Atul Mehro­tra,

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The world around us isn’t safe. Thanks to the in­tro­duc­tion of elec­tronic se­cu­rity so­lu­tions and manned guard­ing! This has fa­cil­i­tated pro­tec­tion of premises round the clock ir­re­spec­tive of whether it is a res­i­den­tial space or workspace. Here is a group that has been de­liv­er­ing state-of-the-art se­cu­rity so­lu­tions for more than a decade now, con­tribut­ing cre­ation of safe spa­ces across In­dia. We are delv­ing about BCL Group. The ISO 9001:2008 cer­ti­fied group deal­ing in Elec­tronic Se­cu­rity Ser­vices, Guard­ing and Fa­cil­ity Man­age­ment Ser­vices, is part of a large con­glom­er­ate span­ning in­fra­struc­ture, fi­nance and tele­com. “Over 15000 of our trained guards are de­ployed across In­dia. We are 100% self per­form­ing and pro­fes­sion­ally man­aged or­ga­ni­za­tion, which is our USP. Our com­mit­ment to qual­ity and cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion has won us the trust of a ro­bust client base from across dif­fer­ent in­dus­try seg­ments. Ci­ti­force is our brand iden­tity,” ut­ters the dy­namic Mr. Atul Mehro­tra, Group CEO.

BCL Group Con­cerns

• Ci­ti­force • In­dia Serve • Par­ishram • Lat Am Agro. The group is pro­moted by Op­u­lent Ven­tures Cap­i­tal Trust (Op­u­lent) reg­is­tered with the Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Board of In­dia (SEBI) as a Ven­ture Cap­i­tal Fund, in the form of a trust un­der SEBI (Venu­tre Cap­i­tal Funds) Reg­u­la­tions, 1996. A Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence post­grad­u­ate and an MBA, the Group CEO Atul Mehro­tra worked for myr­iad in­dus­try seg­ments – 8 years for the BPO fol­lowed by smart card in­dus­try, nano tech­nol­ogy, and as an ad­vi­sory with Mr. Jee­van, Min­is­ter of Tex­tiles be­fore join­ing BCL. When he joined BCL, the group was at its startup stage (founded in 2005), perched at a turnover of Rs. 22 crore. With his vast ex­pe­ri­ence and strate­gic poli­cies, he has been in­stru­men­tal in trig­ger­ing a 40-50% rate in an av­er­age. Un­der his steer­ing, BCL Group is all geared up to gen­er­ate a turnover of a mind bog­gling Rs. 140 crore this fis­cal. “Se­cu­rity is our core ser­vice sec­tor of BCL Group fol­lowed by staffing so­lu­tions. The group is di­rectly and in­di­rectly re­lated to Kano­ria Foun­da­tion. BCL is one of the 7 or­ga­ni­za­tions of this Trust,” says Mr. Atul Mehro­tra.

Prod­uct and Ser­vice Ver­ti­cals

• Guard­ing So­lu­tions: Spe­cial­ized Guard­ing, Ca­nine (K9) Ser­vices, Spe­cial Event Se­cu­rity, In­ves­ti­ga­tions, Pro­tec­tion Ser­vices, Fire Preven­tion Ser­vices, Se­cu­rity Au­dit • Elec­tronic Se­cu­rity So­lu­tions: Kryp­kee, CCTV & Re­mote Video Ac­cess, Smart City Sur­veil­lance, Smart En­ergy So­lu­tions, Smart Wa­ter, In­tel­li­gent Trans­port So­lu­tions (ITS), VSAAS, Vis­i­tor Man­age­ment Sys­tem, HVAC & Build­ing Man­age­ment Sys­tems • Fa­cil­ity Man­age­ment: Soft Fa­cil­i­ties Man­age­ment Ser­vices, Hard Fa­cil­i­ties Man­age­ment Ser­vices, Se­cu­rity Ser­vices, Other Ad­di­tional Ser­vices like mail room and travel desk man­age­ment, courier ser­vice, lease ne­go­ti­a­tions, etc.

• Staffing So­lu­tions: HR Man­aged Ser­vices, Per­ma­nent Re­cruit­ment, Con­trac­tual/ Tem­po­rary Staffing, Pay­roll, Back­ground Ver­i­fi­ca­tion.

