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Central Security Group

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Headquarters  Tulsa
Number of employees  475
Founded  1999
Type of business  Private
Central Security Group wwwcentralsecuritygroupcomimagescentralsecuri
Industry  Security systems, Video surveillance, Fire detection, Home Automation
Founder  Mark Wilson, Harry Schenk
Key people  Richard Ginsburg (President and CEO) Harry Schenk (CFO) Jim Boots (CRO) Keith Patterson (COO)
Subsidiaries  SecureNet Alarm Systems, Inc.

Central Security Group, Inc. provides installation, service, and monitoring for security systems and energy management and home automation services for residential and commercial customers. The company uses an authorized dealer network, internal sales team and branch offices to sell and install its security systems. The company serves customers in California, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. In Oklahoma, the company does business as Guardian Security Services.


In 2015, the company was ranked number thirteen on SDM Magazine’s SDM 100 List based on its recurring monthly revenue (RMR) of December 31, 2014, among U.S. companies that provide electronic security systems and services to both residential and non-residential customers.

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Central Security Group was co-founded in 1999 by Mark Wilson and Harry Schenk, who teamed with Stolberg, Meehan & Scano. That same year, Central Security Group purchased the base of Guardian Security Systems. Prior to Central Security Group, Wilson and Schenk ran Multimedia Security Service, an alarm monitoring company that was sold to Protection One in 1998.

  • In February 2005, Pinnacle CEO Recruiters, Inc. announced that it had sourced an alarm monitoring acquisition of Central Security Group, Inc., for Great Hill Partners.
  • In September 2009, Central Security Group Holdings Inc raised $10,000,000.
  • In November 2010, Summit Partners acquired Central Security from Great Hill Partners LLC.
  • In January 2012, Guardian, a company owned by Central Security Group, bought Controller Security accounts.
  • In February 2012, Central Security Group acquired SafeLink Security.
  • In June 2012, Central Security Group acquired Lakeshore Alarm.
  • In May 2013, Central Security Group acquired SecureNet Alarm Systems.
  • In July 2014, Richard Ginsburg, former CEO of Protection 1 and Guardian International was named CEO and President of Central Security Group and a member of the company’s board of directors.
  • In October 2014, Central Security Group acquired security and home automation providers, Fort Knox Security Services and SW Security Services.
  • In October 2014, CSG completed a refinancing and expansion of its senior secured credit facilities in the amount of $325 million, including a $50 million revolver.
  • In January 2015, Central Security Group acquired Allied Protective Systems.
  • In May 2016, the company received the #9 ranking in the SDM Top 100 U.S. Security Companies.
  • Home and Commercial Security Systems

    Central Security Group provides wireless home security systems. Components of the systems include but are not limited to window and door sensors, security cameras, motion detectors, alarm keypads, indoor and outdoor sirens, glass break detectors, and alarm control panels.

    Services related to these systems include alarm monitoring and installation, upgrading from 2g alarm cellular technology, remote access, a mobile app, severe weather alerts, two-way voice, water detection, smoke, heat, and carbon dioxide detection, and video monitoring.

    Home Automation and Energy Management Services

    Central Security Group provides home automation solutions that allow customers to automate lights, locks and thermostats and to use a smartphone to control appliances, entertainment systems, lights, locks, garage doors and their security systems.


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