On 24th August 2018, Serangoon Garden Secondary School went to Ademco Security Group, a security service company with a humble beginning. Ademco is known for providing security management services to many big companies, such as IBM, Mindef and Resort World Sentosa.

Toby Koh, the Group Managing Director of Ademco, took over his father’s family business when he was 25 years old. Back then, Ademco was a very small company, with a one-room office. With a great sense of responsibility and commitment to the company, Toby and his father developed Ademco into what it is today.

Mr. Toby Koh sharing his experience with our mentees from Serangoon Gardens Secondary School.

During the visit, the students were exposed to the various security technologies that are administrated by Ademco. It was an eye opener for these students to see how a security service company operates on a daily basis.

“Everything starts from small,” said Toby. These technologies were not in place when he first started off. When he was still in school, his passion towards entrepreneurship made him start small businesses: from selling spiders to Tshirts. These small experiences allowed him to build Ademco into a company catering security to 4000 buildings in Singapore, with over 1 million people.

Our mentees were given the opportunity to go on a guided tour around the Ademco office to get a better understanding of how Ademco works.

“Responsibility comes from the heart.” One of Ademco’s personel managed to save a person’s life. When he was monitoring the security system vigilantly, an alarm rang from a fitness center. Immediately, he went to investigate the situation, to find a person suffering from a heart attack. Thanks to his responsible attitude and quick actions, the person was saved. This shows that being responsible can really go a long way.

We would like to thank Ademco(Far East) Pte Ltd and their team of staff for hosting us with such enthusiasm. Their valuable experiences have made an important impact on the students. We look forward to the future office visits with the Sailing & Sustainability Program 2018 Phase 2.

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