G4S and Viakoo Close Security Risk Gap, Minimizing Physical Security Threats by Embedding Operational Intelligence Capabilities into G4S Security Management Platform
Enhanced Offering Enables Organizations to Move from Reactive to Proactive Service with Automated Diagnosis and Repair of Video Surveillance
Sept. 29, 2015 Jupiter, Fla. – G4S, a global integrated security company, announced a strategic partnership with Viakoo. G4S has integrated Viakoo’s unique operational intelligence technology into G4S’ security service offering, delivering a comprehensive solution that improves reliability and performance, while reducing risk.
Recent industry reports project that investment in IP video systems will grow nearly 24 percent between 2014 and 2020. To protect these investments, G4S leverages Viakoo’s automated detection and diagnostics – identifying problems in real-time—ensuring the best video network infrastructure for clients.
“When it comes to security, hours of system downtime is not acceptable,” said Steve Ellis, VP Service, G4S. “As large organizations face unprecedented levels of threats to their operations, G4S can improve reliability and minimize risk, allowing Chief Security and Risk Officers in today’s complex security environments to enhance their ability to foresee, identify, control and prevent problems.”
“G4S and Viakoo are doing what hasn’t been done before in our industry—using business analytics to create operational intelligence for security, enabling proactive and predictive customer support to be delivered economically, and at scale,” said Bud Broomhead, CEO, Viakoo. “Working together, we deliver the most robust, comprehensive security management solution in the industry.”
G4S is the leading global, integrated security company, specializing in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all of our markets. G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.G4S is active in over 100 countries and has 611,000 employees.
For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com
Operational Intelligence (OI) is a new category of real-time dynamic business analytics that deliver visibility and insight into data, streaming events and business operations. Viakoo quickly detects failures, diagnoses the problem, then alerts users to the problem, and tells them how to fix it. By leveraging purpose-built technology, users gain critical insight into video networks, capturing valuable operational performance information and eliminating “missing video”. Viakoo Inc. is an Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) company, located in Mountain View, California, USA.