CTSI Acquires The Protection Bureau

October 2021

Acquisition continues geographic expansion and further enhances fire and security systems integration capabilities

CHANTILLY, Va., October 18, 2021 – Corbett Technology Solutions, Inc. (“CTSI”), a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Protection Bureau (the “Company”), an industry leader in systems integration, service, and central station monitoring of enterprise burglar alarm, fire alarm, video surveillance, and access control systems.

Established in 1975, The Protection Bureau is headquartered in Exton, Pa., with offices across the Mid-Atlantic and the ability to serve customers nationally. Since its founding, the Company has consistently been rated among Security Distributing and Marketing Magazine’s Top 100 Systems Integrators. The Protection Bureau’s central station is Central Station Alarm Association (“CSAA”) Five Diamond Certified and is operated twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Va., CTSI designs, engineers, installs, and maintains highly engineered nurse call, audiovisual, conferencing, collaboration, sound, fire, security, and communication systems. CTSI serves thousands of private, public, and institutional clients across the United States.

“We are extremely excited to have The Protection Bureau join the CTSI family,” said Joe Oliveri, President and CEO of CTSI. “The Protection Bureau team has established a fantastic business serving customers across various industry verticals including Healthcare, Finance, Retail, Commercial Real Estate, Government and Education. We look forward to further supporting the Company’s best-in-class integration capabilities using our increased scale to provide opportunities for both employees and customers.”

Nathan Brown, Managing Director at Wind Point, stated, “The Protection Bureau accelerates CTSI’s strategic growth by delivering additional resources in the Mid-Atlantic and adding further in-house central station capabilities. This acquisition continues our transformation to a best-in-class fire, security, nurse call, and design-build audio visual systems integration platform with capabilities to serve any highly engineered low voltage system requirement.”

“The Protection Bureau is really excited to join forces with CTSI”, noted Matthew Ladd, President of The Protection Bureau. “I’ve personally enjoyed leading the Company for the last 21 of its 46 years, and genuinely believe we have strong cultural alignment and business vision. Combining The Protection Bureau with CTSI will deliver an even greater customer experience, sustain and expand our growth, and enable career opportunities for the employees that have worked so hard to bring our company to the market leading position it enjoys today.”

The Protection Bureau represents the fifth acquisition for CTSI since partnering with Wind Point in June 2020. CTSI’s acquisition strategy will continue to focus on acquiring leading life safety, security, nurse call, collaboration, and communication solution providers with complementary employee-focused cultures and a trusted commitment to customers.

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“The Protection Bureau accelerates CTSI’s strategic growth by delivering additional resources in the Mid-Atlantic and adding further in-house central station capabilities."
Nathan Brown, Managing Director