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NFEC Fire Safety Seminar 2018
We are Singapore: AETOS at National Day Parade 2018
Our officers were out in full force at this year’s National Day Parade. More than 850 Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and Security Officers (SOs) stood alongside the throngs of people at Marina Bay, performing key duties such as security screening, traffic enforcement, and crowd control.

2018 marks a milestone for AETOS as it is our first year as sole security provider for this major event. This achievement resonates with many of the officers that were on the ground that day, including LCP (APF) Sendhil Kumar, who had been present at two previous years’ parades . Having been an APO for almost a decade, Sendhil has accumulated a wealth of experience in event security and has been part of countless deployments – yet, the National Day Parade has always stood out to him because of the national spirit on display. To him, a united society is something to be admired: “If the people are united, they are like a strong pillar – the country will have better stability.”

For LCP (APF) Thana Raj, it is the safety and security of Singapore that stands out to him. While he recognizes the strength and resilience that helped establish our nation, he is also keenly aware that these qualities will remain essential in overcoming the challenges and adversities faced by the men and women entrusted with keeping the peace. “Working as an auxiliary police officer helps to make sure that Singapore stays safe – I am just proud to do my part”.

This year’s parade and ceremony had many highlights, thrilling the crowds – among them, a freefall water jump by the Naval Combat Divers, the return of the Combined Schools Choir, and the largest combined Military Tattoo performance since the parade moved to its current location at the Floating Platform. Security Officer Annie Chua loves the atmosphere, finding being a part of the National Day celebrations truly enjoyable. “While we must stay constantly vigilant as it's a very important day, I'm also excited to be here and to play a part in making our National Day Parade a successful and safe event.”
AETOS celebrates official opening of new complex
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.
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