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Sciens Building Solutions Acquires West Fire Systems

The acquisition of West Fire Systems provides Sciens further reach to support customers in upstate New York and the Northeast.

SAN FRANCISCO — Sciens Building Solutions, based here, announces the acquisition of Rochester, N.Y.-based fire and security firm West Fire Systems for undisclosed terms.

The transaction represents the most recent acquisition completed by Sciens since the company’s inception in 2016 to pursue a buy-and-build investment strategy in the fire detection and integrated solutions sector.

The acquisition increases the company’s presence in upstate New York, providing Sciens with expertise and resources in fire detection, voice communication systems and integrated security systems for commercial, educational, and healthcare facilities, while allowing for an expanded product portfolio for new and existing customers.

“Sciens’ strong market experience and operational expertise combined with our capabilities and relationships will enhance our ability to serve our loyal customers, as well as new clients,” says Tim McGee, president of West Fire Systems. “We are already recognized as a provider of choice by our existing customer base, and we are excited to leverage this position, as well as Sciens’ knowledge, capabilities and commitment to ongoing growth across the country.”

Founded in 1987 by Michael J. West, CEO, to serve the Rochester and Ithaca New York areas, West Fire Systems designs, installs, services and monitors enterprise access control systems, video surveillance solutions, fire alarm systems, emergency responder radio systems and a suite of comprehensive nurse call solution products.

“Sciens’ exciting, growth-focused journey continues with the addition of West Fire Systems, with its stellar reputation throughout upstate New York as customer-committed fire and security experts,” says Terry Heath, Sciens CEO. “We welcome the WFS team to Sciens and look forward to further expanding our presence in this important region and across the entire U.S.”


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