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.
Advanced Security announced as NZSA Security Integrator of the Year 2019
The New Zealand Security Association held its prestigious awards ceremony on Friday 23rd August 2019, which recognises excellence and outstanding service delivery provided by those who work within the security industry. Advanced Security was announced as the Security Integrator of the Year 2019 for New Zealand, this award recognising an individual or organisation who has embraced the role of integrators in bringing together security subsystems into a whole and ensuring those subsystems function together effectively. The award acknowledges the technical expertise, sound knowledge of security risk and needs assessments, and exemplary customer service.
The judges commented that they were impressed with Advanced Security’s significant investment into future innovation and the systems in place within the business.
Advanced Security also received recognition with an Award for Outstanding Staff Retention/Staff Development Programme, which celebrates an organisation that has implemented a staff retention programme that is embedded in the culture and operations of the organisation and provides clear differentiation over other providers.
Advanced Security Group has been appointed as an Avigilon Enterprise Certified Solutions Provider for NZ
Advanced Security Group are about securing and positioning our clients for the future.
In this regard, we highly value the deep relationships with have with our supply and manufacturing partners, to understand the innovations and developments that are on the horizon.
To this end, we are pleased to announce Advanced Security Group has been appointed as an Avigilon Enterprise Certified Solutions Provider in recognition of our commitment to the Avigilon CCTV range of products.
Avigilon are a world leading Video Surveillance and Analytics Vendor, with manufacturing based in North America. In 2018 Avigilon was acquired by Motorola enabling both parties to enhance their portfolios and combine to create End-to-End Communications, Video Analysis and Real Time management of public safety and commercial workflows.
The agreement with Avigilon allows for a closer relationship with us, however, Advanced Security will also utilise the local supply chain to ensure the best support and purchasing.
Advanced Security is a leading corporate and government sector, electronic security integrator, providing access control, intruder detection, CCTV, cloud, and a range of innovative products and solutions. The group has 17 offices across New Zealand to provide nationwide support and service.
AS devlops deeper IT Capability through acquisition of IT Engine
TPT Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of IT Engine, a Wellington based IT services business.
The IT Engine business dates back to 1997 when it was originally called Quay Corporate, rebranding to IT Engine in 2012. IT Engine specialises in cloud, backups and recovery, hardware, mobility, and is an award-winning business.
The business has been recognised through multiple awards including 2017 Winner of the Microsoft Midmarket Cloud Solutions, 2016 Finalist – Microsoft Midmarket Cloud and in 2014 Winner of the Microsoft Server Platform and Small Business awards.
Mike Marr, parent company TPT Group CEO, commented that “TPT Group continues to invest in the future innovation space and IT Engine complements our existing IT business and our electronic security business Advanced Security. This acquisition will further increase our market capability and will allow us to further develop our range of new innovative products”.
The IT Engine name will become the nationwide brand for our information technology services business and staff will remain with the business as it is integrated into the group.
Delia Gill of IT Engine added “The IT Engine team is very excited to be joining the TPT family. Not only are we looking forward to adding value to this growing innovative group of people, we are excited about the opportunity that this gives us to extend the IT Engine brand”.
TPT Group, Independent Chairman Graeme Hansen commented that “This is another significant step in extending TPT Group’s service offering to our customers in a rapidly changing world. It evidences our commitment to meet, and even anticipate, customer requirements.”
Parent company TPT Group acquired electronic security business Nelbay Solutions in July, Auckland based IT company Sentinel Technologies in late 2017, following a string of other acquisitions around New Zealand including Concord Security in 2016, Struthers Electronics & Security in 2014 and Systems.Com in 2010.
With this acquisition the group will have 18 offices across New Zealand.
The Advanced Security business also carries out significant IT services and is New Zealand’s largest dedicated corporate and industrial electronic security provider, with many high-profile corporate and government clients.
Advanced Security ugrades from ISO9001:2008 to ISO9001:2015 Standard
Advanced Security Acquires Nelbay Solutions in Nelson
Advanced Security Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Nelbay Solutions, a Nelson based electronic security integrator.
“We continue to invest in the electronic security and IT sectors, the Nelbay Solutions acquisition further reinforces Advanced Security and our geographic coverage” says parent company, TPT Group CEO, Mike Marr.
