Halogen Group which initially commenced operations as a physical security solutions provider to organizations and individuals has undergone a strategic redesign into six companies offering integrated end to end solutions across the security value chain.
Under the visionary leadership of its CEO, Wale Olaoye, it has developed capabilities in people risk management, physical security, electronic security, virtual and cybersecurity considering the billions of naira lost by Nigerian private organizations, individuals and the government to hackers. Some of the solutions include telemetrics which can help road transport management operators like LASTMA and the FRSC, and travel security which will aid the operations of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria to prevent terrorists from causing collateral damage at the nation’s aviation infrastructure. It has has outsourcing, background checks and polygraph examination services.
Its subsidiaries include Avert Halogen which will provide digitally connected remote surveillance and monitoring services, Avant Halogen for identity management, risk consulting and resourcing, PS Halogen a manned guard and event security management provider, Armour X Halogen for virtual and cybersecurity, and Armada Halogen which focuses on secured mobility. Also included is Academy Halogen, its school of Security Management and Technology which provides training on latest tools for combating and preventing crime to the Nigerian security agencies as well as corporate organizations on security management.
Halogen’s commitment to combating cybersecurity which is a major problem in Nigeria saw it establish partnerships with Babcock University and Obafemi Awolowo University to develop capacity to fight cybercriminals who have dented the image of Nigeria in the comity of nations.
It was the first Nigerian security company to earn the International Standard Organization certification.
Halogen is well positioned to help Nigeria combat the scourge of Boko Haram, Herdsmen clashes, Banditry and Cattle Rustling, Sea Piracy, Kidnapping, Cultism and Militantism as well as other security challenges which she grapples with on a daily basis through the suite of offerings.
*Photo: The launch of Academy Halogen.