Wilsons Security Acquires AEL Security Ltd. a Fire Protection and Life Safety Business

May 2018

Wilsons Security, Atlantic Canada’s largest independent residential and commercial security company, wishes to announce the acquisition of AEL Security Ltd.

Founded by Ron, Dora and David Phillips in 1981 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, AEL Security specializes in sales, servicing and inspection of fire alarm systems, and also in commercial security and access control. The firm is an authorized distributor for Mircom Technologies Engineered Systems, and its team of factory trained technicians have CT Dealer Network certification for access control and integrated systems. AEL Security’s clients include many of Nova Scotia’s largest developers and property management firms.

“On behalf of the entire Wilsons Security team, I am pleased to welcome David Phillips and his AEL Security team to the Wilsons Security family. Together we will provide customers greater peace of mind through access to the most advanced security technology and timely service 24-hour-a-day” said David C. Wilson, President of Wilsons Security.

David Phillips, co-founder and owner of AEL Security, expressed excitement about the new partnership. “As a family business we wanted a transition plan that would allow my parents, Ron and Dora, to retire knowing that their customers would continue to receive excellent services and their employees would have secure jobs in a growth-oriented and high performing company. We have found a great match with Wilsons Security and, together with my talented colleagues from AEL Security, I look forward to helping it grow in future.”

David Phillips is starting a new role with Wilsons Security as a Security and Life Safety Solutions Consultant bringing with him AEL Security employees Alan Hennebury, Shane Hennebury and Gary Leclerc.

Since its inception in 2007, Wilsons Security has grown by bringing together the most experienced security professionals in the region and offering a range of integrated security and life safety solutions for residential, commercial, and government customers. Wilsons Security now delivers services across Canada, with a large and highly experienced technical team based in the Maritimes and a network of sub-contractors serving over 10,000 sites.

Media Contact: Robyn Bruce, Marketing Manager

Email: rbruce@wilsons.ca, Phone: 902-453-3388

Wilsons Security operates as a division of Wilson Fuels, an eighth generation family-owned business base in Truro, Nova Scotia, that takes great pride in its long-term commitment to the well-being of its customers, employees and local community.