American Defense Systems (Dallas, TX) has announced acquiring Direct Protect Security and Surveillance, which is based out of Costa Mesa, CA. Direct Protect has provided smart home solutions to residents and businesses, in over 13 states, for close to 10 years. Smart home solutions Matt Leibelt & James Melad, Principals of Direct Protect, met in the mortgage industry in the early 2000’s. After working in a different industry for a number of years, they reconnected to work in the home security space. Leibelt and Melad started a marketing company, JDM Marketing, with a focus on providing other security companies a turnkey, full-service marketing platform. With the success of that strategy, they later rebranded to Direct Protect Security and Surveillance, and became the full-service security company. American Defense Systems was one of their first security companies to purchase their leads. When Direct Protect decided to put a stronger focus on sales, Curtis Kindred, CEO of American Defense, selflessly offered valuable advice and knowledge in the industry to help guide Direct Protect to success. Home security company “Curtis is one of the first dealers we met entering the industry in 2010. We’ve always admired his integrity and vision for growth. We are more than excited to be part of the team and help take this company to the next level,” says Leibelt. American Defense Systems continues to expand its national footprint and customer base with the acquisition of Direct Protect “Both companies identified a huge benefit that had little downside to the partnership” said Melad. “Without that level of trust and collaboration throughout the years, I’m not sure the conversation would have ever happened.” Direct Protect acquisition American Defense Systems continues to expand its national footprint and customer base with the acquisition of Direct Protect. “The team at American Defense and I are extremely excited to work with Matt and James. We have been informal partners in this industry for a long time now, and it was time to put our combined knowledge and resources together to grow something special,” says Kindred. American Defense Systems is one of the fastest growing security companies in the industry. They are based out of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and licensed to do business in over 35 states. They are a veteran owned and operated company utilizing Brinks Home Security’s globally renowned monitoring station. American Defense Systems currently provides residential, small business, commercial, fire monitoring, video, access control, and multi-family applications.