“Providing security is not only making available products or officers in uniforms but it is more about an integrated security service. It is an integrated system that comprises equipment and officers controlled through a centralized system that works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including total supervision and patrols — also 24, seven — based on an accurate and tested Standard Operational Procedure,” said S. Rahardja, president director of PT Secom Indopratama.
PT Indolok Bakti Utama provides an integrated security system and security guards. Established in 1972, the company’s main product is Gunnebo. The company also provides high quality products and services that are acknowledged worldwide just like its slogan “for a safer world”.
Since information technology entered the business world in 1995, all types of businesses, including banks, started to use a data communication-based network. Then the Internet became popular, and banks subsequently changed their business system from manual based to information technology based.
With the use of advanced technology the benefits also became greater. Connections between banks and customers became easier and almost instant, such as through ATMs, which have become inseparable from the world of banking. Banks also immediately started to rely on information technology for other transactions, such as opening new accounts, transfers and online payments.
The only snag is that such sophisticated information technology has to be accompanied by a quality security system. Security here covers many aspects, such as the physical aspect including access and entrance control, CCTVs, movement detectors, monitoring software and more specific matters like ATMs, cash deposit machines, safety deposit boxes, etc.
Certainly it is complicated taking care of a modern bank’s security needs. But there is a short cut that is more efficient, that is using the services of a security system that satisfies every requirement. This is what is provided by Indolok Bakti Utama, the pioneer and highly reputable provider of security products and services.
Undeniably more companies now realize that outsourcing security services is to their advantage rather than hiring guards themselves. Therefore, in the future, more security companies are likely to join the ranks of Secom and Indolok, including brand new ones, foreign affiliates or expansions by existing ones, because the opportunities in this business are wide open. (Burhan Abe)
The Jakarta Post, November 13, 2007