Combined Systems (CSI) has acquired the assets of Thompson Handcuffs Corporation, a manufacturer of high-quality handcuffs and restraints located in Bedford Park, Illinois. The acquisition will expand CSI’s product and training solutions in both of its domestic and international sales channels.

“The inclusion of handcuffs and restraints is a great fit with our current product mix, customer base and marketing strategy,” said Don Smith, chief executive officer of CSI. “We look forward to growing the Thompson Handcuffs line of business through an added focus on sales and marketing.”

Thompson Handcuffs has been developing, manufacturing and marketing a full line of handcuffs and restraints since 1985. Holding numerous patents and trademarks, the company has been recognized as an innovator, having been the first to market a variety of colored handcuffs as a system to assist corrections officers during prisoner transport.