year for 2020 by SDM magazine for its Sonitrol franchise. This recognition by SDM Magazine is not new, however, as Kimberlite has been ranked in their top 100 companies and integrators consistently for the past 20 years.
Kimberlite’s superior service leads it to be a great choice for a buyer of SFAK. Many years of successful cooperation between the two companies is expected.
“We have known Joey and Kimberlite for many years,” said Sabrina Shahan of SFAK. “When it came time to sell our business, we could not have been more pleased that Joey was interested in buying our company. We are certain that this transaction will be in the best interests of our clients and employees. We are very excited about joining the Kimberlite family.”
Robert Shahan of SFAK added, “I look forward to working with Joey and Kimberlite to continue to offer leading-edge security solutions to our existing clients as well as expanding our customer base within our footprint.”
“This is a perfect fit for both Kimberlite and SFAK,” said Mark H. Sandler, managing director of SPP Advisors. “This is the first non-Sonitrol acquisition for Kimberlite and I’m sure it will not be the last. It was a pleasure to work with the Shahans during this process especially given all the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”