Advanced Security acquires South Island integrator

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Advanced Security Group has announced it has acquired South Island electronic security integrator V.I.P Security, taking its total offices in New Zealand to sixteen.

The team from V.I.P will integrate into the existing Advanced Security office in Christchurch and the V.I.P office in Blenheim will be rebranded to Advanced Security. This brings Advanced Security’s number of South Island offices to four.

According to Advanced Security parent company TPT Group’s CEO Mike Marr, “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.”

According to Advanced Security, the establishment of V.I.P Security occurred out of the withdrawal of Siemens from the electronic security market in New Zealand in 2002, as was Advanced Security, and Systems.Com. Advanced Security acquired Systems.Com in 2010.

“VIP Security are excited to announce we have joined Advanced Security Group, commented owner of VIP Security David Proud. “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.”

“Advanced Security is extremely excited to integrate the team from V.I.P Security in both Blenheim and Christchurch,” added Hayden George, Advanced Security General Manager. “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.”

This is the 11th acquisition in the electronic security and information technology sectors for parent company TPT Group.

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