Electronic security to drive G4S revenue

By John Churu, Gaborone, Botswana

As competition heightens among Botswana’s security companies, one leading security firm, G4S Botswana, is pinning its hopes on electronic security to improve the firm’s revenues.

This comes against the backdrop of a weak trading environment. However, the company says it remains steadfast in pushing ahead with the deployment of integrated security solutions combining both technology and manned security.

The strategy is part of the G4S’s efforts to retain and expand existing contracts.

“As we continue to liberate resources we will continue to bolster our key relationships and invest in our customers through bundled technology offerings and re-aligning our mandatory risk assessments,” said Mokgethi Magapa, G4S Botswana Managing Director.

He said the strategic plan continues to bear fruit and is currently playing itself out in driving recovery of electronic security and growth across all segments, particularly in the security solutions.

“We continue to undertake targeted project initiatives in improving productivity as well as other cost efficiency programs, including business process re-engineering aimed at augmenting our process flow management as we seek to give priority to direct customer feedback and strengthening of customer engagement,” Magapa said.

G4S endevours to have strong market position, commercial discipline, growing technology-enabled revenues, positive cash generation and on-going productivity programmes to deliver a strong performance over the next three years.

The company’s strategic priority is to drive a balanced top line growth by enhancing our service offering through innovative mediums is yielding results as it continues to broaden and deepen its customer base.

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