G4S Competitor Product Lines


To provide the product lines, related to security and technology, for G4S competitors.

Early Findings


  • Securitas is a global company who positions themselves as a leader in security services, with solutions that are efficient and save time and money.
  • They claim to be the only company able to provide solutions for specialized markets, with specialty divisions in healthcare, infrastructure, response services and oil, gas and petrochemical.
  • Specific security solutions highlighted are on-site guarding, mobile guarding, remote guarding, fire and safety, electronic security, and risk management.
  • While technology is not emphasized on their website, they offer numerous case studies, including this one, which discusses a technology benefit, 'mobile guarding', of an office building.
  • Investing in technology is also noted as a core component of their business approach.

Allied Universal

  • Allied Universal is a $7 billion security and facilities company offering services in North America and select international markets.
  • Their positioning focuses on enabling companies to make smarter security decisions.
  • Allied Universal focuses on leveraging human resources, data and technology in their security and technology solutions, risk consulting, staffing, and janitorial services.
  • Their security services are customized, focusing on physical security, quality, response, resources, and thought leadership.
  • Their technology solutions emphasize their industry expertise, and comment on specific solutions such as threat intelligence platforms, and remote video and alarm systems.

Whelan Security

  • Whelan Security, now part of GardaWorld, is positioned as a one-stop-shop for integrated security solutions.
  • Their security solutions include physical security, such as mobile patrol, event protection, security guards, and airport security, and security products, including access control and video surveillance.
  • They also offer cash management solutions, consulting, and security systems.
  • They focus on client service and customized solutions on their website, and do not emphasize technology solutions specifically. However, many of their products and services are technology-based.

Summary Of Our Early Findings Relevant To The Goals

  • In this initial hour of research, we were able to identify 3 competitors to G4S, their positioning (via their website), and their security and technology products.
  • Given that a number of competitors exist in the private security space, we recommend additional research for competitive context.

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