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Convergint Acquires Systems 28 to Expand Midwest Presence, Life-Safety Capabilities

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. —Convergint, a global leader in service-based systems integration, announces it has acquired Systems 28, an Ohio-based systems integrator specializing in fire alarm and life-safety services.

The acquisition is said to provide increased growth opportunities for Convergint throughout Ohio, enabling the company to continue to serve its existing base of customers while adding some of the largest, local, regional and global companies in the area.

Founded in 2005, Systems 28 is a low-voltage systems integrator that provides design, sales, service, installation and systems monitoring in the commercial, industrial, healthcare, education and multitenant residential markets.

The company provides life-safety solutions for high-tech industries undergoing rapid digital transformation, including security, access control, fire alarm, nurse call, emergency call and emergency mass notification systems, according to the announcement.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Systems 28 colleagues to Convergint and further deepen our capabilities within fire and life safety,” says Sean Flint, executive vice president of Convergint. “Systems 28’s leadership has built a strong business and a culture that is undeniably aligned with Convergint’s, and they’re also well-recognized for staying on the pulse of the latest industry certifications, code education and emerging technology. We’re looking forward to working together to be our customers’ best service provider in Ohio and around the world.”

Bob Townsend, president of Systems 28, adds, “Systems 28’s story is very similar to Convergint’s, with a strong set of founding principles that guide us. We look forward to joining Convergint and expanding our resources and service capabilities for our regional and global customers.”