Posted 6 July 2021 in News, Security.

RHEA Group Acquires Security Through Safe Design to Reinforce Security Consulting Management Portfolio

  • RHEA Group acquires Security Through Safe Design, a Canadian security consultancy specializing in architectural security design, with a wealth of expertise in transportation security, large infrastructure projects and public–private partnerships
  • Security Through Safe Design will expand and reinforce RHEA’s physical security offering and strengthen the breadth of its security capabilities

RHEA Group today announces the acquisition of Canadian consultancy Security Through Safe Design as part of RHEA’s strategic plan to expand its security portfolio and strengthen its security consulting offering globally.

Security Through Safe Design, based in Ottawa, has assisted industry and government organizations throughout North America with the creation of safe environments for over 20 years. It has developed an extensive network and earned prestigious awards and accolades for its contributions to the security industry.

RHEA’s President, André Sincennes, said: “As part of RHEA Group’s growth strategy, we are always looking for companies that will complement and add significant benefit to our business and our clients. The acquisition of Security Through Safe Design enhances our existing physical security management consultancy services, and together with our existing cybersecurity offering, strengthens our position as a world-leading security services and solutions provider.”

William VanRyswyk, President and CEO of Security Through Safe Design, added: “Security Through Safe Design is excited to join RHEA Group and we are looking forward to working with our new team members to expand our service offerings internationally.

“Security Through Safe Design’s experience and extensive industry network has always been vendor-neutral, and we pride ourselves on providing guidance and recommendations to our clients that best suit their needs and budget. We are delighted that our way of doing business aligns with RHEA’s culture and ethos, which enables us to continue to work diligently and in synergy with the RHEA team. I am confident that both companies’ clients will benefit from our combined expertise, including Security Through Safe Design’s focus on transportation and involvement in light rail transit projects across Canada.”

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