Fire Monitoring of Canada acquires in Ontario

Company gains facility, accounts, employees in purchase of Bulldog Fire and Security
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario—Fire Monitoring of Canada, a full-service company based here, recently announced that it purchased Bulldog Fire and Security, based out of Kitchener, Ontario.

“The majority of what we do is in the commercial space. …When we look for acquisitions, we look for something that fits the model of what we do in terms of our customer base and culture and synergies,” FMC vice president Kevin Allison told Security Systems News, adding that Bulldog fit all of those criteria. “We’re excited to work with all of the people at Bulldog.”

FMC acquired the accounts of Bulldog, and will continue to operate the company’s location in Kitchener. FMC also will bring on all of Bulldog’s staff—totaling more than 20 employees. “All of that stuff that made the business successful we wanted to keep on, because Bulldog was and will continue to be a successful business, operating as a division of FMC,” Allison said.

FMC operates a ULC-listed and TMA Five Diamond monitoring center and has more than 35 employees total. FMC, based in monitors throughout Canada, and this purchase deepens the company’s market penetration in Southwest Ontario.

The acquisition allows FMC to offer more in terms of large commercial projects and camera integrations, leveraging Bulldog’s experience in that area, Allison said. “Bringing in that kind of expertise just adds another layer to what we can provide the customer. With all of that, providing our own monitoring, providing the ability to do fire alarm work and fire alarm inspections, we can kind of offer the whole package … for total building security.”