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G4S chosen to upgrade security for Washington ferry system

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11/08/2012

OMAHA, Neb.—G4S Technology, an integrator based here, has been chosen to complete a security update for the Ferries Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, according to a joint press release from G4S and CNL Software.

G4S Technology awarded contract

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09/27/2012

OMAHA, Neb.— G4S Technology LLC, a systems integrator and project management company, has been awarded a $3.8 million contract from the Washington state Department of Transportation Ferries Division to provide security system upgrades, according to a company statement.

Report: G4S to shed some operations for $174 million

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Mega-security company, G4S—which does systems integration, guards and monitoring— has done a lot of acquiring in recent years domestically and some selling abroad.   According to a Reuters report this morning, it’s about to do some more selling—but not in North America, in Denmark.

The report says says G4S is preparing to sell its “alarm centres in Denmark” I’m assuming “alarm centres” are monitoring operations, but guess they could possibly be alarm installation companies. I’ll get some clarification on this.

The report says G4S will keep its guard operations in Denmark. “Several private equity firms” are reportedly interested in buying and the deal is expected to be work “more than 1 billion Danish crowns ($174.13 million), “

Here’s some more from the story:

“Security firm G4S is preparing to sell a large part of its Danish operations in a deal that is expected to be worth more than 1 billion Danish crowns ($174.13 million), Danish financial daily Borsen said on Monday.

Borsen cited banking and legal sources familiar with the matter as saying that G4S was close to a sale of its alarm centres in Denmark, but would keep its Danish uniformed guards business.

“G4S has not been able to earn decent money from the infrastructure part (of the business) in Denmark so now they are selling it,” a source representing a potential buyer told the newspaper.

The paper said that several private equity firms were interested in the operations that G4S was selling. The paper said the sale would be similar to divestments of operations in Norway, Poland and Sweden that G4S has carried out after the company failed last year to acquire Danish outsourcing firm ISS in a 5.2 billion pounds ($8.4 billion) deal.
In March, G4S said it would return to targeting emerging markets, including Brazil, China and India, following the failed ISS takeover attempt. ($1 = 5.7429 Danish crowns) ($1 = 0.6212 British pounds) (Reporting by John Acher; Editing by Helen Massy-Beresford)”

G4S Justice Services launches LoneProtector

Custom monitoring to enhance lone worker safety
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10/21/2011

ORLANDO, Fla.—G4S Justice Services, a division of one of the largest full-service service security companies in the world, debuted a new monitored lone worker safety solution called LoneProtector at the recent ASIS International convention here.

Guard company and integrator partner

Securitas and Convergint say a combination of guards and technology is often the best answer
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09/29/2011

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Securitas USA, which has 400 branch locations and employs close to 100,000 guards, and Convergint Technologies, a national systems integrator, yesterday announced a formalized partnership where they’ll offer a “total security program,” a combination of g

ASIS 2011: News and notes from the show floor

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09/22/2011

ORLANDO, Fla.—There was plenty of news being made at ASIS 2011, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center Sept. 19-21. Below are some editor round-ups from ventured out onto the show floor to collect news and other goings-on.

TechSec 2012 preliminary educational program announced

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09/22/2011

ORLANDO, Fla.—Details of the TechSec 2012 educational program were announced by conference organizers on Sept. 20, the second day of the ASIS show here.

Is a Securitas/Niscayah reunion imminent?

Mack says reunited companies better positioned to compete with the likes of G4S
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05/19/2011

STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Is it strange that guarding giant Securitas, which divested itself of its systems integration business (Securitas Systems, now Niscayah) five years ago, this week made a bid to buy that very same business back?

G4S to monitor networks from central station

Network monitoring capabilities a major differentiator
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01/13/2011

BURLINGTON, Mass.—Mega-security company G4S in December brought Adesta’s network monitoring operation under that same roof as its other monitoring operations, a move G4S executives say will expand their offerings and capabilities.

A host of services at Altec Systems

Ga. integrator does hosted access and hosted IT
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01/11/2011

MARIETTA, Ga.—Altec Systems “dipped its toe in the water” of managed services about four years ago, and today it offers not only hosted access control and remote guarding, but a number of IT services, such as hosted desktop, phone, email and servers as well.