Electronic Alarms Grows with West Greenwich Acquisition

Electronic Alarms Grows with West Greenwich Acquisition

January 16, 2013

Warwick, R.I. — Electronic Alarms today announced the acquisition of P & J Alarm of West Greenwich, R.I., a family owned security company that has served home owners and businesses in Southern New England since 1978.

Co-founder and owner Judy Santa, and all P & J Alarm employees, will remain with the merged company, which will operate from Electronic Alarm's Warwick location.

"We are pleased to welcome Judy Santa and her team, and we look forward to serving P & J Alarm customers," said Henry Guzeika Jr., general manager of Electronic Alarms. "This is a great fit for both companies. Together, we'll be able to provide expanded services and new technologies for the hundreds of homes and businesses that P & J Alarm has served so well for so long."

P & J Alarm was founded in 1978 by Judy and Paul Santa. Paul Sr. passed away in 1993 and Judy stepped forward to take over the day-to-day operations of the company, growing the business while also raising the couple's three children, including Paul Jr. who works in the business. The Guzeikas and Santas have been friendly over the years, with Henry and Paul Jr. working side by side at RI Alarm Association in recent years.

"This was the right time for me and our company to set a new course for the future," Judy Santa said. "By partnering with Electronic Alarms, our customers will see the benefits of being served by larger team, but we will retain the personalized touch of a local, family business, which was very important to me."

Electronic Alarms was founded by the Guzeika family in 1969. In 2012, it became a division of American Alarm & Communications, which is also a family owned and operated company, based in Arlington, Massachusetts.

"We are excited to see Electronic Alarms growing in Rhode Island, and to have Judy Santa and her staff join the American Alarm family of companies," said Wells Sampson, president of American Alarm & Communications. "As multi-generational family businesses, we share a common approach and a long-term commitment to customer service. By working together, we'll have more resources to serve our customers throughout Rhode Island and Southern New England."

There will be no disruption of security or monitoring services for P & J Alarm customers during this transition.

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