The acquisition extends the Advanced Security Group geographical footprint in New Zealand taking total offices to 14 and the wider TPT Group to 18. Nelbay Solutions Limited, provides electronic security, fire and lift services to the upper South Island.
Advanced Security is New Zealand’s largest dedicated corporate and industrial electronic security provider, with many high-profile corporate and government clients. With a strong presence in the North Island, this acquisition allows Advanced Security to strengthen its operations in the South Island.
Hayden George, Advanced Security General Manager, commented “With an existing client base through the Nelson and Marlborough regions, the acquisition of Nelbay Solutions is another step forward in our progression to be where our customers are and provide local support and services in this region. It’s great to have the addition of Nigel and his team join the Advanced Security Group business and we are excited about the prospect of growing this region. We see excellent alignment between our businesses, including company culture, commitment to service delivery and an aspiration for innovation that we believe will serve our customers well into the future”.
Nigel Reid of Nelbay Solutions added “We are excited to move forward. It is great to have more support for the business and we are excited to keep providing a high level of service to our existing clients and to keep growing the clients we service in the Nelson region”.
Parent company TPT Group acquired Auckland based IT company Sentinel Technologies in late 2017 following a string of other acquisitions around New Zealand including Concord Security in 2016, Struthers Electronics & Security in 2014 and Systems.Com in 2010. The company expects to make a further acquisition announcement late August.
Advanced Security has been recognised through numerous awards and received accolades through a number of external audits including that of the New Zealand Security Association with Gary Morrison, CEO Stating, ”It is our opinion that Advanced Security Group operates the appropriate standards and in compliance with, or above the NZSA codes of practice.” The ISO accredited business also achieved 96% with a recent SiteWise external audit.Nelbay has been providing services to clients in the Nelson region since 1996. Staff will remain with the company as it is incorporated into Advanced Security this month
Advanced Security makes Security Robots available
Advanced Security Group, the nationwide electronic security integrator, have announced the arrival of their fully autonomous security robot.
“We continue to embrace new technology and make this available to our customers. The robots are faster, safer and more cost effective than the traditional security guard model” says Group CEO, Mike Marr.
The robots remove the need to put a human guard in to a dangerous situation and work alongside traditional guards saving customers 30-50%, pricing starting at just $12.00 per hour.
A reliable security solution, providing surveillance, presence and peace of mind. The robot can patrol continuously for up to 20 hours; autonomously following a patrol route, avoiding obstacles and notifying of any significant security events or changes. The robot will autonomously re-charge itself and continue patrols without human support.
The system is highly configurable and its inbuilt artificial intelligence allows it to learn and understand its environment/terrain and make decisions on routing and obstacle avoidance. Utilising the ground robots, provides a significant ‘Presence’ to a site, and allows the surveillance to be completed without the gaps that are a limitation of fixed camera systems.
The introduction of robots into a security system will allow the guard force to be optimised and only committed to incidents where the threat can be properly assessed. The robot can be used effectively indoors or outdoors and can patrol large areas very effectively.
They are fully equipped with closed circuit television cameras that operate smart technology with these streaming back to a centralised operator.
This product release follows VigilAir, sister company of Advanced Security, who announced their integrated security drone response system in November last year. The VigilAir system integrates drones with electronic security systems to deliver smarter outcomes to customers.
Both the robots as well as VigilAir are available via Advanced Security in New Zealand.
TPT Group/Advanced Security Acquire Sentinel Technologies
“We continue to invest in the ever-changing technology sector and the Sentinel Technologies acquisition reinforces a number of our Group businesses including Advanced Security” says Group CEO, Mike Marr.
Sentinel was founded in 2005 and operates across the Auckland region, all staff will remain with the business and the company will continue to trade as Sentinel Technologies.
The business specialises in all areas of information technology including cloud, hardware procurement, backups, data recovery, cyber security and advisory services.
TPT Group and subsidiary Advanced Security have acquired a number of businesses in New Zealand and this latest acquisition follows seven others including more recently Concord Security in 2016 and South Island integrator Struthers Electronics & Security in late 2014.
“In an age of innovation and disruption we see the acquisition of Sentinel Technologies as a great strategic fit as it will assist with the release of a number of new products and services to our customers”, says Mike.
The Sentinel business will work alongside Advanced Security and other Group businesses with further IT business acquisitions expected to be announced within the coming months.
