G4S, the UK's largest security solutions group, has been in
Mexico for more than 30 years, and now have presence
and services all over the Country.
Since 2009, they have had an accelerated growth in
providing integrated security services to automotive
companies, including three of the most important car
Mexico is creating a new Federal Police
force with more investigative powers
leading to a demand for security
products and services.
The Security sector in Mexico embraces a wide range of
activities relating to the Local, State and Federal
Government's delivery of crime prevention
and investigation, protection of people, property and
assets; and law enforcement in general.
Since taking office in December 2006, President Calderón
has made security one of his top priorities. A new law on
Public Security, aimed at boosting co-ordination between
federal, state and public security institutions to reduce
corruption and impunity has been ratified. The law
also seeks to allow police greater freedom to investigate
crime and professionalise the work of the security forces
translating in to the creation of the Ministerial Police.
New Federal Security Programmes have been developed that
concentrate on civilian security, law enforcement,
and serious and organised crime. These programmes include
significant budget increases to departments in charge of
public security at the state and municipal level; approval of
the creation of a National Policing Evaluation Centre and
a National Council for Public Security; a new federal law to
confiscate goods and properties of organised crime; the
creation of a national criminal database register and
security forces. The Federal administration along with a
number of State and Municipal Governments are
continually assessing assets and where
identified, restructuring and replacing current systems
by renovating specialised teams and equipment.
Innovative technologies will replace outdated systems in a
number of areas.
Automatic license plate recognition systems.
Voice detection systems.
Explosive detection equipment.
Sophisticated CCTV cameras.
Data management software.
Mobile phone jammers.
Sophisticated anti-riot equipment.
Security infrastructure developers.
Contact and Further Information
Information about the specific business opportunities for
the Mexican security and defence sector can be obtained
by contacting the UKTI team in Mexico City:
British Embassy Mexico City Tel: +52 55 1670 3235 Email:
Source - UKTI