This certification, which underscores the resilient processes Ademco has put in place to meet customers’ long-term security and business management needs, is the first to be awarded to a security company in Singapore.
A standard appointed by the Technical Committee on Business Continuity Management under the purview of the Management Systems Standards Committee, the SS 540: 2008 emphasises a company’s endurance and protection of critical, human, environmental, intangible and physical assets, focusing on continuity management and recovery of critical business functions.
“Business continuity management has always been an integral part of our business strategy and corporate culture, and we are pleased to have achieved this certification, said Managing Director of Ademco (Far East) Pte Ltd, Toby Koh. “We are committed to continuous quality improvement and the SS 540: 2008 assures our current and potential clients that we are well equipped to provide seamless support and services even when confronted with business disruptions, which is extremely key for the security and business management services we provide.”
Business continuity management allows companies to meet their strategic, operational, contractual, legal and customer commitments. It also helps companies gain a better overview of its organisational risks and helps protect against loss of reputation, goodwill, critical records, market share and business opportunities.
This certification, which was developed by the Singapore Standards Council, strengthens Ademco’s proposition as a trusted security partner as it continues to expand its footprint across the Asian region.
About Ademco (Far East) Pte Ltd
Incorporated in Singapore in 1977 as the regional headquarters of the US Security Group Ademco USA, the company underwent a management buy-out in 1985, with a focus on driving the business forward by providing security solutions and services to small and medium sized businesses.
Under the stewardship of its local management team, Ademco grew from strength to strength, from launching Singapore’s first Central Monitoring Services in 1985, to becoming the pioneering force behind the development of Singapore’s security landscape. Among its notable contributions include assisting Singapore Civil Defence Force in privatising fire alarm monitoring services; developing the first telephone line based remote video transmission technology deployed by the Singapore Traffic Police; establishing Singapore’s first and only wireless mesh network dedicated to fire, security and critical alarms transmissions;
Integrating risk management principles, safety technology and security management in an extensive range of security solutions and integrated service offerings, testaments to Ademco’s name as trusted security partner can be found in the many security installations across the region. These range from military bases, government buildings, embassies, corporate premises, banking and financial institutions, chemical, oil and gas installations to residential, entertainment, educational and healthcare facilities.
Fuelled by the increased global awareness of security as an integral component of every business operation and its ability to deliver innovative and market leading solutions and services, Ademco’s rapid growth attracted the interest of some of the biggest global names in the security industry. Rentokil Initial PLC acquired the company in 2007, with plans to make it their springboard to the security market in Asia. This did not however transpire due to a subsequent change in Rentokil’s Initial PLC’s Asia Pacific strategy.
Recognising what this meant for the immense and untapped potential of the business, a prominent group of Asian business leaders decided to bring the company back into private ownership through a management buy-out in January 2010, under the Ademco Security Group, which has proven to be a catalyst of growth for the company in the region.