For Immediate Release: 04/01/2008 For more information, contact: Lynda Knott, Lynda@murphyknott.com Murphy Knott Public Relations, Inc. 847-441-4166 STANLEY CONVERGENT SECURITY SOLUTIONS, INC. (formerly HSM Electronic Protection Services, Inc.) PURCHASES THE BUSINESS OPERATIONS OF LAS VEGAS-BASED A-1 SECURITY LTD. Naperville, IL – (April 1, 2008) -- Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. (formerly HSM Electronic Protection Services, Inc.) has announced the purchase of A-1 Security Ltd, a premier security company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. A-1 Security has expertise in installing, servicing, inspecting, maintaining and monitoring electronic intrusion alarms, fire alarms, access control systems and video surveillance systems in the Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada markets. The purchase of the business operations includes commercial, industrial and other business customers along with residential customers. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. “We are excited about the addition of A1 Security into our company portfolio,” stated Brett Bontrager, President Convergent Security Solutions. “Stanley remains committed to growing our electronic security division both domestically and abroad. Acquiring strong regional players, like A1, to fill-in our footprint in the U.S. is an important part of our growth plan, because it strengthens our domestic reach.” The acquisition of A-1 Security expands the company’s national footprint and -more- Page 2 of 3 brings two additional top 100 metropolitan areas into its network of local branch offices. “A1 Security is a quality security provider and the leader in the Vegas and Reno markets. This addition to our portfolio continues our tradition of quality service and a company totally focused on our customers,” commented Tony Byerly, Chief Operating Officer, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. “Additionally, this expands our national footprint into the country’s fastest growing commercial market; enabling us to grow our national account support structure.” A-1 Security has an exemplary 25-year service history in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. Last year, Security Dealer Magazine (SDM) ranked A-1 Security as the 45th largest security company in the U.S. based on total revenue and 69th in total recurring monthly revenue (RMR). “We are proud and eager to continue providing quality service to the over 8,000 A-1 Security customers doing business throughout the state of Nevada,” continued Byerly. Commenting on the acquisition, Bud Wulforst, President of A-1 Security, stated “Building and operating successful businesses has always been my passion. As the new President of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), I now have the opportunity to apply my passion to the alarm industry overall.” “Having Stanley Convergent Security Solutions acquire A-1 Security gives me the peace of mind knowing that my customers and employees will be taken care of with the highest level of service and responsiveness,” continued Wulforst. According to Howard Wulforst, Chief Operating Officer of A-1 Security, “Having grown up in the alarm business, I know the importance of responsive customer service and having local employees to deliver that service. I am very -more- Page 3 of 3 excited about becoming a Stanley team member because they have the personal touch of a local company and the significant resources of a global company to provide leading edge technology and outstanding service.” Howard Wulforst will be joining the Stanley team as District General Manager for Nevada including both A1 branch locations. Stanley CSS will maintain the two local offices located in Las Vegas at 917 South 1st Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 and in Reno at 734 Spice Islands Drive, Sparks, NV 89431). The phone numbers are (702) 474-6667 (Las Vegas Office) and (775) 828-5625 (Reno Office). Ron Davis, Managing Partner of Davis Marketing Group, Inc., worked on behalf of A1 Security as the facilitator during this transaction. ### Editor’s Note: A part of the Stanley Works (SWK), Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. (formerly HSM Electronic Protection Services, Inc.) is the fourth largest electronic security company, second largest commercial security services company and one of the largest system integrators in the United States with over 60 offices serving over 110 of the country’s largest metropolitan markets. Stanley CSS designs, installs, monitors and services security systems for industrial, government, commercial, residential and national account customers. Stanley CSS represents a network of resources, state-of-the-art technology and a culture dedicated to excellence; where its employees have the training, the equipment and the processes they need to deliver the finest security solutions in the industry. Stanley CSS provides the best of both worlds, a local company with global resources and one of the most trusted names in security serving over 235,000 customers.
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