Advanced Security has a social conscience and supports a number of community initiatives.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter: Advanced Security recognises the importance of an efficient helicopter rescue service. We are proud to be a financial supporter of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service.
LifeWise: Lifewise is a not-for-profit community and social development agency that provides critical services to vulnerable and at-risk people of all ages. We’re proud to be a LifeWise supporter.
The Runway Foundation: The Runway Foundation is a registered charitable trust passionate about supporting our New Zealand communities.
The Foundation works alongside other New Zealand commendable 'hearty' organisations to make a positive difference in the lives of those who are fighting difficult circumstances.
Lifewise Big Sleepout: The Lifewise Big Sleepout is an annual event aimed at raising serious funds to solve homelessness in the city of Auckland. Our CEO Mike Marr participated in both the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 sleepouts and raised $5000 -$12,000 on all occasions.
South Auckland Foodbank: The foodbank supports families in need in the South Auckland area.
Community Crisis Funds: We support various community crisis funds with these funds provding crucial financial assistance for people in need,
Ronald McDonald House Charities: We are proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities and the great support they provide families.
We’re pleased to be involved with AUT University by supporting a scholarship and a job shadowing programme.
AUT Scholarship: We have established the Advanced Security Group Bachelor of Business Scholarship at AUT University.
AUT Shadow a Leader programme: The Shadow a Leader programme gives Auckland secondary school students and AUT Faculty of Business and Law students the opportunity to follow a business leader for a day. Advanced Security is pleased to be part of this programme and have supported the initiative in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by giving selected students the chance to shadow our CEO fora day.
AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards - Advanced Security is proud to be sponsoring the AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards in 2017.
Advanced Security announced as the Gallagher Top Channel Partner for NZ 2019
Advanced Security has been announced as the 2019 Gallagher Top Channel Partner for New Zealand. This is a significant achievement and the 5th time the business has been named as the overall top Channel Partner.
Avanced Security is truly proud of this recognition and it recognises the position the business has in the New Zealand market.
In acknowledging Advanced Security’s performance, Justin Miller, Sales Manager NZ & Pacific Islands said “Capping off stellar growth of the Gallagher NZ Security business we are delighted to announce Advanced Security was the Top Performing Gallagher Channel Partner for FY19. Well done to the Advanced Security team”.
Advanced Security acquires additional South Island security integrator
Advanced Security Group (www.asgl.co.nz) continues its grow both organically and through acquisitions, the business announcing it has acquired South Island electronic security integrator, V.I.P Security.
This latest acquisition takes total offices in New Zealand to 16 and affirms Advanced Security as the leading corporate and government electronic security integrator across New Zealand.
The acquisition grows the current Advanced Security business in the South Island, with a great team from V.I.P integrating into the existing Advanced Security office in Christchurch, the V.I.P office in Blenheim being rebranded to Advanced Security. With a strong presence in the North Island, this acquisition allows Advanced Security to further grow its operations, increasing South Island offices to four.
Advanced Security parent company, TPT Group CEO Mike Marr, has said, “This acquisition further invests in our future, this will make our business stronger, increasing our market capability, providing enhanced service to customers, as well as opportunities for our people.”
Advanced Security is one of New Zealand’s largest, dedicated corporate and industrial electronic security providers, with many high-profile corporate and government clients. The V.I.P Security was born out of the Siemens withdrawal from the electronic security market in New Zealand in 2002, as was Advanced Security, and Systems.Com. Advanced Security acquired Systems.Com in 2010 so the latest acquisition of V.I.P Security brings the original Siemens business back together.
David Proud owner of VIP Security has commented “VIP Security are excited to announce we have joined Advanced Security Group. Our amazing team, coupled with Advanced Security’s culture, processes, ISO accreditation and commercial strength, will allow us to deliver more outstanding solutions and grow the region to new heights that VIP has always aspired to”.
Hayden George, Advanced Security General Manager, added “Advanced Security is extremely excited to integrate the team from V.I.P Security in both Blenheim and Christchurch. This adds to our capability at the top of the South Island to complement our Nelson branch, but also provides immense capacity to our Christchurch team. The staff at V.I.P Security are first class with some great skill sets, a wonderful passion for quality client outcomes, and a creative flair to be innovators and think outside the box. In this regard, we have strong alignment and look forward to enhancing our touch points with our clients across the South Island.”
For parent company TPT Group, this is the 11th acquisition in electronic security and information technology sectors, with more to come. These acquisitions have helped strengthen the geographic spread and diversity of the Group.
Advanced Security is consistently recognised in industry awards, with nine individual and two company finalists in the New Zealand Security Association Awards in 2020, the awards announcements taking place on the 7th August. These awards recognise excellence in the New Zealand Security industry, and the business is immensely proud of its people. Advanced Security was announced as the Security Integrator of the Year in 2019 and has a list of industry and business accolades that it has attained over the years it has been operating.