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27.02.2020, 14:03

Simplifying Security Delivery

Front-of-House/Security, Technology, United Kingdom

Oxfordshire security and protection company Namib Property Patrols is streamlining operational processes after deploying employee scheduling and mobile workforce management software at 40 commercial and industrial sites.


The SmartTask platform, which was selected following a review of the market, has allowed the security provider to embark on a phased roll-out with plans to add additional functionality, including a "SmartForms" feature for electronic incident and logbook reporting.


Key applications for the software include proof of attendance and guard monitoring across the company's mobile patrol and alarm response operations, which has helped reduce in administration by more than 15-hours a month, while enhancing service delivery to customers.


For scheduled patrols, active tags are used at critical and vulnerable points around the customer’s premises, which are scanned by an asset protection officer using a SmartTask-enabled smartphone. These tags can also contain unique messages to communicate specific tasks and patrol requirements.


Joel Shikongo, Namib's operations director, says: "SmartTask is enabling us to deliver high-quality, credible and transparent security services in the most efficient manner possible."


"We strive for quality through technology, so we needed a software solution that would enable us to serve our customers better; operate on tight margins in order to give value for money; and continue to innovate.


"SmartTask is an ideal fit for our brand and values, underpinning our commitment to operational excellence and client satisfaction. The software is not only helping us to streamline our processes and operate more effectively in an ever-evolving world, but also retain and win business by always putting the customer first. SmartTask’s team is always on hand to provide first-rate support and is constantly looking at new ways to improve our service delivery, so they are a highly-valued technology partner."


Paul Ridden, SmartTask CEO, adds:

"We have created an employee scheduling and mobile workforce management solution that is highly configurable and feature rich, so is a perfect fit for SME, mid-sized and top 30 security companies alike. Our software is already delivering proven results for a wide range of businesses by helping them to better plan, manage, deliver and report on their security services."


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