Aronson Security Group (ASG) has launched a new Converged Security Services division to serve the increased demand for physical and logical security services, and a market that many analysts are forecasting to be in the billions. According to Hunt Business Intelligence/4A International, the demand for these products and services could be as high as $11B in 2008 growing to $22.8B by 2010.
“ASG has consistently pioneered new approaches to security”, said Phil Aronson, CEO of Aronson Security Group. “With this move our clients will now have the ability to design an enterprise security architecture and strategy that allows them to increase productivity by leveraging existing infrastructure investments, lower costs by avoiding redundant assessments, products and services, and, most importantly, create strategic business advantage from security investments.”
“Physical security integrators must move from strictly implementation services to enterprise security services that improve the ability of the organization to execute,” said Steve Hunt of 4A International (www.4AI.com). “Aronson Security Group has proven it can lead the way by approaching security as a highly leveraged infrastructure investment.”
“There has been so much written about convergence,” said Bob Hayes, Managing Director of the Security Executive Council. “A number of product companies have already entered this space. However, very few security integrators have ventured into convergence. It will be interesting to see how quickly the rest of the industry responds to ASG’s initiative.”
Tim Winston, a veteran IT security executive, has been named to lead the new division. “Tim has been a trusted security advisor and enterprise security architect to Corporate Information and Security Officers for 15 years,” said Aronson. “We believe our clients will see an immediate added value in Tim’s insights into their security strategies as well as how they leverage their IT infrastructure in new and efficient ways.”
“I have been impressed by ASG’s ability to read the market and proactively respond to their client’s needs,” said Winston. “I am excited about leveraging that track record as I work with our clients to respond to the compelling opportunities in front of us.”
About Aronson Security Group, Inc. (ASG)
ASG (www.aronsonsecurity.com) is the premier independent security integrator in the Pacific Northwest with a North American national accounts footprint. Founded in 1963, ASG provides engineering excellence and world-class service to premier organizations, including Microsoft, Nordstrom, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Providence Hospital and Washington’s state government. ASG is also the founder of the ASG Security Summit and Expo (www.asgsecuritysummit.com), one of the leading security industry forums for discussing leading trends and best practices in the security industry.
Selectron (www.selectron.com) is a Portland, Oregon based security company that specializes in consultation, design, installation, and long term service of Integrated Security Management Systems. Since 1960, Selectron has provided customized, integrated facility management and security systems with special emphasis on access control and CCTV technologies. Selectron has built their success on a cooperative effort between their employees, suppliers, and clients - an alliance that is based on high standards and real commitment to provide the best solution.