Convergint Acquires Ballou Fire Systems

Convergint, a Fort Myers. FL-based global leader in service-based systems integration, acquired Ballou Fire Systems, LLC, a Houston, TX-based integrator that designs, installs, and services electronic life safety, security, and communications systems.

The acquisition brings an expert team to Convergint (led by Thomas Ballou, President & CEO), expanding the company’s capabilities in the Houston and South-Central region and bolstering its service offerings with a focus on the healthcare, education, and commercial markets.

Convergint is a $2.3 billion global systems integrator that designs, installs, and services electronic security, cybersecurity, fire and life safety, building automation, and audio-visual systems.

The company, which has over 9,000 employees and more than 200 locations worldwide, has completed 55 acquisitions since 2001—extending its geographic reach to be closer to its customers, expanding its technological and vertical market expertise, and enhancing its global network of talented colleagues and leaders.