Ghana has unfortunately seen a rise in violent crimes in the past few years. This comes together with an increased incidence of violent chieftaincy and land disputes, political tensions, high unemployment, and rising costs of living. At the same time, the sub-region has been seeing a wave of violent extremism and political instability that threatens to spill over Ghana’s borders and upset the long-standing stability and safety that Ghana enjoys.
In the past decade, Ghana has seen increased tourism, investments, and infrastructure development, however, the more recent security threats threaten to upend these positive developments and harm public security as well as private business interests.
Hence the rapidly increasing need for homeland security solutions.
Israel has experienced security threats and terrorism since its founding, and out of necessity, has come to excel in the homeland security arena. The country’s security awareness and high level of preparedness are the driving forces for the development of a cutting-edge security industry. In fact, no other country has a higher percentage of former army, police, and security forces with hands-on experience in combatting terrorism.
Add to that the world-class innovation characterizing the “Startup Nation,” and it is little wonder that countries around the world turn to Israel for solutions to internal security challenges.
Israel today has earned its worldwide reputation for providing leading security solutions and continues to successfully partner with key world players to protect airports, seaports, government offices, financial institutions, recreational centers, international events, infrastructure, and more.
Israel’s national security relies on innovative, cutting-edge technologies, operationally proven methodologies, and comprehensive manpower training and qualification. The country’s continuous needs in countering terror and managing emergencies, create a unique platform for Israel’s HLS companies to test their new technologies in the field, and continuously hone their expertise and proven best practices.
Israel has some 600 exporters of diverse security technologies, integrators, and services. The players involved include large military and defense companies such as Elbit, Tadiran, Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), RAFAEL, Elisra, ELTA, and Israel Military Industries (IMI), which provide “spin-off” technologies and products to this market. Other key players entered the market from the telecommunications arena, including Motorola, Comverse, Nice, Verint, Mer Group, Ness TSG, and others. There are also companies based purely on security developments and products, including consulting, cutting-edge perimeter security, access control, and physical protection products, biometrics and face recognition, video surveillance and analysis, IED and UAV jamming systems, intelligence gathering, special units training, and more. Some of the large, world-renowned firms in these areas include ISDS, Magal Security Systems, Plasan Sasa, and Rabintex.
Israeli companies are active all over the world and the African continent providing solutions and technologies for government entities, organizations, and local private integrators, in national projects as well as private sector venues. Israeli companies are known to be highly adaptable and flexible to local needs and challenges and provide solutions that are often customized and adjusted, to meet specific customer requirements.
Ghana’s growing internal criminal and terror security threats are starting to pose a real concern. This comes at the same time as the country is seeing rapidly developing infrastructure and industry that need to secure their assets and operations. These threats include border security, maritime security, cyber security, illegal mining, and armed robberies. These circumstances create a plethora of opportunities, especially for providers that can provide fast, efficient, and effective solutions.
The Israeli HLS sector is well-positioned, deep with offerings, and willing to partner with local industry, providers, and integrators to meet Ghana’s homeland security needs.
Our lead on the HLS sector, Mr. Edwin Acquah, is always available for further information or to help match the right solutions, partners, or technologies specific to your needs.