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G4S Wackenhut rebrands as G4S

Palm Beach Gardens, FL-based G4S Wackenhut is changing its name to G4S.

The rebranding, the company says, is meant to “reflect the company’s vision of providing comprehensive security solutions.”

It also reflects the fact that G4S is evolving its core competencies from its Wackenhut roots, adding expanding technology provision to its traditional manpower-based services. In turn, that evolution is proceeding partly through a series of acquisitions.

G4S acquisitions include Nuclear Security Services Corp., 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., which 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.

“Our transformation from G4S Wackenhut to G4S is not something that happened overnight,” Drew Levine, president, G4S Secure Solutions, said in a statement announcing the name change. “Since before Wackenhut became part of the G4S family of companies, we’ve been developing new and more efficient means of supplementing our security officers with powerful technologies.”

Those technologies include the G4S Secure Trax management software platform, which provides real-time event monitoring, situation management and business intelligence, the company notes.

“Now with the global resources of G4S, we can deliver a wider range of services -- including security consulting, design, and engineering; compliance and risk management; facilities management and remote video monitoring -- to deliver truly integrated security solutions unlike any other company in the industry,” Levine added in the statement.


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