G4S Security Services (UK) (‘G4S’), in partnership with Land Securities Trillium (‘Trillium’) won the ‘Guarding Service Delivery to Customer Award’ at the IFSEC 2008 Security Industry Awards on 12 May. G4S provides an Automated Electronic Guarding Initiative (AEGIS) as part of an integrated security service to over 1000 sites operated by Trillium across the UK. G4S and Trillium drew considerable praise at the evening, which brings together over 700 of the world’s leading security professionals to celebrate innovation and quality in the industry.
G4S is the first winner of this award, which is a brand new category for the event. In the summing up statements the judging panel of the prestigious accolade, which included David Dickinson, Chief Executive of the BSIA and David Greer, Chief Executive of Skills for Security, described the G4S / Trillium solution as a prime example of how the innovative use of technology can support excellence in guarding service provision. AEGIS comprises an access control system, alarm monitoring system and audio/video intercom system, which enables the efficient deployment of security officers on sites where additional services are needed. The system has a proven track record in sustainability, and has served to increase the efficiency of service provision across the contract. As a result, the contract has seen a significant reduction in manned guarding hours, whilst maintaining a high standard of security across the estate.
Dennis Gotts, Director of Security, at Trillium, said: “We are delighted that Trillium’s partnership with G4S has been recognised in this way. G4S has constantly demonstrated their willingness to listen to our feedback and adapt to the changing needs of the contract, and we hope that our successful partnership will continue”. Charlotte Tripp, Account Director, Trillium Contract, G4S Security Services (UK) said:”We are delighted to receive this award. Our partnership with Trillium has evolved considerably since the contract began 10 years ago, and our customer’s needs have changed significantly during that time. The roles of our officers across the sites vary from day to day; thanks to AEGIS, they’ve been freed up to deliver additional services, rather than spending their time opening up and locking down the buildings each day. The customer has seen a marked increase in operational efficiencies as a result of this service implementation.”