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15th January 2020 Issue no. 490
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VPS acquires Camwatch
VPS has announced the acquisition of Camwatch, a specialist security provider to a wide range of sectors in the United Kingdom. The transaction completed November 2014, last week. Based in Greater Manchester, Camwatch has over 10 years' experience in developing security products.
Over the last few years, Camwatch has developed an innovative CCTV solution that supports the security of construction and remote sites. In addition to this Camwatch's ATM locking bar is currently deployed in over 4,000 cash machines in the UK for a range of blue chip customers. Camwatch has its own accredited alarm and video Monitoring Centre.
"Camwatch is a great business which offers innovative solutions and excellent customer service - two things that VPS also prides itself on. The Camwatch CCTV solution will provide us with technology to support our current manned guarding business as well as help us develop into new segments" says Mark Silver, CEO of VPS. "Camwatch's 10 year experience fits well with our expertise in the security of managing problematic vacant properties and sites."
Phil Bunting, Director Sales and Technology from Camwatch said: "We are looking forward to working with VPS to grow our business. VPS offers both the investment and management support that we need to take Camwatch to the next level. Camwatch has an excellent reputation for providing outstanding customer service and we will of course be continuing that. From a customer perspective, it will be business as usual."
VPS' core services cover the vacant, unoccupied and void property lifecycle from an initial risk assessment, to security, including monitoring, clearing, security, maintenance, manned guarding, cleaning and preparation. These combined services protect properties or areas against unauthorised access and a variety of hazards such as arson, theft, squatting and unauthorised occupation.
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