“Kryp­key is the lat­est in­no­va­tive prod­uct that we have in­tro­duced in the mar­ket. It is a dy­namic lock­ing so­lu­tion with dou­ble ac­cess con­trol. It al­lows any as­set, both trans­ported and static, to be man­aged and con­trolled re­motely in ad­di­tion to con­tin­u­ous mon­i­tor­ing and track­ing,” says a mag­netic Mr. Tarun Mal­ho­tra, Group COO.

BCL Group has an in-house R&D unit backed by a team of 20 re­search pro­fes­sion­als. The team con­ducts re­search on the lat­est trends and tech­nol­ogy in the se­cu­rity in­dus­try and ac­cord­ingly de­vel­ops in­no­va­tive se­cu­rity so­lu­tions. The group has spent around Rs. 8 crore dur­ing the last one and half years.

Ar­eas of Ser­vice

• Gov­ern­ment

• Health­care

• Ed­u­ca­tional Fa­cil­i­ties

• Crit­i­cal Fa­cil­i­ties

• Safe Cities

• Pub­lic Trans­port.

A ded­i­cated train­ing in­sti­tute in Dwarka, spread over an area of 1 acre, fa­cil­i­tates train­ing of se­cu­rity guards. “Se­cu­rity Guards are the first line of de­fense against crime. Our guards are equipped with not only prac­ti­cal knowl­edge about how to re­act in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions but also with oc­cu­pa­tional and be­havioural skills. They are all trained to per­fec­tion,” says Mr. Mehro­tra. The group has en­tered into strate­gic col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships with over­seas se­cu­rity so­lu­tions providers with an ob­jec­tive to de­liver enhanced prod­ucts and ser­vices. Worth men­tion­ing are Di­ag­Nose (Is­rael); Gi­lar­doni (Italy); Latam Agro (Ar­gentina) and KCA (Tai­wan) IMI Academy, Assa Abloy, Mul­tilock, Oc­to­pus.

“We share a fa­mil­ial bond­ing with our staff. They are en­ti­tled to numer­ous ben­e­fits and fa­cil­i­ties. We never com­pro­mise on em­ployee growth. I con­nect with them per­son­ally. We are al­ways a step ahead of help­ing those who are in need of fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance,” ut­ters the vi­sion­ary Mr. Atul Mehro­tra.

Com­pet­i­tive Ad­van­tages

• 15,000 trained guards de­ployed across In­dia

• Trained guards for pro­tect­ing PM

• Train­ing of women for self de­fence

• Staff strength of 140 pro­fes­sion­als; max­i­mum re­ten­tion

• 90% re­ten­tion of clients

• Pro­vides PSO

• Train­ing in­sti­tute in Dwarka, spread over 1 acre

• 19 of­fices across In­dia.

As part of cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, BCL Group reg­u­larly do­nates for the up­lift­ment of the poor and needy. Be­sides run­ning schools, the group or­ga­nizes in­ter­na­tional sem­i­nar on all re­li­gions and has been reg­u­larly in­volved for the cause of acid at­tack vic­tims. The charismati­c Mr. Atul Mehro­tra owes the suc­cess of the group to a blend of des­tiny, team ef­fort, hard work, Mr. Jee­van from whom he learnt a lot, his fam­ily le­gacy, and his grand­fa­ther Parshu­ram Mehro­tra. His grand­fa­ther had worked with Ma­hatma Gandhi. He says, “There are no short cuts to suc­cess. If one is fo­cused and be­lieves in one­self, suc­cess is cer­tain.” All geared up for in­tro­duc­ing an in­no­va­tive home lock sys­tem in March and an ac­qui­si­tion, BCL Group is ready to fur­ther mark its stamp in the se­cu­rity in­dus­try hori­zon. New ad­di­tions in cy­ber se­cu­rity and cy­ber foren­sics are in the agenda. IMI and an Is­rael based com­pany are col­lab­o­ra­tors in the project. Five years down the line, Atul Mehro­tra is en­vis­aged to gen­er­ate a turnover of Rs. 1000 crore and ex­pand the group’s train­ing ver­ti­cal. Mr. Sky is the limit!

Atul Mehro­tra, CEO

Tarun Mal­ho­tra, COO

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