Pawtucket Grand Opening

Security Concepts, an electronic security and building technology company, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday, April 5, to mark the opening of the company’s new headquarters at 115 Newport Ave. The new 5,000-square-foot facility is triple the size of the company’s previous location in Cranston. It features new, modern office space, equipment storage and a state-of-the-art training center for the company’s 15 employees.

“Pawtucket was a natural choice for our new headquarters because of the proximity to Providence and highways, the business-friendly government, and positive economic development efforts,” said Chris Pratt, owner of Security Concepts. “The history and legacy as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution inspires us, as we work to grow our business here.”

He added, “We look forward to a strong community partnership with the city, and to supporting the Pawtucket Foundation, Pawtucket Arts Fest, Slater Memorial Park, and Slater Mill historic site.”

Security Concepts has been operating in Rhode Island since the mid-1980s. It combines the service of a family-owned company with the strength of a national company.

Pratt, a U.S. Army veteran, attended Bryant University and has spent much of his career growing businesses in Rhode Island prior to acquiring Security Concepts, Rhode Island Alarms and Block Island Alarms in May 2018.

The company plans to add five to six new employees to its team this year.

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