G4S blends technology and manpower into one solution

Long Beach, CA (June 28, 2010) – G4S provides total security solutions for building owners and managers, encompassing technology innovations to make commercial real estate and corporate campuses more secure along with personnel in the form of contracted security officers. G4S, formerly known as Wackenhut, will be sharing with attendees at this week's BOMA show the company's vision to deliver a new category of integrated security solutions that combines manpower and technology.

"In the past, building owners and managers have considered security technology and the security officer force as separate entities," said Drew Levine, President, G4S Secure Solutions. "The fact is, the success of these elements is closely intertwined: security technology contributes as a force multiplier and productivity tool to make manpower more efficient, while even the most advanced technology depends to some extent on the individuals who monitor and respond. We are the only company that combines both into a complete integrated solution."

G4S has built on Wackenhut’s proven success as the premier supplier of security manpower by acquiring several companies related to security technology. Also contributing to the new vision are internally developed innovations such as the Secure Trax™ PLUS Management Software platform, plus a new state-of-the-art remote video monitoring center in Burlington, MA. G4S' expanded range of services also includes security consulting, design and engineering; compliance and risk management; and facilities management.

Acquisitions include: Nuclear Security Services Corp. (NSSC) which offers risk management, design and engineering services for intrusion detection, access control and video surveillance systems specifically for the nuclear power and other regulated industries; Touchcom, Inc. that develops software for visitor management, work flow management, elevator management and facility concierge services; Adesta, a systems integrator that designs and installs sophisticated video surveillance, perimeter protection and related security systems; and AMAG Technology which offers access control, visitor management, smart card and related software-driven applications.

G4S’ Secure Trax PLUS is a fully interactive software platform that connects G4S officers, the command center, and an enterprise's customized secure business intelligence portal. The all-in-one software provides a range of customizable security solutions to detect, alert, dispatch, record and verify events in real-time. Depending on a user’s specific needs, event monitoring functions can include any combination of incident management, guard tours, fire and safety inspections and fleet management programs.
The remote monitoring center in Burlington, MA -- about 17 miles northwest of Boston -- is a 5,000-square-foot facility that promotes efficiency by using video monitoring and analytics (intelligent video) to alert security personnel only if there is a problem at a customer's site that needs to be addressed, such as someone loitering in a parking lot after business hours.

"G4S is in a unique position to provide existing and new building management customers a comprehensive security solution completely integrating both manpower and technology that is customized to specific needs," continued Mr. Levine. "Although there are many companies offering solutions – no other single company delivers the whole package. That’s G4S innovation today."

For more information visit www.g4s.us or call 800-275-8305.