05 July 2019
The atmosphere was joyous at AETOS Complex last Friday at the annual Promotion and Long Service Award Ceremony. More than 700 personnel were promoted, including Auxiliary Police Officers, Security Officers, and corporate staff, while over 130 personnel received Long Service Awards.
The annual promotion exercise is part of AETOS’ ongoing efforts to reward and recognise employees for their performance and dedication, as well as identify and develop those who have demonstrated potential to eventually take on greater leadership roles in the organisation.
The promotees for this year include Sergeant Murugan, who has previously received the Police Commissioner Award, as well as multiple other commendations during his time with AETOS. While he excels at his current vocation – managing the Cash-in-Transit vehicle fleet and logistics - SGT (APF) Murugan has also made it a point to diversify his skillsets. Today, he is both a certified shooting range instructor and a trainer for Self-Service Banking operations, coordinating and conducting training for the officers in his division.
Security Supervisor Devi, currently deployed at Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a team leader of 18 Security Officers, was also in good spirits as she received her certificate of promotion. Aside from her core security duties, she has deftly handled a diverse range of responsibilities, including rostering, preparing security reports, and participating in meetings with hospital management. Said Devi, “I’m thankful that I am recognised for the work that I do, and look forward to taking on new roles at AETOS.”
Addressing those present, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Alfred Fox, emphasised the need for officers to be equipped with the right competencies and skills to handle any difficulties they might face during the course of their duties. To that end, AETOS will be rolling out several training and development initiatives, including leadership programmes spearheaded by AETOS Training Academy.
The hard work and dedication of our long-serving officers was also highlighted during the ceremony. Officers such as Corporal Sumanthy Pillai, who received an award for 35 years of service, have played an integral role as mentors and role models to countless officers during AETOS’ development. Their professionalism and excellence have set high standards for subsequent generations of officers.
“People will always remain as our greatest asset. AETOS is committed to invest in our people – this is where our success starts,” said Mr Fox.
17 June 2019
AETOS was the event security service provider for the Singapore Police Force at the recent Shangri-La Dialogue, hosted by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS). From 31 May to 2 June, over 350 Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and 80 Security Officers (SOs) carried out security screening, access control, and traffic management duties at and around the vicinity of the hotel.
Patrick Koh, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, said “We are pleased to work together again with the Police as the preferred security partner for the Shangri-La Dialogue. The presence of our officers on the ground assures that this significant event can proceed smoothly.”
Initiated in 2002, the Shangri-La Dialogue is a multilateral Asian security forum aimed at fostering defence diplomacy and regional security cooperation. The summit typically hosts ministers, heads of state, and top-ranking defence officials from across Southeast Asia and beyond. Notably, this year’s Dialogue marked the first time since 2011 that a Chinese defence chief has been present.
01 June 2019
AETOS has won a contract to provide First Line Maintenance (FLM) services for Diebold Nixdorf (Diebold). Since its commencement on March 7, a team of FLM engineers has been responsible for servicing a total of 212 DBS Diebold-ATMs located in the North zone of Singapore. Since then, AETOS has expanded its FLM coverage to include the East zone from May 15; effectively covering 50% of DBS Diebold-ATM network in Singapore.
AETOS FLM engineers will carry out duties such as routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and solving software-related issues in order to eliminate any potential disruption of ATM services stemming from technical issues. Starting June, their deployment will also be enhanced through the use of i-Scheduler – a custom-made software solution developed in partnership with GRG Banking – an industry-first. The system is able to plan deployments faster and more efficiently via advanced algorithms, factoring in variables such as real-time road conditions, duty rosters, and existing maintenance tickets workload. The team will also don EagleGold body-worn cameras for added security and transparency throughout the course of their duties.
“We believe in harnessing technology solutions, such as the i-Scheduler, to achieve optimal deployment of manpower resources and value-add to the services we provide for our clients,” said Mr. Kelvin Ho, General Manager of AETOS Assets Management. “Together with our proven track record in cash-in-transit and self-service banking operations, the FLM business will open up new avenues for partnerships with banks and ATM providers.”