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SOURCE G4S Technology
OMAHA, Neb., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- G4S Technology, an award-winning security and communications integrator, has been awarded a $1.8M contract to upgrade security for the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport located in Killeen, TX. The contract, signed in May 2014, includes a Command and Control center, Access Control, integration with the City's existing Video Management System, and a five-year maintenance agreement on the system, spare parts and back-up servers.
A request for proposal was issued in December 2013 to find the "best-value option" for an integrated access control and video management system. G4S Technology was among four potential vendors that responded, and was ultimately selected to receive the contract based on their competitive pricing and superior solution.
According to Matt Van Valkenburg, Killeen's Aviation Director, the security system has not been updated since the airport was built in 2004. At the time, the airport met the existing requirements, but it has since outgrown the current system.
"With the growth both in the facility and demand of Killeen-Fort Hood Airport over the past ten years, we had quickly outgrown our current system and had to address the change in security requirements and technology advances that surpassed our current system's capabilities," stated Van Valkenburg. "Thanks to the experience of G4S Technology, we'll now have a command and control center with integrated access control and video management that will provide total safety and protection."
"We are pleased that Killeen-Fort Hood airport has chosen us to provide their important upgrade solution, thus keeping them current with safety and security requirements," said Sam Belbina, President of G4S Technology. "Among the many things, our solution will provide immediate, remote back-up operations, so there will never be loss of access or control of security."
G4S will be executing the work utilizing state-based staffing, providing jobs for the community, and will be self-performing the majority of the work.
About G4S Technology
G4S Technology goes beyond typical systems integration by partnering with our clients in a collaborative manner that effectively mitigates risk and maximizes return on investment. We provide our commercial, industrial, transportation and government clients a single source of expertise for all their communications and security needs from development and design through installation and ongoing maintenance.
G4S Technology has deployed over two million fiber miles in more than 200 rural and metropolitan areas and completed over 1,500 electronic security systems projects in the United States, Europe, Asia, Central America and the Middle East.
Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, G4S Technology is managed by executives from telecommunications, construction and security industries. The company is a leader in providing innovation, turnkey solutions for advanced communication and security systems. www.g4stechnology.com
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specialize in outsource of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 120 countries and more than 620,000 employees. For more information G4S, visit www.g4s.com or www.g4s.us
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