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Bermuda Security Group is to move into a new headquarters on Woodbourne Avenue.

The expanding company has made a significant investment to turn a building formerly used as a nursery on a 0.75-acre site into its new home.

Construction work has been going on since last September and BSG expects to relocate to the new site from its home in King Street, Hamilton, in June this year.

“We needed more space,” said Herman Tucker, president of BSG. “There's a lot of empty offices in the city, but what they don't offer is parking — and this site has ample space for our operations and parking for our staff and clients.”

Without disclosing an amount, he said the renovation entailed a “significant investment into our business in Bermuda”.

With cutting-edge technology and providing a showcase for the company's security tools, the result will be a modern business location — but it will not appear so from the outside.

“I had a choice: to knock down the old building and put up a box, or to renovate it and make it look like a Bermuda home,” Mr Tucker said. “I chose the latter.”

As someone concerned about Hamilton's dwindling green space, Mr Tucker has ensured that such an area will be a feature of BSG's new home.

BSG, which employs around 300 people on the island, also has operations in the Cayman Islands and a start-up in the US, and has also worked on projects in Antigua and the British Virgin Islands.

BSG offers security guard and electronic security services, but the group has diversified to add many new capabilities to keep pace with changing client demands and advancing technology.

The Security Associates business offers institutional and port security, concierge security and alarm response, while another business, Shield, specialises in protecting cash or valuables in transit.

Mobile personal alert systems form part of its growing “life safety” offerings. Executive protection for wealthy and high-profile clients is also in demand while in Bermuda and other the Caribbean it offers offender monitoring.

Outside Bermuda, the group has partnered with a prison service to use drones for surveillance and it has a facility housing precious metals in the Cayman Islands.

BSG has been in business for 49 years and Mr Tucker acquired it in 2002. New technologies, such as “do-it-yourself” security systems that could be monitored from a mobile device, are changing the business, he said.

“We have had to adapt and diversify our products and services and that's what makes us unique in Bermuda,” he said.

For more information, visit www.bsg.bm

New home: Herman Tucker, president of the Bermuda Security Group, which will relocate this year (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Work in progress: Bermuda Security Group will move into this building on Woodbourne Avenue after renovations are complete (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published January 30, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated January 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm)

Bermuda Security Group to move to new home

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