AMAG Technology, a G4S company, hosted a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at its 20th annual Security Engineering Symposium this past weekend in San Diego, California. Almost $33,000.00 was raised at the closing Awards and Gala dinner with both AMAG Technology and G4S matching attendee donations. “We are incredibly thankful for the generosity shown by our AMAG community of customers, dealers, consultants and friends who came together to raise such an impressive donation in such a short amount of time,” said John Kenning, CEO of G4S Americas. Curing life-threatening diseases “AMAG and G4S are committed to giving back to our communities by partnering with organisations like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital who help children and their families treat and defeat childhood cancers and other life-threatening diseases.” Attendees could also donate online and cash donations were collected onsite During the Gala, a surfboard was painted live on stage and auctioned off. President of AVS Technology, Michael Riotto won the surfboard. Attendees could also donate online and cash donations were collected onsite. A representative from St. Jude gave a short presentation about the history and mission of the organisation and shared one family’s heartwarming story about how St. Jude’s has impacted their life. Five-year-old Gracie was diagnosed with mono, but referred to St. Jude’s for confirmation. A bone marrow aspiration revealed Gracie had leukemia. Security engineering symposium The team at St. Jude’s not only treated her, but cured her and her family never saw a medical bill for her care. Gracie thinks of St. Jude’s as a good place to go and loves her medical team. AMAG Technology began supporting St. Jude in 2017. In addition to small, company-only fundraisers held throughout the year, a large fundraiser is held annually at the Security Engineering Symposium in February. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for catastrophic pediatric diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of the founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Over 125 end-users, consultants, integrators and technology partners participated in AMAG’s Security Engineering Symposium and helped G4S and AMAG proudly support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
G4S, the global integrated security company, introduces the G4S Security Risk Management Model, a risk-based, data-driven approach to oversee enterprise security management. G4S helps businesses learn how to mitigate risk through a suite of software tools developed in partnership with industry experts and Georgia State University’s Center for Process Innovation. To build this tool, G4S went outside the security industry and worked with an academic partner, the Georgia State University Center for Process Innovation, to help them look at the issue from a completely new perspective. Using an Effects-Based Design planning method, G4S developed a comprehensive, consistent, and easy-to-use model that takes security risk management to a whole new level. Through analysing a customer’s risks and evaluating their resources, G4S and its related business units work together to deliver a resolution Security risk management Through analysing a customer’s risks and evaluating their resources, G4S and its related business units work together to deliver a resolution with proven methodology, backed by expertise, experience and research. “Our Security Risk Management Model uses researched-backed tools, combined with our highly trained Risk Management team, to deliver a customised security program that helps our clients prevent, contain and recover from risk,” said John Kenning, Regional CEO, G4S Americas. “We help our clients determine what their risks are and where to focus more resources to improve security.” Potential return on investment Security risk management is the backbone of a security program. It provides a holistic approach to optimising an entire security program, helping to identify obstacles to security risk issues, while providing insights into the potential return on investment. The G4S risk-based approach through the Security Risk Management Model minimises threats by addressing risks in proportion to their size and complexity. G4S works with clients to determine every resource they want to protect, the potential risks to these resources, and possible resolutions to mitigate the risks. After completing the assessment, clients can choose the level of service that fits their organisation’s security risk management needs.
RISK360 is a comprehensive, Microsoft Azure cloud-based application G4S, the global, integrated security company, will demonstrate an enhanced version of RISK360, an award-winning incident and case management software, at ISC West at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 5-7, 2017. RISK360 is a comprehensive, Microsoft Azure cloud-based application that provides security teams the ability to report, track and resolve cases while providing leadership with insights to make informed, data-driven decisions to save time and money. RISK360 enhancements Developed in collaboration with customers, the latest evolution of RISK360 includes the following enhancements: Improved user-friendly interface with role-based personalisation Streamlined workflows integrate seamlessly with existing systems Custom assessments with option for automatic notifications and scheduling Inform global risk and asset protection teams of risk exposure Receive automated notification of risks to asset protection and corporate security teams Based in Microsoft Azure cloud to ensure optimal availability “What sets RISK360 above and beyond other incident management programs is its ability to track, organise, analyse and communicate meaningful data clearly and quickly,” said G4S North America CEO John Kenning. “Establishing effective risk mitigation strategies requires a fully informed perspective; this is the innovation behind RISK360.”
