Securitas residential security teams & tools ensure overseas travel is safer
Country Report and Travel Security programs keep travellers informed about potential risks & requirements to travel safe
The Securitas RST facilitates world-class security cover in all parts of the world, and all the clients need to do is to coordinate the same with the local Securitas network in the home country before travel – regardless of whether the trip is for vacation or on business.
Similarly, the Securitas Safe Trip mobile application, designed in collaboration with its subsidiary Seccredo, offers advice and trips that make travels safer. The application can be downloaded free from Apple App Store and Android market and is available across the globe, coming in five languages – English, French, Spanish, Swedish and German.
The company also pointed out the need to understand the important of travel security for self and family amidst increasing theft, burglaries and even kidnappings.
Gaetan Desclee, Country President of Securitas UAE, said: “Whether we are visiting a country for work or leisure, it is vital to have a fair knowledge about the local environment, risks and potential challenges, if any. As the leading international security solutions provider, Securitas understands the need for discretion and privacy for you and your family. Every residential security plan is tailored to suit the client’s lifestyle and needs by providing complete security without being invasive and interfering in your private life.”
He added: “Securitas provides residential security tailored to clients’ requirements, be it highly visual or discreet, and we can adapt our provision to your needs. Whether the property is occupied or vacant, the presence of a Residential Security Team is a vital deterrent in the protection of the client's personal and private interests. The advantage of working with Securitas is that we can be used to manage any other security requirements you or your family may have globally. The overall objective is to deliver best-in-class security services and the most comprehensive mobile technology solution for our customers.”
With 24 hour security protection it may be possible to realize substantial financial savings on insurance policies and, upon the identification of any kind of threat including fire, burglary and assault, the residential security team can inform the homeowner, ensure they are safe, and contact the emergency services as required.
Similarly, the Safe Trip mobile app provides the much-needed tips and advice to make travels safer. The app comprises a tool through which a user can analyze his or her journey by answering some questions and obtaining results and tips on how to make the trip safer. Also available is a check-list of vital information about the country being visited.
He added: “With our partners, we also offer the Country Analyses and Travel Security Reports to provide a security-oriented baseline image of the country, which helps corporates and organization in planning their visits or operations. Similarly, we also provide vital security information and cover to prominent individuals and families during their visits and travels.”
The need for travel safety applications and related security data cannot be over-emphasized as people are exposed to varying degrees of risks and threats depending on the destination and purpose of travel.
The Securitas travel security program is aimed at developing procedures and checklists, analyzing corporate exposure, training staff and establishing security awareness, providing intelligence and operational support in countries with elevated level of risks.
The company has also devised a mechanism on travel preparedness, highlighting the need to conduct background checks on the countries being visited, as also the mandatory health requirements and documentation vital for travel. Also, it is necessary to select a good airline and hotel to ensure safety and security.
The other tips include the need to keep track of luggage, briefcase, money, important documents such as passports, visas and credit cards during travel. It is also vital to travel in groups, if possible, to avoid any untoward incident as also being attentive at hotels and airport to counter any exposure to potential threats or attacks.
Securitas services a wide range of customers, offering innovative services in a variety of industries and customer segments. The size of the customers varies from the ‘shop on the corner’ to global multi-billion industries, and employs 300,000 people in 52 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.