G4S and VPSitex launch unparalleled vacant property solution

25 March 2015

G4S are pleased to announce a strategic partnership

G4S, the UK’s leading security provider, and VPS, the vacant property specialists and its Irish brand VPSitex, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will launch an unparalleled new solution into the vacant property services market.

The agreement will strengthen collaboration between two of the market’s biggest players and provide customers across the UK and Ireland with a single solution that incorporates a wide range of products and services designed to protect vulnerable unoccupied premises.

As G4S’ preferred supplier for vacant property services, VPSitex will provide wireless SmartAlarm® monitoring systems, industry leading stand-alone SmartTower® CCTV, perimeter protection products and other property services.

At the same time, G4S will be VPS’ preferred supplier for a range of manned security and monitoring services including mobile patrol, alarm response and key holding, providing unrivalled nationwide coverage.

Doug Hewitson, Regional Managing Director of G4S Secure Solutions (UK&I), said: “As we continue to look for new and innovative ways to develop the security solutions we can offer to customers, our partnership with VPSitex will enable us to enhance the protection we can provide to clients with vacant property. VPS’ award-winning products and cutting edge technology, combined with G4S’ security expertise, puts us in a strong position to deliver an unmatched offering to the market which we can continue to build upon.”

Anthony Owen, VPS Managing Director, said: “The collaboration with G4S is a demonstration of our commitment to continually improve the services we offer to our customers and becomes more important as the number of vacant properties rises.  Our services cover the complete vacant property lifecycle and with security at the heart, G4S’ unmatched resources and 80 years of experience will certainly boost our offering. Around one in 10 commercial offices and properties are currently vacant in the UK and there are at least three-quarters of a million empty residential units so the benefits of a combined effort in this field are significant.”

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About G4S

About G4S

G4S is the leading global integrated security company specialising in the provision of security products, services and solutions.

In the UK and Ireland, G4S is the largest secure outsourcing company, with a turnover of more than £1.7 billion and over 55,000 employees managed from over 100 offices.

More than 10,000 customers, including 59 FTSE 100 companies and the majority of UK Government departments, depend on G4S to provide them with a safe and secure way to deliver their services.

For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.uk.com.

About VPS

VPS secures more than 50,000 properties and employs over 900 staff in locations across the UK and mainland Europe. They specialise in securing, maintaining and managing vacant property across a wide range of customer and industry sectors.  In Ireland, VPS trades under the name VPSitex.

Core building services cover the vacant, unoccupied and void property lifecycle from an initial risk assessment, to security, including guarding, monitoring, clearing, cleaning, maintenance and preparation.  These services protect properties against unauthorised access and a variety of hazards such as arson, theft, squatting and unauthorised occupation. 

For more information on VPSitex, visit www.vpsitex.ie