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Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS) acquires Ackerman Security

July 12, 2022

ATLANTA, GA, July 12 2022 -- Ackerman Security, an ingrained Atlanta fixture for more than 55 years, was acquired this past week by Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS) based in Las Vegas, NV.

"We are one step closer to realizing our vision," said Tyson Searle, CEO of IPS which does business as LivSmart Automation. "The dominance of the Ackerman brand paired with our vision for the American household will propel us to the forefront of the smart home industry."

This news comes just weeks after Ackerman completed the transition of more than 120,000 customers to ADT monitoring centers. Prior to this IPS acquisition, Ackerman Security was owned by Guardian of Georgia, an entity made up of private equity firms.

"It's special for us to proclaim that Ackerman will once again be owned and operated by local Atlanta families," Searle said. "This was the original vision of Charles Ackerman who founded the company in 1967."