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Secom broadens UK foothold via Northern Ireland acquisition

Japanese security services giant now aims to expand to other parts of EU

A Secom security service control center in the U.K.

TOKYO -- Japan's Secom has acquired a fellow security services provider in Northern Ireland -- a move that will spread its footprint across all of the United Kingdom.

Local unit Secom PLC purchased all outstanding shares in mid-tier player Scan Alarms & Security Systems for several hundred million yen. Founded in 1982, Scan Alarms is based near Northern Ireland's capital of Belfast. Its main business includes sales of security equipment like surveillance cameras, as well as related services.

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