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2013 Security & Risk Management: Protecting Your Assets

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Securing People, Property and Information

Blackhawk Security

Tom Keener, CEO

Security systems industry veteran Tom Keener, founder of Keener Technologies, formed Blackhawk Security with this idea in mind, “a security system should form a strong barrier that creates a fortress around all that is important to you.” Blackhawk’s aim is to secure that fortress with the strongest walls available.

Keener, a trusted security expert, has 30+ years of experience in the electronics industry and Blackhawk builds on his reputation for exemplary client service. Blackhawk provides state-of-the-art security systems such as high definition surveillance equipment and biometric identification for access control. Blackhawk’s areas of focus include critical infrastructures, military, data centers, healthcare institutions, retail establishments, solar farms, exclusive private homes, hotels and condominiums.

He consistently updates the company’s product offerings with the latest enhancements developed by his national network of manufacturers and industry experts.

You may think that the surveillance systems you’ve seen in movies are futuristic, but they are available now, such as Arecont’s 360° High Definition, 40 Megapixel camera that produces superior picture quality in all directions. Or Hirsch-Identive’s Scramble Pad, which prevents access codes from being stolen by using a number scrambling algorithm and a viewing restricted window.

Keener diagnoses, designs and services sophisticated systems and offers a free consultation.

Blackhawk Security
2800 Woodlawn Drive, #101


Convergence of Physical and Information Security

Alert Alarm Hawaii

John Cannon, President

While there may be dozens of alarm companies in constant competition, Alert Alarm Hawaii is several steps ahead of the rest with over 50 years of experience (operating since 1962), 25,000 local accounts. Alert Alarm also has a 24-hour in-state monitoring station, meaning that alerts and calls are handled instantaneously and locally—not outsourced to the mainland. Couple that with being the only security monitoring company in Hawaii certified both with the Department of  Defense and with Underwriter Laboratories, it’s easy to see that Alert Alarm Hawaii means business.

Recently the company unveiled ITSecuritybyAlert, an expanded service menu extending to information security. “We’ve performed in that trusted adviser role for our clients, protecting their physical premises with burglar and fire alarms, access control, and video systems backed by 24/7 real-time monitoring and surveillance,” says John Cannon, President of the company. “It has been a natural progression for our services to extend on to the network, too, and the security posture our clients take there. ITSecuritybyAlert has evolved over the last few years to address this converging need to coordinate physical and informational security.”

What resulted are two packages: AlertShield and AlertShield Plus.  These packages cover the most common vulnerabilities that enterprises of all sizes, especially small businesses, experience. A few select features include:

  • Anti-virus protection
  • Operating system patching
  • Remote system monitoring
  • Network vulnerability assessment
  • Password complexity and expiration rules
  • Managed firewalls
  • Web content filtering
  • Off-site data backup
  • Robust 24-hour help desk

“More than 85 percent of data security breaches occur against businesses with less than 100 employees,” Cannon says, pointing out that such occurrences can be devastating for a company’s bottom line, reputation and productivity. “ITSecuritybyAlert addresses informational security in a way that brings our proven, proactive physical monitoring services and capabilities to a new level through a coordinated approach to information security that provides comprehensive protection for the increased risks businesses of all kinds face today.”

Discover how to protect your company at www.alertalarmhawaii.com or by calling 808-528-6407 today.

Alert Alarm Hawaii
2668 Waiwai Loop
Honolulu, HI 96819



Lee Burgwinkel, General Manager

When Lee Burgwinkel started with G4S in 1999 he didn’t know he would rise through the ranks to become the leading security guard firm’s general manager. “So much has changed in the 14 years that I’ve been with the company,” Lee says. “Technology advances and a true focus on customer service have guided us into modern security solutions.”

Customer service in the security world translates to the right guards equipped with the right equipment to protect each client’s unique assets. “We excel at building long-term relationships,” says Lee. “A huge part of that is the ability to match the right officers to each client’s particular needs and style.” Officers are evaluated not only on credentials and experience but also professionalism and the ability to communicate with the teams to which they are assigned.  

Additionally, each officer is equipped with G4S’s proprietary SecureTrax Plus™ system, allowing for real-time reporting of detections, alerts, and dispatches. Events are responded to, recorded, and synthesized to provide a big picture of vulnerabilities and opportunities for each client. Even more minor observations, such as broken lights and trash violations, are recorded to help facilities manager better do their jobs.

First rate customer care has led the company to tremendous growth throughout the state. In fact, the security firm recently added 100 new positions to its Hawaii staff. “We credit our success to an amazing team where everyone is important—from the security officer that walks that beat right up to our entire leadership,” Lee says. “In turn, the crew works hard for our outstanding clients who recognize just how much value we can add to their companies.”

Ready for a complimentary security assessment of your property? Call today: 808-838-1185

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
3375 Koapaka St., Suite D-105
Honolulu, HI 96819-1862
Office: 808-839-1185

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