End Users '20 under 40' 2015—Andre LaLiberte

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Andre LaLiberte, 37

Manager, global security systems and security compliance, Halliburton Energy Services

Houston

Halliburton Energy Services has 1,000 facilities in 80 countries, and Andre LaLiberte oversees them all, managing the corporate security standard globally.

“I manage our global electronic and physical security, all video systems, access control, alarm systems—all electronic monitoring systems,” he said. He is also responsible for all   security-related regulatory compliance. “We’re very process-driven,” he said.

Having moved up from a gate position to global manager has given LaLiberte “a unique experience,” he told Security Systems News. And that experience is all about customer service, he said.

“Working with security systems has allowed me to use my experience in ensuring the services we provide to our employees and customers is focused on customer service, protecting our facilities and assets and utilizing cost-effective means to give us the best in-class service,” he said. 

Balancing an effective and secure access control system is his biggest security challenge, he said. “With the continued focus on time management, access control and visitor management, utilizing cost-effective solutions that provide an abundance of data is our most challenging systems issue we deal with today,” he said.

If budget was not an issue, LaLiberte said, he would pursue “expanded intelligent video and people processing.”

From Halliburton’s employees to visitors, being able to efficiently process individuals for entry is a challenge, he said. “With growing technology, being able to use automated systems with facial recognition is something that in the future will revolutionize our industry. Everybody has to get to work. We don't want to make it hard for them. Our visitors and customers are processed in a timely manner,” he said.

Visitors and contractors are logged in on a web-based system so that Halliburton knows who’s in its facilities, he said.

“In the future, managing cost and security perception is something that I feel will be an ongoing challenge that must be met to ensure quality and substantive service is given,” he added.

“Most of my job is on education, why we do this, why we need to know, why we need to spend the money,” LaLiberte said.