Keepsafe Security Merges with Nationwide Security Giant
Keepsafe Security Merges with Abel.
The local security industry was dealt a fresh blow last year, when Keepsafe Security, who had been serving local businesses and homeowners for 25 years, became part of the nationwide Abel Alarm Company. In Spring 2018, Director Kevin Vardy announced plans to merge with the security giant, citing a desire to grow the firm alongside a like minded, family-run organisation who had adopted a similar customer-focused drive.
The Abel Alarm Company was launched in 1965, specialising in intruder, fire, access, and CCTV systems. Headquartered in Leicester, the firm offers an almost nationwide coverage, from Bournemouth to Glasgow, from Peterborough to Taunton, and many places in between.
Now, more than 12 months in, how has the merge affected clients?
There is little doubt that the merger has provided former Keepsafe Security clients with many benefits, with the small team expanding their expertise through increased manpower and the in depth technical knowledge exhibited by the ready-formed and highly experienced Abel team. However, some clients may have struggled to adapt to having their needs met through a large nationwide provider, especially when they had become accustomed to working with a small, local team heavily focused on their area.
Geographical location is commonly cited as a vital factor when choosing a security company, whether for home or business needs. Not only can local firms often respond faster to urgent or time-sensitive events, but the extensive knowledge of the local area can also make a significant difference to how well a firm is able to respond and take action. Proximity is a driving force behind business/client relationships, facilitating improved communication and understanding, and offering greater peace of mind.
That’s why, at Mint Security Systems, we believe that it’s essential that we’re not only close to our clients, but that we’re also familiar with our client’s areas and environments. Based in Nottinghamshire, we work with local clients across Chesterfield, Sheffield, Mansfield, Nottingham, Matlock, and Bakewell to offer a specialist, local service.
For former Keepsafe Security customers who are amongst those who have failed to see the benefits of the merger with the Abel Alarm Company, it is important to understand that there are alternative options available that continue to offer a small, local, friendly, and highly personalised experience. As an NSI-approved installer, we operate a 24 hour call out service and respond within 4 hours, offering our clients complete peace of mind that we’re just a short distance away when they really need us the most. Get in touch with us to find out more.