Safeguard is awarded security technology study in Mexico

Published 7 April 2010

Mexico’s deteriorating security offers opportunities for American security companies; a Dallas-based specialist in security solutions is awarded a contract for an engineering study for a massive surveillance monitoring system in Mexico; The pilot program is estimated to be approximately $8 million;

The deteriorating security situation in Mexico offer American security companies an opportunity. Dallas, Texas-based Safeguard Security Holdings, Inc., a provider of corporate, industrial, and residential security solutions, said its new international subsidiary, SYSTEMSgroup Global, has been awarded the engineering study for a massive surveillance monitoring system in Mexico.

R. Michael Lagow, CEO for Safeguard, stated, “We have been working on this proposed project since November of last year and we are very excited to see this massive project come to life. We are implementing our own unique pre-crime analytics monitoring technology in alliance with our technology partner, Stealth Monitoring. The pilot program is estimated to be approximately $8 million. Once the model proves to be successful, this could be the largest technology project to date within the Safeguard business group with revenues in excess of $52 million over three years of project design and implementation.”

Max Cook, PE, and vice president of engineering for Safeguard, stated, “In order to speed our installation process, we are partnering with one of Mexico’s largest cable television providers to transmit our IP video signals back to a secured command and control center located in central Mexico. Stealth will train Mexican Security/Police Officials on the use of the surveillance monitoring technology. The Mexico location will remain undisclosed due to security reasons. Our U.S. security control center, in alliance with Stealth Monitoring at our corporate facility in Dallas, Texas, will become a backup to the Mexico facility via satellite.” Cook added, “The system is designed for general security surveillance in city-wide public areas with certain locations equipped with facial recognition technology.”