According to G4S, the purchase, for an undisclosed amount, is aimed at further developing its secure people monitoring services in new and existing markets.
Guidance Monitoring designs and manufactures a range of electronic monitoring technologies such as hardware and software used for offender monitoring and tracking.
Leicester-headquartered Guidance Monitoring recently won contracts to become the sole provider of technology to the national electronic monitoring programmes in Saudi Arabia, Norway and France.
David Taylor-Smith, regional CEO of G4S UK & Africa comments: ‘We believe [Guidance Monitoring’s] market-leading technology provides the best platform for future global expansion in the offender monitoring marketplace.’
The buy follows G4S’s £10.2 million deal for surveillance providers The Cotswold Group earlier this month.
G4S employs 625,000 people in 120 countries.