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AETOS officers deployed in support of US Vice-President’s visit

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Aug 2021
Over 600 AETOS officers were deployed to provide essential security and safety services during United States Vice-President Kamala Harris’ visit to Singapore. Between 21 and 24 August, auxiliary police officers and security officers carried out vehicle and personnel checks at key sites during the visit, while outriders formed part of the Traffic Police convoys that facilitated traffic and escorted the visitors.

The visit saw a series of bilateral meetings between Singaporean officials and Ms Harris’ delegation, and a joint press conference that announced new areas of cooperation between the countries and shared support for cooperation in the Southeast Asian region.

Said Mr. Patrick Koh, Vice President of Sales & Marketing of AETOS Holdings, “We are proud to have contributed to this team effort – working together with close partners such as the Singapore Police Force to ensure that this significant national event proceeded safely and smoothly.
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AETOS to enhance its security operations with Singtel’s MEC and 5G network
Singapore, 30 September 2021 – Integrated security firm AETOS will be enhancing its security operations by leveraging a 5G network and Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC) from Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel). Enterprises looking to roll out business critical use cases that require low latency now have an option in Singtel’s hybrid Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC). AETOS will power its surveillance robots, drones, video analytics with Singtel’s high throughput 5G network, MEC and network slicing to achieve low latency for real-time remote surveillance, enhanced situational awareness and decision-making.

Mr Alfred Fox, Chief Executive Officer of AETOS Holdings said, “We are excited to be the first-mover in the security industry to leverage Singtel’s 5G edge cloud platform to augment our suite of integrated solutions. This strategic partnership marks our commitment to being a proactive enabler of innovation, and will help us achieve smarter and more sustainable security outcomes for our clients. We believe that harnessing 5G will unlock breakthrough value in our transformation journey and help accelerate efforts to transform the security industry.”

To achieve high compatibility with as many business critical applications as possible, Singtel has built a hybrid MEC - offering Singtel’s own edge computing solution along with hyper scalar solutions from Amazon Web Services Outpost and Microsoft Azure. This means availability of a wide range of ready to-use, plug-and-play services at the edge to help enterprises rapidly develop and deploy their novel solutions. Additionally, the hybrid MEC is available now on both 4G and 5G network, enabling immediate enterprise trials and commercial deployments in 4G with migration to 5G when the network is available throughout the country. To complete the offering, Singtel also offers on-premise private MEC for enterprises.

Mr Dennis Wong, Vice President, 5G Enterprise and Cloud said, “Enterprises now have the freedom to deploy their business critical use cases confidently and easily without having to worry about optimising latency during roll out. This means being able to use highly mobile devices like drones and autonomous vehicles for business operations, or offer an immersive, hyper-realistic gaming experience with rich graphics and no lag. Applications like these are important first steps, which we hope can have a multiplier effect and that these innovative solutions can be rolled out and applied across industries in the future.”
AETOS Wins Best Women Leadership and Best In-House Candidate Experience Categories in Inaugural Employee Experience Awards
AETOS Holdings clinched two awards at the inaugural Employee Experience Awards, obtaining Gold in the Best Women Leadership Programme category and Bronze in the Best In-House Candidate Experience category respectively.

Hosted by Human Resources Online, Asia’s leading HR platform and read by over 300,000 users each month, the Employee Experience Awards recognizes organisations that have transformed to adopt an employee-centric approach, and have set industry standards in areas such as leadership, learning, and employee engagement. The Awards saw participation by a diverse range of companies across the region, from global MNCs to local enterprises, and were judged by a panel of senior HR professionals.

The Best Women Leadership Programme award celebrates organizations that adopt a collaborative and open approach to women empowerment and leadership, supporting and nurturing female professional talent while striving to become an equal opportunity employer. AETOS recognizes the importance of an inclusive and diverse working environment and has actively worked to increase female representation at the middle and senior management levels.

The Best In-House Candidate Experience award celebrates organizations that delivers a positive and professional experience at all touchpoints for candidates – throughout the application, hiring, and onboarding processes. Our competitive edge stems largely from investment in our people – be it through training, welfare, or development – and it is necessary that the candidate experience is included in this approach, being the starting point of every employee’s journey.

Said Ms. Irene Tan, Vice President of Human Resource, “We are very proud to have received these awards. Our greatest asset has always been our people, and these wins affirm our commitment to them - from empowering and nurturing deserving talent to ensuring our candidates are well taken care of. AETOS will continue to look for new ways to uplift our employees and enhance our overall employee experience.”
AETOS and DBS to Convert Full Fleet To Electric Vehicles (EVs); Rolls Out Singapore's First Secure Cash Escort EV
AETOS and DBS today announced the launch of Singapore’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) for Cash and Valuables Escort (CVE) services. The two companies have committed to convert the rest of the seven CVE vehicles to EVs by end-2023, and eventually all 42 of the operational vehicles used by the bank by 2026. This in line with the Singapore government’s announced plans to phase out Internal Combustion Engine vehicles and boost the adoption of EVs by 2040.

CVE vehicles are used to transport corporate cash from DBS/POSB’s branches to a cash processing centre. On average, a single CVE vehicle travels more than 170 km daily. Using an EV instead of an internal combustion engine vehicle reduces carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e) by up to 47 kg per day – or some 17,100 kg of CO2e a year.

“AETOS is committed to achieving carbon-neutral operations as part of our drive towards sustainability with parent company Surbana Jurong. We strongly believe in working towards safeguarding the environment for future generations. We are glad to collaborate with DBS who supports our long-term goal for sustainability,” said Mr Alfred Fox, Executive Director & CEO of AETOS Holdings.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr Shee Tse Koon, DBS Singapore Country Head said, “As part of our commitment to sustainable development, we have been encouraging partners within our ecosystem to adopt carbon reduction practices, in addition to lowering our own footprint. We are heartened to be working with a partner like AETOS, who has taken concrete and comprehensive steps towards reducing carbon emissions and who shares our vision for a better, more sustainable future.”

In its drive towards EV adoption, AETOS will be installing charging infrastructure at their various operational bases, starting with the first alternative current (AC) charging station at their West Coast premises. Each station is able to fully charge an electric CVE vehicle in under eight hours.

Supporting a holistic effort towards long-term sustainability, other initiatives implemented by AETOS include tracking and monitoring of its operations’ carbon footprint, rolling out electronic waste collection stations, and developing operational working apparel made from sustainable materials for its frontline officers by 2022.

In addition to working with its partners to reduce carbon emissions, DBS is committed to reducing its own environmental footprint as part of its sustainable development agenda. The bank has set targets for its operational carbon footprint to ensure net zero operational carbon by 2022. DBS is also re-designing its 24/7 self-service branches to be more energy efficient, reducing its office paper consumption and growing its solar energy capture spaces. In April, the bank also launched the DBS Green Solutions package which provides a comprehensive range of offerings and privileges so consumers can easily integrate green practices in their daily lives – from within their homes, to their transportation modes, to their payments and purchases.