By TECHNOLOGY TIMES Reporter
Lagos. July 29, 2013: Halogen Security, a security company in Nigeria has closed a deal to deploy electronic tracking technologies for 400 oil tankers belonging to one of the country’s top oil and gas sector players, Oando Plc.
US-based EarthSearch says it will deliver the tracking and monitoring devices to the Nigerian security which is the West African Regional licensee, through its subsidiary EarthSearch Communications, Inc.
Halogen Security is the exclusive licensee for EarthSearch’s products and services for the West African region and one of the largest private security companies in Nigeria and West Africa, the US company said.
As a part of the agreement between both parties, Halogen will expand its security services into areas where the need for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Global Positioning System (GPS) and other sensing technologies provided by EarthSearch is required.
The US company said that the deal is one of the several phases in deploying technology to the Oando fleet of oil tankers owned by Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers, and a pioneer in fields of private sector pipeline network construction and the distribution of natural gas to industrial and commercial consumers.
“Working with Halogen to establish presence in the West African region has been quite exciting. Halogen is a leader in the security services industry and possesses a wealth of resources that would allow it to penetrate the regional market with our products. We look forward to many more announcements such as the one today,” Kayode Aladesuyi, CEO of ECDC said.
Halogen technical, sales and support team have spent several months becoming experts on the EarthSearch products and technology and now ready to begin penetrating and deploying product to distributors and customers across West African region. In addition, Halogen Security will offer products and services from StudentConnect Inc, the sister company to EarthSearch which offers student bus safety technology and class attendance monitoring solution using wireless communication between GPS and RFID, the company added.
“Integration of sensor technology with RFID and GPS is emerging as one of the most advanced security solutions for mobile and fixed assets. Our partnership with EarthSearch Communications is a demonstration of our determination to remain a provider of SECURITY SOLUTIONS throughout West Africa and in the forefront of bringing the most advanced technology to our customers,” Wale Olaoye, CEO Halogen Securities said.