G4S Announces Acquisition of i-Vision Systems Inc. in Canada

Acquisition will help bolster technology offering to existing and prospective clients

Toronto, ON, July 18, 2016 - G4S, the world’s leading security company, today announces the acquisition of Canadian video and security systems company, i-Vision Systems Inc.

i-Vision Systems Inc. designs, sources, installs and maintains integrated video monitoring and security systems for a broad range of clients across industrial and commercial sectors.  Headquartered in Sudbury, Ontario. i-Vision has been in business in Canada for seven years and has led the market in high end video applications.  It has partnerships with a number of world-class suppliers of security products, some five certified technicians and an established network of subcontractors across the country.  G4S will assume that expertise under the purchase agreement. 

Peter Panaritis, CEO of G4S Canada, commented: “G4S is committed to growth in the technology and remote IP (internet protocol) monitoring markets.  This acquisition of i-Vision, a company with over 5,000 IP encoders and DVRs (digital video recorders) across their Fortune 500 customer base, will help to bolster our technology offering to our existing and prospective clients.”  

Security products and services using Internet protocol, or IP, are digital systems commonly employed for surveillance, and which, unlike analog systems, can send and receive data between computers via local area networks or via the Internet.  Because of this common “IP” thread it is easy to deploy various security solutions that work together to create a robust security program and cross-functional business tool on your premises.  G4S recognizes the importance of IP technology to a security portfolio and the company anticipates that IP technology will continue to lead the market in the coming years.

G4S offers a range of security solutions including risk consulting and investigations, systems integration, security software and technology, and security professionals.  i-Vision has an excellent reputation in the industry for its  commitment to customer service and the company’s expertise in various markets including Commercial, Industrial, Retail & Law Enforcement. 

"We are pleased to announce that we have reached this agreement with G4S", said Mike Lawson, President of i-Vision Systems.  "G4S is investing in technology.  This is a fantastic opportunity for our customers to enjoy full access to world class security technology solutions, including a world class monitoring facility."  G4S's UL Listed and CSAA 5 Diamond Certified North American Video Monitoring and Operations Centre provides round-the-clock monitoring services, including intrusion and fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, panic buttons, hold-up buttons and duress buttons of all types.