International Gem Tower to Feature World Class Security Solutions Designed by G4S

Industry leader brings unrivaled strategies to single-industry trading center where security is paramount

New York - G4S, a world leader in integrated security solutions, has been retained to design and deploy the security infrastructure for the International Gem Tower (IGT) currently under construction in New York's Diamond District. Looking to re-define how business is done in New York and the global diamond and jewelry marketplace, IGT developer, Extell Development Company, hired G4S to create a secure working environment that is unparalleled in the industry.

"G4S is a recognized leader in the design, implementation and operation of professional security systems. In an industry like ours-where security is paramount-we're thrilled to benefit from the advantages this global group has to offer," says Raizy Haas, says Extell senior vice president. "To develop our systems, we're looking at what other trading centers in the world are doing as benchmarks that we intend to surpass."

Patrick de Cavaignac, president of Touchcom, a G4S Technology company, hails the installation at IGT will be unlike any other as it truly integrates the best in manpower and state-of-the-art technology from a single source. "By carefully assessing the comprehensive security and operational requirements of IGT, we are delivering solutions that fulfill specific needs."

The International Gem Tower's custom-designed security system will encompass a comprehensive range of services integrating G4S' premier security personnel with the latest advancements in security technology. The proprietary system, designed exclusively for the IGT, will complement the services and amenities the Tower offers to business owners and their customers.

"In addition to the peace of mind a safe and secure environment provides, advanced security solutions designed by G4S for the Tower should bode well on insurance premiums," notes Joseph Lipton, IGT partner.

The jewelry trade, notes Keith Whitelock, CEO of G4S Technology, is one of many industries where the need to protect people, property and assets is a critical priority. "Our security solutions will enhance the experience for all who enter the International Gem Tower. Together, IGT and G4S are redefining how business-and security-are done in a project that will set the standard for trading centers in the future!"


The International Gem Tower will be New York City's only commercial condominium designed specifically for the global diamond, gem and jewelry industry. Set for completion in 2012, this 34-story commercial condominium will provide services and amenities never before offered in New York's diamond district including state-of-the-art security and vault operations, foreign trade zone status, secure underground parking, business center, full service concierge, executive club, health and fitness center, restaurants and in house catering, and ground floor retail shopping. Up to $100 million is available to interested buyers in first mortgage financing from Empire State Development through its Job Development Authority. For more information, visit

For more information on IGT:

Joseph Lipton,

IGT Partner

Mobile: 917-359-1133


Raizy Haas,

SVP Extell Development

Mobile: 917-578-8082



Anticipating and responding to the changing needs of a diverse client base is what sets G4S apart. G4S offers a unique combination of highly-qualified security personnel and innovative technology to provide users with customized security solutions. At G4S, we draw on our global resources in logistics, technology, risk consultancy and project management and our experience of managing the world's largest force of security personnel in diverse regulatory environments, to create security solutions which deliver more than the sum of their individual parts. To learn more, visit

For more information on G4S:

Sara Chaput,

G4S Editorial Contact,

LRG Marketing

Phone: 845-358-1801


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