Lodge Service Ltd, the £22 million security consultancy, has acquired Endeavour Security Ltd and its £1.2 million monitoring centre and services business, in a further strategic move into remote security services, according to CEO Stuart Lodge.
The acquisition includes Endeavour’s CCTV monitoring facility at Redditch, Worcestershire, which will support Lodge Service’s Cat 2 national data centre in Accrington, Lancashire, launched in 2012. Endeavour’s 37 security guards will increase Lodge Service’ total staff to over 800.
“ Endeavour’s experience in protecting warehousing, logistics and other industrial property and assets complements Lodge Service’s expertise in retail security and the corporate sector. The acquisition extends our provision of both monitoring and services through Endeavour’s network of manned guarding, key holding and response support,” says Stuart Lodge.
Lodge Service’s communications network links retail, corporate and other service users’ premises to provide alarm response, analysis and management information. The range of services and signals monitored through the hub includes: CCTV, staff time and attendance, vehicle tracking, access control, fire and intruder alarms, lone worker protection, building management systems, environmental and waste management, data mining, networked distribution centres, trolley track and EAS tagging.
Founded in 1919, Lodge Service has nearly 800 staff and local offices or franchise operations in nine countries.