SOS Security, the nation’s fourth largest provider of security personnel, has acquired First Security Services of San Jose, California.

First Security Services provides security solutions for industrial complexes, businesses, school districts, governments and healthcare facilities. Based in Silicon Valley, the company has seven offices and a team of 1,900 employees serving counties from Mendocino to Monterey, as well as the greater Central Valley.

“Having First Security become a part of SOS Security solidifies our position in Northern California,” said Edward B. Silverman, Chairman and CEO of SOS Security. “The company, led by President Cal Horton, helps us to fulfill our strategic vision to acquire the best, like-minded companies to expand our resources in critical markets and strengthen our ability to service our clients.”

“We are very pleased to join with SOS Security while continuing to provide for our client needs as we always have,” said Horton. “Applying our combined talent, resources and domestic and global capabilities will lead to new and exciting opportunities for our clients and employees.”

First Security will operate as a subsidiary in SOS Security’s West Coast Region, and Horton and his team will continue to spearhead the company’s growth in the California market. “We have reached this milestone thanks to the hard work and dedication of our employees,” said Horton.

“I am excited about the opportunities that First Security, along with our AS Solution Division, which has been serving Silicon Valley for more than 10 years, bring to SOS Security in the California market and beyond,” added Silverman.

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About Author: SOS Security

Founded in 1969, SOS Security is one of the largest privately-owned security companies in the U.S. with more than 12,000 security professionals working domestically and around the world through foreign regional joint ventures and strategic partnerships. A proven leader in the security and protective services Industry, SOS Security is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ and has offices throughout the United States and resources servicing over 100 countries. SOS Security’s business lines include executive/close protection (through subsidiary AS Solution) for Fortune 1000 corporate executives and high-profile individuals around the world; Investigative, and Management and Consulting Services. In addition, SOS Security provides highly qualified and trained security officers for clients in various industries such as: Technology/Communications; Government; Embassies and Consulates; Public Utilities; Education Facilities/Campus Security; Hospitality/Leisure/Hotels, Retail/Shopping Centers; Media/Entertainment; Commercial/ Residential Real Estate; Pharmaceutical/Healthcare/Hospitals; Manufacturing/Warehouse/Distribution; and Financial/Banking.