GWS addresses the growing need to inform people who are travelling, by locating and providing valuable real-time information about disasters and other threats. Earlier this year, the company entered into a partnership with G4S Risk Consulting, the global personal security provider within G4S. The agreement includes the app Safeture Pro and Instant Security Overview (ISO), which are integrated in the G4S Risk Consulting service offering, G4S TravelAware.
The partnership includes common product development, combining GWS’ world leading technology and G4S’ Global Intelligence System (GIS). As a result of the joint product development, the launch of G4S TravelAware, based on the Safeture Pro service and technology, is now presented with more user benefits and upgraded functionality. The G4S TravelAware app provides precise, reliable and critical security information through a mobile phone. Cutting edge technology and intelligence are used in order to give information in real time about catastrophes and other threats that can affect people travelling. Johan Tinnerholm, Director of Analysis and Services at GWS, comments on the upgraded service:
“G4S is present in around 100 countries and has analysis teams across the globe. G4S Risk Consulting’s GIS platform together with GWS provides advanced external monitoring and analysis. In the new partnership, analytical content supported by advanced data mining technology, is now delivered directly by GIS, which uniquely, has access to ground truth across the G4S Group. By combining a unique risk rating methodology with qualitative analysis, we can provide app users with detailed risk analysis and advice that ensures users and customers receive qualified assessments for the locations they’re visiting. To summarize, you can say that the richness of the information has been augmented and that leads to a higher relevance in what we deliver to our users.”
The technical platform of GWS is well aligned with the G4S requirements for quality and performance, and this state-of-the-art technology combined with the breadth of the G4S global sales force, across 6 continents, allows G4S Risk Consulting to offer an unprecedented end-to-end travel risk management service; including risk consulting, pre-travel training, secure journey management and emergency assistance.
“With the upgrade, customers can easily add their own organisational security, travel and safety information to the existing guidance on the app. What we announce today adds significant value for the customer and the end-user, and we now embark on the active commercialisation of the collaboration agreement between GWS and G4S”, says Johan Tinnerholm.
“The G4S TravelAware service is an important and strategic complement to our risk mitigation portfolio. We are delighted that the collaboration with GWS has produced such a capability, allowing us to capitalise on G4S’ global reach”, concludes Tim O’Leary, Chief Operation Officer, G4S Risk Consulting.
About GWS Production AB and Safeture
GWS, Global Warning System, was founded in 2009, triggered by the experience with a global SARS epidemic, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Mumbai terror attacks. The company offers a mobile device based, personal security service Safeture, in order to protect the traveller by real-time tracking and providing valuable real-time information about disasters and other threats that could impact on the traveller. The system consists of a range of services that are delivered via the traveller’s mobile phone and is provided to both businesses – Safeture Pro, and to private individuals – Safeture.
The GWS share is listed on NASDAQ First North Stockholm. Sedermera Fondkommission is the Certified Adviser.
G4S is the leading global security company, specializing in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all of our markets.
G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S is active in around 100 countries and has 623,000 employees.
G4S Risk Consulting is an integral part of G4S, operating across its entire international network. We provide solutions for our clients’ varied, complex and changing needs by delivering first-class insight and analysis to secure environments, people, data and assets.
Our industry-leading expertise is supported by our ability to mobilize the best people in the industry – specialists in everything from threat and risk mitigation, cyber security, training and investigations.
For additional information about the cooperation, visit G4S Media Centre.
This is an English version of a press release communicated by GWS Production AB. In any case of doubt or possible differences regarding the different versions it is the Swedish version that shall apply.