Graeme Hansen, Chairman of TPT Group, is delighted with the acquisition, “The acquisition adds a new dimension to the TPT Group and furthers the service ability we can pass on to the market”.
Advanced Security Announced as Gallagher Top Channel Partner for 2016/2017
Advanced Security has been announced as the top Gallagher Channel Partner for 2016/2017. We are proud to sell Gallagher platform. Advanced Security has been the top Channel Partner many times and this recognises our position in the market.
Advanced Security Announce Supplier of the Year for 2016/2017
Advanced Security partners with a number of great supplier’s locally to ensure its customers have access to the best security technologies. Advanced Security recognises the contribution suppliers make to the business and suppliers through the Supplier Awards. Suppliers are evaluated on a number of areas including product availability, sales and technical support, product delivery, accuracy of invoicing/ documentation and working proactively with the Group.
Advanced Security is pleased to announce that Security Wholesale is the Supplier of the Year for 2016/2017. They were also the Supplier of the Year in 2015/2016.
“Great partners equal great customer results”, says Mike Marr, TPT Group Holdings (NZ) Limited CEO. Andrew Jones, Security Wholesale Limited Director reinforces this: “We are extremely proud to be partnered with Advanced Security. The Supplier of the year award for the 2nd year in a row speaks volumes of the trust, integrity and relationships of both Companies and their teams. It's been fun and an absolute pleasure to work with Advanced Security, our similar vision and values have created a winning combination”.Gallagher and JA Russell have both received a highly commended award for their contributions to our organisation.
Advanced Security wishes to congratulate these suppliers and their staff for their excellent contribution and thank all suppliers for their commitment to the business.
Advanced Security Announces Security Wholesale as Supplier of the Year for 2015/2016
Press Release: Advanced Security Group Ltd
Advanced Security Group is pleased to announce Security Wholesale as its ‘2015/2016 Supplier of The Year’.
The award recognises Security Wholesale’s contribution over the past year to Advanced Security with all suppliers having been evaluated across a number of areas. Evaluation areas include readily available product stock, sales, technical support, product delivery, accuracy of invoicing/documentation and working proactively with the business.
For more information please see our Media Release
Advanced Security Acquires Concord Security
13th April 2016
Advanced Security Group acquires Concord Security
Nationwide security integrator Advanced Security Group has acquired Concord Security further strengthening its position in New Zealand. “We continue to invest in the security sector and the Concord Security business reinforces several of our existing geographic regions” says Group CEO, Mike Marr.
Concord was founded in 1976 and operates across the Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty regions. Staff will remain with the business as it is incorporated into Advanced Security this month.
Brian Fleming, Concord Security MD said he is very pleased to see the amalgamation of Concord Security and its staff into the Advanced Security Group, and that it will provide added opportunities ahead.
Advanced Security is New Zealand’s largest dedicated corporate and industrial electronic security provider, with many high-profile corporate and government clients supported by 13 branches across the country. This latest acquisition follows six others including more recently South Island integrator Struthers Electronics & Security in late 2014 and Systems.Com in 2010.
“We must be located where our customers are and we will continue to reinforce existing Advanced Security branches as well as establishing new branches around New Zealand, “says Mike.
Founded in 2002, Advanced Security continues to maintain an average growth rate of 30 percent per annum.
Graeme Hansen, Chairman of parent TPT Group, is delighted with the acquisition, “The acquisition adds a new dimension to the Advanced Security Group and furthers the service ability we can pass on to the market. The transaction helps to strengthen our customer service throughout a number of key regions and support our growing brand portfolio”.
About Advanced Security Group
Advanced Security Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of TPT Group Holdings (NZ) Limited and is the largest dedicated corporate and industrial integrated security solutions provider in New Zealand.
The business has achieved high accolades including finalist in the Minister of Defence – Excellence to Industry Awards in 2010, winner of the Lenel Highest Growth VAR Award in 2011, winner Top & Largest Gallagher Channel Partner in 2012. 2014 and 2015, winner Axis System Integrator of the Year for NZ in 2013, winner of AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards in 2012, a Highly Commended in 2013 and was the overall Supreme Winner in the same awards in 2015.
Advanced Security Group operates branches in Northland, Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Kawerau, Napier, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Wanganui, Wellington and Christchurch.
