Eyewitness Surveillance acquires Watchdog Virtual Guard

Combined company provides surveillance and operational intelligence to metal recycling facilities.

September 4, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
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Eyewitness Surveillance, headquartered in Hanover, Maryland, a leading provider of remote video monitoring and other security solutions, has merged security surveillance firm, Watchdog Virtual Guard, Southfield, Michigan, into its operations.

The combination will support continued expansion for both companies in the metal recycling industry, help broaden the resources available to current and future security customers and bring an enhanced caliber of support and service to current Watchdog customers, Eyewitness says in a news releasing announcing the merger.

As advancements in video, analytics and storage technologies drive a shift toward managed and remotely monitored security, Eyewitness and Watchdog have established themselves as providers of solutions that help customers prevent theft as well as gain insight into their business operations. Through remote surveillance, access control and intrusion detection systems, Eyewitness and Watchdog also eliminate the need for on-site guard services.

“While searching for a partner, we specifically looked for a company that shared Watchdog’s focus on the metal-recycling industry and inherent customer-centric values,” says Brad Gladstone, owner of Watchdog. “Eyewitness fits that model, enabling Watchdog to build on the tradition of excellence and deep security expertise that our customers have come to expect.”

“Watchdog is a great match, and we’re thrilled to welcome their stellar team to Eyewitness,” says Rush McCloy, CEO of Eyewitness. “We have been impressed by Watchdog’s strong service offering, and we hope to amplify it by extending Eyewitness’s additional resources to Watchdog customers.”

“Eyewitness constantly seeks to improve its services through product and service development, as well as through industry relationships. The quality of interactions Watchdog has with its customers echoes Eyewitness’s deep commitment to service. It’s a great fit for everyone involved, from both the business side and for our customers,” adds RT Arnold, president of Eyewitness.