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News Release: Select Security and Mace Security International Team Up to Provide Nationwide DIY Security

Select Security and Mace Security International are proud to announce a new partnership to sell self-installed security systems under the Mace brand starting in 2016.

“Serving the do-it-yourself segment of the population is one that we’ve been looking at for quite some time,” said Select Security President, Steve Firestone. “While the Select Security name is well known in our branch territories, this partnership with Mace allows us to quickly and aggressively enter this market nationwide.”

The program is being led and managed by Select Security with an eye for an official launch in the fourth quarter of 2016. A team of Select Security’s senior management is currently interviewing for key personnel including an Executive Director, as well as finalizing the choice of manufacturer, location of the call center and fulfillment center, as well as choosing an agency to handle the advertising and public relations needs that come with running a nationwide project of this size.

Mace is the market leader worldwide in personal protection, due in large part to the pepper spray that has become synonymous with their name. According to research, more than 85% of the North American population recognizes the Mace name, while more than 91% of their customers express their satisfaction with Mace products.

“The expansion into personal security and alarm systems is a natural extension of our current offerings,” said Mace Security International President and CEO, John McCann. “By combining with the sales, marketing, and operational expertise of Select Security, we anticipate being able to expand the Mace reputation for quality into alarm and home automation systems while creating additional value for our shareholders.”

“D-I-Y security systems have increasingly become a viable option for consumers, and has generated great success for several other companies operating in this space,” Select Security Founder and CEO, Patrick Egan. “We expect and anticipate the performance of our Mace branded product to have comparable success in a fairly short timeframe.”

Select Security was founded in 2003 and has quickly grown to be one of the largest and most respected security and life safety solution providers in the markets it serves with a focus on being a Compelling Place to Work, Shop, and Invest. With multiple local offices covering Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, Select Security offers integrated security and fire alarms, video surveillance, access control, along with home security, life safety, and convenient home automation systems. Select Security offers monitoring services through its secure network of four redundant monitoring centers that are each Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed, Factory Mutual (FM) approved, and have earned the coveted 5-Diamond certification from the Central Station Alarm Association.

The company has been named a national finalist for three years in a row for the coveted “Installer of the Year” award handed out by Security, Sales & Integration Magazine, winning the award in 2014, due in part to its world-class customer care department, and has twice been included on the INC 5000 list of fastest growing companies and is a recurring member of Security Dealer Magazine’s annual list of the top 100 largest security systems companies.

Mace Security International, Inc. is a globally recognized leader in personal safety and security. Based in Cleveland, the company has spent more than 40 years designing and manufacturing consumer and tactical products for personal defense, security and surveillance under its world-renowned Mace® Brand – the original trusted brand of pepper spray products. The company also offers aerosol defense sprays and tactical products for law enforcement and security professionals worldwide through its Mace® Take Down® brand.

Mace Security International distributes and supports Mace® Brand products and services through mass-market retailers, wholesale distributors, independent dealers, e-commerce marketers and installation service providers. Mace® Brand products are manufactured in the U.S. For more information, please visit

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