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Advanced Security diversifying its services

Attawapiskat-owned firm has acquired All Security
2019-06-14 Advanced Security MH
Advanced Security announced its expansion into technology-based services with the purchase of All Security. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

Advanced Security is diversifying its services.

The Timmins-based company, which offers security services and training in a range of industries, has bought All Security. 

“We wanted to diversify, and we know the market is moving into more electronic surveillance," said CEO Bob Dickson.

"The purchase of All Security enabled us to both diversify and move into a direction that the market is moving in. And we see a tremendous opportunity not only here in Timmins, but the surrounding area and along the coast for security, particularly electronic security.

"It’s a growing, growing business."

While the company is celebrating the success and growth in the market now, the purchase happened late last year.

Dickson said All Security recently physically moved the staff and inventory into the Advanced Security space in the east end of Timmins.

Because of All Security's strong presence in the city, Dickson said it will retain the name for now. 

“We’re growing. We’re really happy to be here. We’ve had a lot of support here in Timmins," Dickson said.

"It’s been encouraging; there’s a lot of goodwill around in this town and a lot of good people, and we’ve been very welcomed here."

Advanced Security first opened its doors in Timmins in 1992, and was bought by Attawapiskat Enterprises Inc. in 2012.

The company is 100 per cent owned by Attawapiskat First Nation.

It serves industrial and commercial sectors including mining companies, colleges, airports, municipalities and other corporate organizations.

“I believe that development of First Nation-owned businesses is very important to our community, just as it is for all Aboriginal communities across the country,” said Attawapiskat Chief Ignace Gull at the announcement in Timmins.

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