03 May 2018
AETOS Holdings has once again secured the contract to provide armed security services for the annual Marina Bay Singapore Countdown (MBSC) – the nation’s largest and grandest New Year’s Eve celebration.
AETOS’ involvement in this iconic event began when it was first engaged by The Esplanade Co. in 2009. The current Event Organiser, Pico Pro, has chosen to continue with AETOS – a decision attributed in part to stellar performance over previous years’ countdowns and a proven track record in providing event-related security solutions.
Held around Marina Bay and the surrounding precinct, the MBSC typically comprises a wide range of events and festivities and attracts more than 300,000 visitors annually. The highlights of this year’s programme include visual displays of building projection mapping sequence and a fireworks showcase. An estimated 600 Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) will be deployed across the district, performing duties such as crowd management and traffic enforcement.
Mr Patrick Koh, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, of AETOS Holdings, said: “We are proud to continue being a part of this significant national celebration. Moving forward, I am confident that AETOS will remain the preferred security partner for the MBSC and other prominent events to come”.
03 May 2018
Our AETOS Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and Security Officers (SOs) were deployed at this year’s Singapore Airshow, contributing to the overall safety and security of the event. More than 180 APOs and 16 SOs were deployed for this large-scale event between 6 and 11 February, carrying out duties such as crowd control, traffic enforcement and incident response.
The Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event, attended by a wide variety of commercial, government and military delegations. Held biennially at the Changi Exhibition Centre, it typically hosts conferences, dialogues and seminars that explore pressing issues concerning the global aerospace community and showcase the next-generation and disruptive technology.
The Airshow also draws large crowds of visitors and tourists with exhibitions of all types of aircraft and military technology. Aerobatic flying displays regularly enthrall spectators, with teams from many different air forces participating each year – this year’s line-up included contingents from the United States Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force and the Jupiter Aerobatic Team from the Indonesian Air Force.
2018 marks the fourth consecutive time that AETOS has been appointed as this event’s security service provider. We look forward to a continued partnership with Experia Events for the next Singapore Airshow in 2020.
05 March 2018
AETOS Holdings has opened its first purpose-built complex, situated minutes down the AYE highway from its former headquarters in the western part of Singapore.
The building was declared open in an official ceremony on 26 January, graced by Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Manpower and Home Affairs, Josephine Teo. The event was attended by over 200 guests, including government officials, clients and partners.
The seven-storey complex has several key facilities, including AETOS’ first shooting range – a 25-metre indoor range which was designed and built by SMM.
It also has a new Cash Processing Centre that provides a complete end-to-end chain of financial security services, boasting numerous physical security measures such as multiple interlocking access doors, custom-made transparent workstations and extensive 24/7 CCTV coverage.
The innovative safety and security technologies that AETOS offers to its clients have been incorporated into this complex, such as an Intelligent Fire Detection System, virtual fencing through video analytics, and automated security terminals for seamless access control.
Monitored from its in-house command centre, these features are part of the clustered building security service provided to its clients, integrating security, safety and facilities management to increase operational efficiency and reduce reliance on manpower.
Under the upcoming government-led Security Industry Transformation Map, key initiatives include the adoption of technology and the re-alignment of the regulatory environment in its support. In her opening address, Minister Teo noted that “the appropriate use of technology to carry out routine, labour-intensive tasks allows the security officer to focus on tasks that are more complex or require human judgement, such as incident response”.
To this end, AETOS is fully committed to the adoption of such technologies, leading the shift in the overall industry as it strives to meet changing security needs and manpower constraints.