Security Heritage Remains Local in Acquisition

Security Heritage Remains Local in Acquisition

Kapiti Coast, Tuesday 15 May 2018 - A desire to provide Kapiti and Horowhenua communities with leading-edge security technology has seen Electra Services acquire the alarm monitoring arm of a local leading security provider, Main Security.

Electra Services has purchased Main Security’s alarm monitoring service, with the transition commencing on 1 May 2018. This acquisition builds on a relationship established in 2017 when Electra Services began looking after customer service for Main Security.

Mark Smith, General Manager of Electra Services, says acquiring Main Security’s alarm monitoring service puts Securely at the forefront of home security and monitoring in the lower North Island and extends their reach throughout New Zealand.

“Our area of operation now extends from Wanganui down to Wellington, following our acquisition of Wellington-based Safegard in late 2017. Our expanded customer base is the perfect platform to introduce our exciting new smart home technology, Securely for Living, to the thousands of homes with legacy alarm systems.

Kevin Wynn, Owner of Main Security, says Electra Services’ standing in the community and focus on innovation was an important consideration.

“We began operating in Kapiti in the early 90’s - we pride ourselves on being local and knowing the community inside out. Electra has a proud heritage in the region, so it was win-win for us to sell our alarm monitoring operation to them.”

“There will be minimal change for our clients; they shouldn’t notice anything other than perhaps a change in billing details. I will remain involved with the business, along with Jamie and the team to provide support and knowledge about our customers. We are still very much hands on and will continue to provide guard services, alarm installation and technical services locally.

Neil Simmonds, Chief Executive of Electra, says it’s an exciting time for the company.

“We are proud to add another local brand with such a strong reputation into the Electra group of companies. We are firmly focused on the future, and ensuring we continue to not only meet, but anticipate and exceed, the needs of our communities. Securely for Living is just the start of the transformation we are hoping to make in smart home living, so watch this space.”




About Electra Services

Electra Services is an award-winning security and monitoring company.  It operates under the Securely, SafeGard Alarms and Main Security brands and is wholly owned by Electra Ltd, which is one of New Zealand’s largest electricity distribution companies, founded in 1922. With more than 50 years’ experience in delivering and monitoring electricity, Electra Services applies this accumulated experience of monitoring critical, and often life critical, utility supply to provide a robust monitoring service that is built on leading edge technology and attentive service.