CSL confirms deal to acquire Emizon Networks and accelerate plans for new sectors

CSL – the specialist provider of M2M and Internet of Things solutions in both the security and health sectors – has announced the acquisition of Emizon Networks. The deal is the first since CSL’s management team reinvested with Norland Capital, ICONIQ Capital and RIT Capital Partners.

The acquisition will enhance CSL’s existing service with greater IP capability, as well as underpinning the company’s bold international growth ambitions.

Speaking about the deal, Bob Tuck (managing director of Emizon) said: “This is a great opportunity for Emizon to benefit from CSL’s customer-led ethos and attention to service. We’re better together. This deal expands Emizon’s reach in the market, providing installers and their customers with more choice.”

With offices in the UK, the Netherlands, the USA and Australia and licensed partnerships in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Emizon Networks’ technology enables end users to embrace the benefits of IP networks, in turn realising improved functionality, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The technology can also enhance security far beyond the capabilities of traditional dual-path signalling and services.

Boasting a worldwide installation figure now approaching 50,000 installations, Emizon can connect to all major alarm software suppliers. In addition, the business is certified to ISO 9001.

Also commenting on the deal, Ed Heale (CSL’s managing director) stated: “Both businesses have different areas of expertise, but are aligned strategically. The combination will allow us to provide a broader and better service for our existing customers as well as accelerate our plans to enter new sectors and expand internationally.”

CSL was founded in the UK in 1996. Today, the CSL Group runs operations in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands. After a successful management buy-out in 2006 led by Group CEO Phil Hollett and Simon Banks, founder and Group managing director, the company established itself as a leading provider of dual signalling systems.

CSL pioneered the move from wired to wireless communication in the electronic security and Telehealthcare sectors with the introduction of the multi-network WorldSIM which provides maximum uptime.

Today, the company is the trusted choice to provide critical connectivity for nearly half a million M2M devices throughout Europe.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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