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Tri-S Security Subsidiary Awarded $8.7 Million Contract for State of Florida
Aug 04, 2008 (08:08 AM EDT)


ATLANTA, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tri-S Security Corp. , a provider of security services and equipment for government and private entities, announced today a $8.7 million contract has been awarded to Vanguard Security, Inc., a subsidiary of its Cornwall Group. The contract will begin September 2, 2008 and run for three years with three one year renewals. The contract will generate approximately $1.45 million annually. The scope of the work is to provide both armed and unarmed guards at State of Florida facilities in 11 locations including Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Tallahassee, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Meyers and other cities throughout the State.

Ronald G. Farrell, Chairman/CEO of Tri-S Security Corp., stated, "This is a first for Vanguard and now opens up the entire State of Florida for future business." Mr. Farrell further stated, "This contract is hopefully the beginning of Vanguard's moving into new markets. We currently are bidding on over $25 million of contracts throughout the State of Florida. This was a plan we initiated during the first quarter of the year and are now seeing the results. "

About Tri-S Security Corporation

Based in Atlanta, GA, Tri-S Security Corp. is a provider of security services and equipment for government and private entities spanning a wide range of industries. The government sector is serviced through its wholly-owned subsidiary Paragon Systems and the private sector through its subsidiary Cornwall Group. Security services include uniformed guards, electronic monitoring systems, personnel protection, access control, crowd control and the prevention of sabotage, terrorist and criminal activities. As a leading aggregator of elite security companies, Tri-S Security is designed to build a strong enterprise in which to service a unique customer base that ensures America's safety at home and work. Tri-S Security assumes responsibility for the marketing, infrastructure and overall operational performance for its subsidiaries. Tri-S Security's management leverages highly trained government officers, experienced industry leaders, proven financial executives and infrastructure experts to consolidate the fragmented security industry into one efficient and effective security force.

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CONTACT: Ron Farrell, Chairman and CEO of Tri-S Security Corp.,+1-678-808-1540; or Booke and Company, Inc., Investor Relations Counsel,+1-212-490-9095

Web site: http://www.trissecurity.com/