The Diamond level provides built-in incentives for enriched training certification & specialised support Hikvision USA, the North American leader in innovative, award-winning CCTV and IP video surveillance products, is pleased to launch a new level of its Dealer Partner Program—Diamond—designed to meet the needs of enterprise-level dealer partners. Exclusive access to products, business assistance, and priority service The Hikvision Dealer Partner (HDP) Program rewards partner loyalty with relationship-based advantages and recognition. Through this programme, Hikvision extends exclusive access to products, business assistance, and priority service to key industry partners. Differentiation of Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond levels are based on a dealer’s annual spend on Hikvision products, and each tier builds upon itself with additional benefits. These benefits include product discounts through authorised distribution partners, extended warranties, priority technical support, and discounted demo equipment, among others. The Diamond level was created to meet the needs of enterprise-level partners via built-in incentives for enhanced profitability, enriched training certification, and specialised support. Innovative security solutions to high-level clients “The purpose of the programme is to foster achievement of our dealer partners and help their businesses succeed,” stated Vince Lupe, Director of Business Development. “The new Diamond level is designed to support our dealers who work with enterprise-level clients and solutions.” “Hikvision has long been a leader in the SMB marketplace, and as we maintain that status we continue to grow in the enterprise realm. We are poised to deliver innovative solutions to high-level clients on a national scale,” added Sam Belbina, Vice President, Enterprise Sales for Hikvision USA. “With the expansion of the Dealer Partner Program, Hikvision can better support these valued dealers and their customers.” To learn more about Hikvision’s dealer partner programmes, visit booth 14059 at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 6-8.
G4S will continue to support IUSA’s recent security initiatives to expand its video and card access deployments G4S Technology, an award-winning security and communications integrator, has been selected for the deployment of Phase II in a multi-million-dollar contract with world-leading energy company, Iberdrola USA (IUSA), to achieve a comprehensive, multi-layered, integrated physical security solution that meets all present and future NERC CIP 5 requirements. G4S led the completion of Phase I of the project, and will now focus on upgrading video and card access control across IUSA’s three operating companies. IUSA, a subsidiary of parent company, Iberdrola S.A., provides renewable and thermal electricity generation, electricity transmission and distribution, natural gas storage and distribution and renewable energy operations and energy services to 24 states across the U.S. The company’s three main business units include Iberdrola USA Networks, Inc., which safely delivers natural gas and electricity to nearly three million customers in the New England area; Iberdrola Renewables, the renewable energy division of Iberdrola S.A. with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world; and Iberdrola Energy Holdings, which serves as one of the top independent gas storage operators and gas traders in the country. Per the terms of its multi-year Master Services Agreement (MSA) with IUSA, G4S Technology has been selected to complete video implementation for the remaining Phase I sites, including service of the VMS and AMAG Symmetry ACS systems for the next three years. G4S Technology will continue to support IUSA’s recent security initiatives to expand upon its video and card access deployments across the organisation’s critical assets. This will include other initiatives under Iberdrola Renewables across the country, based on IUSA’s threat-based assessments and tiered security approach. “G4S Technology has proven to be a supportive, reliable and innovative technology partner for Iberdrola USA, serving to realise our vision of intelligent, quality service to our broad customer base,” said Keri Glitch, CSO for Iberdrola USA. “G4S Technology truly values this expanded partnership with Iberdrola USA. As we achieve the objectives of this second contract, our focus is – first and foremost – to fully meet IUSA’s widespread security needs, and maintain IUSA’s commitment to quality of service and peace of mind for their customers across the country,” said Sam Belbina, President of G4S Technology. “Over the next three years, G4S Technology will deliver IUSA the most intelligent, reliable, and fully scalable security platforms that will enable them to not only meet, but exceed all government mandates, and solidify themselves as a true leader in the energy and utility industry.”
