ADT buys 25-year-old Branchburg security company

By Lynda Cohen
Branchburg | Sep 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Security giant ADT has bought a Branchburg-based commercial security integrator.

The sale of MSE Corporate Security was finalized Wednesday. The cost was not released.

“This important acquisition enhances expansion of our integrated solutions division across the country,” ADT Chief Administrative Officer Dan Bresingham said. “MSE’s highly talented team will add tremendous value, presenting a compelling growth opportunity for ADT.”

MSE has been in business for 25 years and employs about 75 team members, including techs, business development and project managers who work from several locations, including in Illinois, New York Arizona and Florida.

“We are a leader in intelligent and innovative networked physical security products, services and solutions,” said MSE President Mark Milam, who will continue leading MSE under its brand. “Joining ADT gives us a broader scale to continue delivering exceptional service and market-leading solutions to our customers.”

Milam is now part of a group of previous owners/operators who remain at ADT post-acquisition. They are known as the “Owner’s Club.”

The MSE transaction comes on the heels of ADT’s recent acquisition of Protec, part of an overall corporate strategy to strengthen ADT’s Commercial and National Account business in a highly fragmented market.