FSS Technologies is the Midwest's premier provider of electronic security systems and fire alarms. One aspect of the company's extensive growth is the acquisition of local security providers. We mainly concern ourselves on a company's reputation in the industry, the products that they represent, their culture, and their customers. We strive to ensure all of our acquisitions fit our business model and share the same values and standards that have kept FSS successful over the years.
Ray's Lock Works
In 1981 Ray and Carolyn Sinai started Ray’s Lock Works. For over 35 years, Ray built and operated his company in the Detroit Metro area. Ray provided outstanding customer service and quality products, building a great reputation over the years.
During that time, Ray mastered several systems and caught our attention. We then worked with Ray to acquire the business when he decided to retire. Those systems included:
Master key systems
Large and small format interchangeable cores (BEST, Schlage, Corbin, etc.)
Access control systems (i.e. electric strikes, magnetic (mag) locks, keypads, and card readers
Electronic and mechanical push button locks, both for commercial and residential.
When Ray decided to retire, his two main concerns were his employees and his customers. He wanted to ensure both were treated well and that the company that succeeded him would provide the same level of service his customers were used too. At FSS Technologies, we strive to provide our customers with world class service. When you call our office, you will talk to someone without having to push any buttons. Moreover, FSS provides service within 24 hours.
Protection Alarms North Inc.
Downers Grove, Illinois
In 1986 Bob Blackburn started Protection Alarms North. For 35 years, Bob operated the business and built a great reputation by providing outstanding service and quality products to his subscribers. In early 2021, Bob and his wife moved to Florida and approached FSS about an acquisition. Bob's main concern was that his customers would continue to receive the same quality service they had become accustomed to, and FSS prides itself on carrying on that tradition.
Jewell Electric, Inc.
In 1974 Bill Jewell started his business as a licensed electrician. Over the years, he began to install fire alarms and other security systems for his customers. Bill built a solid business with a great reputation, but in 2020, he decided it was time to retire. FSS Technologies acquired the business in late 2021.
Eagle Security began its operation in 2012 after the collapse of Carter Brothers Inc. They built their business on the principles they had operated on for years. In late 2020, FSS began discussions with the Eagle team about an acquisition as their headquarters were in Wixom, Michigan and the commute had become quite arduous. Eagle management made a strategic decision to focus on their Detroit operation and divest the Chicago operation. FSS was afforded the opportunity to acquire the office and roll it in to the Arlington Heights office.
Pulsar Electronics Inc.
In 1972, Dave Summers started Pulsar Electronics Inc. in his basement doing small fire alarms and security systems. Bruce Chapin joined the team in 1978, and by 1985, Dave was looking to retire. Bruce purchased the company from Dave, and as they say, the rest is history. Bruce built an outstanding fire alarm, intercom, and security company in the metropolitan Detroit area and continued to run the company through 2019. After lengthy discussions, Bruce decided to retire. However, during these conversations, his primary concern was that his employees' job security would remain intact, and his customers would continue to receive the same excellence in their service. We promised him we would do our best to ensure that both were satisfied. In December of 2019, FSS Technologies acquired the assets of Pulsar Electronics. Bruce and his wife Patty helped us through the transition and are now enjoying their retirement.
All Pointes & EMMI Security
In the late 1990s, Tom Delisle started All Pointes & EMMI Security and built a great business. We met Tom, and during our discussions, he liked our vision for the future. He decided to join our company as our Detroit Branch Manager. He brought along most of his team: Brian Kirchinger, Jim Kantzer, Jordan Kantzer, and Brandon Czerwiec.
We look forward to serving the customers that came with All Pointes and EMMI. You are very important to us; we will do everything possible to ensure we meet your expectations.
NoBi Security and Fire, Inc.
Bill and Norma Spencer started NoBi Security and Fire in 1971 with the help of their oldest son, Chuck. When Bill and Norma retired, Chuck and his wife Judy continued to run the company. The Spencer family built an excellent reputation in the community as the hometown security leader. When Chuck and Judy retired in September of 2018, they made sure that all of their employees were retained at FSS Technologies. They are now enjoying retirement driving across America in their RV.
Omni 1 Electronics, Inc.
In the mid-1980s, John Fieramosca started Omni 1 Electronics, a small family-owned business in the Chicagoland area. John retired in June of 2018 and sold the company to FSS Technologies, but not before ensuring his primary technician Rene was taken care of. We were proud to add Rene to our family, and he has become a key player on our operations team.
Maximum Security, Inc.
Started by Mark Fuhs in 1986, Maximum Security was a small family-owned business in the Chicagoland area. They provided outstanding customer service by using quality products they were proud of. In late 2016, Mark sold the company to FSS Technologies and retired to northern Wisconsin.
Security Consulting Services, Inc.
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Jeffrey Siporin and Freddie Breitberg, having over sixty years of industry experience, founded Security Consulting Services in 1993. They took care of their customers by focusing primarily on intrusion and fire alarm systems. In 2016, FSS Technologies acquired the company; Freddie retired to Florida while Jeffrey remained with the company as one of the lead technicians to help us carry on their great legacy. We then relocated their office in Farmington Hills to our office in Plymouth, Michigan.
Fire & Security Systems
Arlington Heights, Illinois
It all started when Russ and Betty Rogers opened Fire & Security Systems in 1970. They quickly became leaders in the fire alarm and security industry across the Chicagoland area. In addition to their many accolades, they were the leaders in providing AES radio monitoring for local municipalities. In 1986, Russ and Betty sold the company to their sons-in-law, John Fischer and Kevin Preble, who continued to build a great company. John and Kevin retired in 2015 and sold the company to FSS Technologies.