A message we’re hearing a lot at ISC West this year is the customer’s growing demand for end-to-end solutions. In the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) segment, especially, there is a strong demand for total solutions that are simple to use and easy to integrate and manage. The most efficient path to achieve such systems is often to install an end-to-end solution from a single supplier, combining access control and video. Creating unified solution by uniting product businesses “Video gives us a way to grow faster, and the video partner we have chosen offers the features, functionality and flexibility to allow us to grow faster,” says John Kenning, regional CEO of G4S North America and Technology We’re seeing the trend play out in the arena of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), but two independent companies can also achieve similar results by working together closely, combining their product lines to bring a single, unified solution to the market. An example of that approach, being highlighted at ISC West this week, is AMAG Technology’s new agreement to incorporate Salient Systems’ video products into its Symmetry platform. AMAG will sell Salient products as the latest, private-labelled additions to its Symmetry product line. Specifically, AMAG is now offering Symmetry CompleteView Video Management System, Symmetry PowerProtect NVR Server Platforms, and Symmetry TouchView Mobile Video Apps for sale right alongside its other Symmetry products, and as part of an end-to-end system. These products are private-labeled versions of Salient’s existing product line, which have been integrated closely to operate as a single system with AMAG’s Symmetry access control products. Simplified approach for a better future John Kenning, regional CEO of G4S North America and Technology, describes the agreement as an “OEM arrangement with a deep partnership.” (AMAG is part of G4S Technology, a worldwide manufacturer of security management technology.) The pact will also help the two companies move faster in the future to meet customer demand, to advance technologies, and to embrace opportunities such as cloud services. “Our strategy is to provide our customer base wanting end-to-end solutions a simpler, consistent and more flexible route to build a combined system for access control and video, using one simple graphical user interface (GUI),” says Kenning. Such a system appeals particularly to the SMB market’s need for an easily integrable system. At the enterprise level, and even for global enterprises, the simplified approach can translate into easier standardisation throughout the organisation, and easier ordering and vendor management (dealing with fewer vendors). Kenning lists the energy sector, higher education and healthcare as vertical markets where the approach is gaining traction. “Video gives us a way to grow faster, and the video partner we have chosen offers the features, functionality and flexibility to allow us to grow faster,” says Kenning, noting that, generally, growth is faster in the video segment of the market. Win-Win game AMAG has already been working with Salient to integrate the companies’ systems, and Kenning says Salient’s rapid growth and new capabilities in networking and managing bandwidth consumption contributed to the decision to private-label Salient video products as part of the Symmetry line. (Network-friendly features of the CompleteView VMS include Dynamic Resolution Scaling, and Smart Search makes it fast and easy to locate a video recording.) The bi-directional interface to Symmetry Access Control enables alarms and events to trigger recordings, and recordings can automatically be associated with access control events. “It’s just a very well-rounded opportunity and product, a very strong fit” he says. “They are growing by leaps and bounds.” Salient Systems’ benefits from the deal will include access to a new, large and global distribution channel for its products. G4S’ global reach includes some 600,000 employees worldwide. The initial announcement at ISC West relates specifically to AMAG, but the private-labelled Salient products will be available under the Symmetry brand worldwide by the second half of 2015. AMAG and Salient will work together to provide Level 2 or Level 3 technical support across the access control and video platform, all accessible through AMAG’s customer support system. Part of the “deep partnership” will be AMAG depending on Salient Systems for future development of the video system, which will free up AMAG resources to be more focused on customer-facing development and additional features and functionality. (AMAG previously private-labelled another company’s video product, but had to tie up its own resources doing development for the product. AMAG will continue to support the legacy product, and has plenty of replacement inventory, but will not develop any new features or functionality, and will eventually manage the product’s end-of-life.) AMAG will also continue to work with other third-party suppliers through its API (application programming interface), doing additional integrations to meet customer demand, as will Salient. ISC West will no doubt have plenty more announcements, too – stay tuned.
Mr Kenning will succeed Grahame Gibson in the role of Regional CEO, North America on 1 December this year G4S, the leading global integrated security group, announced recently that it has appointed John Kenning to the role of Regional CEO, North America. Mr Kenning has over 30 years’ service sector experience in North America, including senior leadership roles with ADT-Tyco, Nortel and OfficeMax. Mr Kenning will succeed Grahame Gibson in the role of Regional CEO, North America on 1 December this year. Mr Gibson will retire from the company in October 2015 and will retire from the board of G4S plc at the conclusion of the company’s Annual General Meeting on 4 June 2015 and will not, therefore, be standing for re-election as a director. Ashley Almanza, Group CEO of G4S said: “We are delighted to welcome John to the executive team. John brings a wealth of relevant experience gained in leadership roles in the security, technology and services sectors in North America.” “I would like to thank Grahame for the enormous contribution he has made to G4S. Grahame has served with great distinction in roles across the Group over the past 31 years and under Grahame’s leadership our business in North America has become a market leader, recognised for outstanding customer service and innovation." John Connolly, Chairman of G4S, added: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Grahame for his contribution to the board and the Group. He has been an outstanding member of the board for the last decade and played an important role in the development of G4S for more than 30 years. The board wishes him well for the future.”