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Updated: Aug 18, 2021

Top US Security & Life-Safety Communications Company Acquires ArCom Systems

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (October 08, 2018) – Lone Star Communications, a Texas-based leader in the life safety industry, expands its market reach to Arkansas and Louisiana by recently acquiring ArCom Systems, a leader in low voltage life safety equipment to the Arkansas and Louisiana commercial, education, and healthcare market.

ArCom was founded in 1975 by David Watson II installing fire alarm and nurse call systems in long-term healthcare and assisted living facilities throughout the south central and southeastern portion of the United States. In 2000, President David Watson III took over operations and initiated commitments with the best of breed product lines available in the U.S. for I.P. Video Surveillance, Access Control, Nurse Call and Fire Alarm. ArCom became a Rauland distributor in 2000 which expanded its focus into acute care hospitals. Today, ArCom supports 152 hospitals with life safety equipment and because of the acquisition, each hospital will become part of the Lone Star Communications family.

ArCom Systems now becomes a member of LSC Companies joining Lone Star Communications Grand Prairie and Lone Star Communications Houston and expands LSC’s reach to 456 hospitals in 5 states.

Watson will join the Lone Star Communications team helping with the integration and expansion of the education group for the first year. With more than 30 years of experience in the life safety industry, David is excited to join a diverse team at Lone Star Communications.

“We are honored to have the ArCom Systems team of outstanding life safety professionals join the Lone Star Communications family,” said Ray Bailey, president of LSC Companies. “Providers today are intensely focused on consistent quality outcomes and outstanding patient experiences. As their workloads have increased profoundly over the past few years, clinical workflow automation has become essential. The combined depth of experience makes Lone Star one of the most highly specialized and talent-rich clinical systems integrators in the state of Texas, and now we will expand our ability to help the Providers in the Arkansas and Louisiana markets to measurably improve quality and lower operating costs.”

Lone Star Communications not only broadens its market to Arkansas and Louisiana, but also gains 55 devoted team members during this acquisition, leaving Lone Star Communications with more than 200 highly specialized professionals.

Lone Star Communications is the recognized leader in life safety communications in Texas for hundreds of independent school districts and major healthcare service providers. For more details about how Lone Star Communications can assist your business, please visit

About Lone Star Communications, Inc. Lone Star Communications was founded in 1991 with a set of guiding principles and a group of people with a shared vision, to ensure the same consistent provider experience across Texas. In both 2015 and 2016, Commercial Integrator Magazine recognized Lone Star Communications as a top 10 integrator in the healthcare industry in the U.S. Then in 2018, Commercial Integrator Magazine recognized Lone Star Communications as one of CI’s Fast-2018 Growing firms. From day one Lone Star Communications committed itself to “Excellence in Workmanship.” Its status as ISO 9001:2015 certified in both Houston and Grand Prairie offices is evidence of its continuing commitment to that goal. “Building Lifetime Customers by providing the Right Product, First Time, On Time, No Exceptions!”

Mergers Media Contact: Raymond Bailey



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