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Richmond Alarm Acquires Becker & Ellington Security Systems

RICHMOND, VA January 24, 2019– Today, Richmond Alarm announced the acquisition of Becker & Ellington Security Systems of Midlothian, VA. The transaction is the second Richmond Alarm has made in the past year. The merger is anticipated to result in double-digit growth for Richmond Alarm as they continue to expand their Central Virginia physical security services footprint and offer the latest technology to residential and commercial customers.

Becker & Ellington and Richmond Alarm have been in close partnership for the past 22 years as Becker & Ellington already utilizes Richmond Alarm’s monitoring center, headquartered in Richmond, VA.

Richmond Alarm CEO Brian Vanderheyden commented, “We are always eager to partner with companies that share our vision of offering high-quality physical security products combined with local -- and therefore accountable -- customer service and monitoring. But this partnership is particularly near and dear to our hearts. Randy and his team bring product and customer expertise that is unmatched in our area. We are excited to have them join our family.”

Randy Ellington of Becker & Ellington commented, “We have known Richmond Alarm for decades and have the utmost respect for them and their operation. Our values and customer-first mentality match perfectly with the goals of the Richmond Alarm team.”

All Becker & Ellington employees will join Richmond Alarm.

All media inquires on this release should be directed to RAC publicist Kathleen Hannon at (704) 912-0209 or via email

About Richmond Alarm

For the last 70 years, Virginia has depended on Richmond Alarm to protect families, property and businesses in the knowledge that “local equals accountability.” Possessing the only 5 Diamond Certified Central Monitoring Station in Central Virginia, Richmond Alarm’s 25,000 customers enjoy 60% faster response times than the security industry standard. Richmond Alarm is a long-standing member on the coveted SDM 100, the industry ranking for the top security companies in the United States and enjoys an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.