The facility showcases G4S’ physical security capabilities and product solutions, specifically highlighting NERC/CIP capabilities G4S Technology, an award-winning security systems integrator and expert project management company for communication networks and fully integrated, electronic security systems, announces the opening of its new Energy Center of Excellence in Chicago, IL. The facility showcases G4S Technology’s physical security capabilities and product solutions, specifically highlighting capabilities in the field of NERC CIP compliance for the electric power industry. The Energy Center of Excellence, an 8,000 square-foot facility, serves as the company’s energy hub. G4S Technology engineers, estimators, project managers, CAD specialists and operations personnel – all trained and dedicated to the design and installation of security solutions and services for energy sector customers – work diligently to research, develop, test and demonstrate gold-standard security protocols that both meet and exceed compliance regulations for the ever-changing energy and utility sector. The Energy Center of Excellence also serves as a demonstration area for customers and consultants to observe technology and solutions in action, in real-time. These include PSIM solutions, thermal cameras, video content analytics, access control, G4S Technology’s own Perifeld advanced perimeter protection system and many other high-level sensors, including mass notification and gunshot detection. “One of our unique capabilities is creating appropriate customised integrated solutions alongside our customers,” said Ed Pedersen, SVP of Sales and Marketing for G4S Technology. “We draw on our 20-year track record beginning with our early entrance in the 1991 Critical Project Security Program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and moving on to our extensive Nuclear and Power Generation consulting and security integration within G4S. “This sort of end-to-end lifecycle understanding of the security needs of our customers is what earns us our many long-standing relationships within the critical infrastructure market supporting physical security and network systems of all types across the USA – not just in the energy market,” continued Pedersen. Further proving its level of expertise in the energy sector, G4S Technology is also in the process of installing the first NERC CIP-014-1 compliant security system in a multi-million dollar project for a major utility provider. “G4S Technology has developed the Energy Center of Excellence to help identify the best solutions that will not only help clients maintain compliance, but will also allow them to maximise return on investment" “Our energy patrons are striving to maintain compliance quickly and completely,” said Pedersen. “That’s why we have launched the Energy Center of Excellence, so we can provide a higher level service to our customers and continue to lead the industry in developing best practices and compliance fulfilment for the entire energy and utility Sector.” “This is an extremely critical time for the energy and utility industry, as they focus on strengthening security measures to protect the nation’s power grid from unwanted attacks that could cause wide spread instability to the nation, while also meeting compliance regulations,” said Sam Belbina, President of G4S Technology. “G4S Technology has developed the Energy Center of Excellence to help identify the best solutions that will not only help clients maintain compliance, but will also allow them to maximise return on investment. “G4S Technology was an early entrant and influential leader in the energy and utility sector, designing and building critical infrastructure security systems at some of the largest hydroelectric facilities in the world, followed by crucial structures in the Californian Central Valley, as well as along most of the major locks and dams along the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Columbia rivers,” Belbina continued. “Now, we are leaders in setting the gold-standard for national electrical distribution companies, including American Electric Power, Progress Energy, PG&E, SCE and Iberdrola USA. The establishment of the Center of Excellence allows us to better support these large-scale initiatives and the development of cutting-edge technologies and systems.”
The agreement allows G4S to offer Cox Enterprise single-source efficiencies through a unique layered security approach G4S Technology, a pioneer in the design and construction of high performance broadband networks and reliable electronic security systems, has entered into a Master Services Agreement with Cox Enterprises. The agreement includes nationwide systems integration, new product installation, and systems maintenance services. The agreement encompasses all Cox Enterprise subsidiary business units in the 39 states where the company operates. G4S Technology will also embed technical staffing in key locations. What sets this agreement apart is that G4S Technology is able to offer Cox Enterprise true, single-source efficiencies through a unique layered security approach which allows for an increase in service levels and overall performance. The Cox Enterprises Master Services agreement is an example of the latest offering that G4S Technology has brought to market through their National Services Division. This division was formed to ensure G4S Technology customers like Cox Enterprises not only have the best technology and systems in place, but are able to have them maintained, manned, upgraded and tested through one provider, dedicated to maximising the life and effectiveness of their investment. This division is another way G4S Technology is approaching a customers for life philosophy by offering unwavering peace of mind in a world of every changing technology and ever escalating threat. Over the years, G4S has built a strong relationship with Cox Enterprises and works with its leadership to introduce security solutions that best meet the needs of the Cox businesses, with a specific focus on supporting physical security, safety initiatives, business continuity, and crisis management. In addition to the latest security technology integration development, G4S provides Cox Enterprises with security personnel and executive protection as well as RISK360TM, G4S’ incident and case management software. Cox Enterprises is one of the nation’s leading communications, media, and automotive services company. With revenues of more than $15 billion and 50,000 employees, the company’s major subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Cox Automotive Group, and Cox Media Group, Inc. “As an experienced integrator, we know our customers like Cox Enterprises are heavily invested in their security and communications systems,” said Sam Belbina, President of G4S Technology. “We are dedicated to being there for them for the long-haul to ensure they are receiving maximum performance from their system, and in turn, the best return on their investment.” “Cox Enterprises is happy to be extending our current relationship with G4S. They have the proven experience and superior technology innovation Cox is looking for in a security partner. Their technology division brings the best solutions to the table with superior reliability and scalability that provides maximum return on investment and peace of mind for Cox employees and customers,” Duane Ritter, Vice President, Cox Corporate Security.
The contract includes command and control centre, access control, integration with the city’s video management system G4S Technology, an award-winning security and communications integrator, has been awarded a $1.8M contract to upgrade security for the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport located in Killeen, TX. The contract, signed in May 2014, includes a Command and Control centre, Access Control, integration with the City’s existing Video Management System, and a five-year maintenance agreement on the system, spare parts and back-up servers. A request for proposal was issued in December 2013 to find the “best-value option” for an integrated access control and video management system. G4S Technology was among four potential vendors that responded, and was ultimately selected to receive the contract based on their competitive pricing and superior solution. According to Matt Van Valkenburg, Killeen’s Aviation Director, the security system has not been updated since the airport was built in 2004. At the time, the airport met the existing requirements, but it has since outgrown the current system. “With the growth both in the facility and demand of Killeen-Fort Hood Airport over the past ten years, we had quickly outgrown our current system and had to address the change in security requirements and technology advances that surpassed our current system’s capabilities,” stated Van Valkenburg. “Thanks to the experience of G4S Technology, we’ll now have a command and control centre with integrated access control and video management that will provide total safety and protection.” “We are pleased that Killeen-Fort Hood airport has chosen us to provide their important upgrade solution, thus keeping them current with safety and security requirements,” said Sam Belbina, President of G4S Technology. “Among the many things, our solution will provide immediate, remote back-up operations, so there will never be loss of access or control of security.” G4S will be executing the work utilising state-based staffing, providing jobs for the community, and will be self-performing the majority of the work.