Parent company TPT Group was founded in 1999 and consists of companies in the electronic security, finance, commercial/industrial property, and technology sectors. Businesses include Advanced Security Group, TPT Finance (NZ) Limited, Promessa Property Group Limited, ASGSPL Limited, ASG E-Guard Limited, and TPT Group Investments Limited.
Advanced Security Group plans to deploy semi-autonomous drones before year's end
Advanced Security Group plans to start using drones later this year on some commercial security contracts.
In these situations the drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as the industry terms them to distinguish them from military drones – would operate semi-autonomously, but there would always be a "man in the loop" to deploy and recall them.
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Advanced Security Group Named as a Finalist in the 2015 AUT Faculty of Business & Law Excellence in Business Support Awards
Advanced Security Group is proud to have been announed as a finalist in the 2015 AUT Faculty of Business & Law Excellence in Business Support Awards.
Thank you to our customers, suppliers and our amazing team across the country.
Advanced Security Holds Showcase in Wellington on 27th May 2015
Advanced Security is holding a Showcase of new technology in Wellington on the 27th May 2015 which is open to customers. Come and hear about the latest in security technology.
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Advanced Security Announces Gallagher Group as Supplier of the Year for 2014
Advanced Security Group is pleased to announce Gallagher Group as its ‘2014 Supplier of The Year’.
The award was presented to Sir William Gallagher following brief speeches from NZ Regional Sales Manager, Justin Miller, and CEO of Advanced Security, Mike Marr. “We’re thrilled to receive this honor from Advanced Security” said Justin. “It recognises the hard work of the whole team including sales, finance, technical support, sales order management and distribution”.
Advanced Security Group CEO Mike Marr said “This has been an opportunity for us to acknowledge what our suppliers achieve and it’s great to have suppliers such as Gallagher Group”Advanced Security conducted a survey across the country and Gallagher Group was selected after rating the highest across eight key criteria. This included all aspects of the suppliers business including logistics, sales support, and technical support down to whether the supplier produces correct invoicing.
Electrical wholesaler JA Russell and security wholesaler ChannelTen were also recognised for their considerable contribution and were recognised with Highly Commended.
Advanced Security wishes to congratulate these suppliers and their staff for their excellent contribution and thank all suppliers for their commitment to the business.
Employment Opportunities Around New Zealand
Advanced Security currently have security technician and engineer roles available in our Auckland, Hamilton, Napier and Christchurch branches.
Come and join the Advanced Security team and be part of New Zealand's premier corporate sector electronic security provider.
If you are interested then please contact our Human Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced Security Set to Announce Ground Breaking Industry Initiative
Nationwide security integrator, Advanced Security, is set to annouce a signicant innovation to the Security Industry which will change the global security industry, standby for further news.
Advanced Security acquires South Island Security Integrator
We would like to announce that South Island based Struthers Electronic & Security Limited has been acquired by Advanced Security Group. The existing Struthers business will be integrated into the Advanced Security Group business in order to provide customers with the ongoing, excellent service that they have become accustomed to, with as little change as possible.
Advanced Security is one of New Zealand’s largest corporate sector Security Integrators and the Struthers acquisition will take total branches to 12 across New Zealand, Advanced Security is proudly New Zealand owned by TPT Group Holdings (NZ) Limited.
The Advanced Security business has achieved high accolades including finalist in the Minister of Defence – Excellence to Industry Awards in 2010, winner of the Lenel Highest Growth VAR Award in 2011, winner Top & Largest Gallagher Channel Partner in both 2012 and 2014, winner Axis System Integrator of the Year for NZ in 2013, winner Milestone Best Performing Partner for NZ in 2013, winner of AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards in 2012 and received a Highly Commended in the same awards in 2013 in the $10M-100M Category.
There are many synergies between the companies, and by consolidating the resources and intellectual property of both companies, we will be able to provide our clients with better technology to improve services, greater risk diversification through the collective resource, and enhanced procedures to ensure the quality of our projects.
This Struthers business is enhanced and strengthened with the additional support of the specialist resource from the other Advanced Security branches in Northland, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Kawerau, Taupo, New Plymouth, Napier, Wanganui, Palmerston North and Wellington.
Advanced Security Group is one of the few security integrators able to provide nationwide installation, servicing and support.
Advanced Security specialises in customised integrated security solutions using access control, closed circuit television systems, intruder detection, identification card production and intercom systems. Our focus is to be the best and leading security integrator in New Zealand for the corporate, government, and industrial markets.