Pye-Barker Fire & Safety, a provider of fire protection, life safety and security services in the U.S., has purchased the Hartline Company, a security, alarm and fire prevention company serving central Florida.

Founded in 1984 by Alan Hartline and based in Lake Wales, Fla., the Hartline Company works to help businesses protect people and property through security monitoring, CCTV and access control in addition to fire sprinklers, fire alarms, extinguishers, emergency lighting, suppression and kitchen hood systems. The deal allows Pye-Barker, which has acquired businesses in Florida and throughout the U.S., to add security to its fire protection services in the central Florida market.

“This acquisition strengthens our full-service capabilities in central Florida and helps us grow our presence in the Southeast and throughout the U.S.,” says Bart Proctor, CEO of Pye-Barker.