Securing Global Mobility – An introduction to Crisis24
We live in an interconnected world where travel is a crucial part of everyday life, and yet the threat of disruption from natural disaster or terrorism is very real.
All companies have a duty of care to their employees and need to ensure that steps are taken to protect them as they go about their work. This is especially true when said company has operations abroad and contains large numbers of both expatriates and travellers.
Our partners GardaWorld offer their clients the Crisis24 travel security line of services, from threat reporting to traveller tracking, proactive monitoring, and crisis response. The scalability of this portal and its ease of use differentiates this travel risk management tool from its competitors. The system can be easily adapted to suit the needs of any organisation from family offices to multinational corporations and helps to train, track and respond to their travellers. The portal provides an intuitive and easy to use system allowing managers to immediately view their overseas workforce and assess the threats to them quickly and effectively.
In addition, through the provision of wider services from both Blackstone Consultancy and GardaWorld, clients have access to a full turnkey solution to prevent, monitor, secure and assist their global travellers. Some of Crisis24’s clients include:
- Family offices
- Multinational corporations
The Crisis24 platform allows parents and members of a family office to track family members and alert them with direct messaging if and when required. The smart phone app can be used by the traveller to confirm their location and be used to call for emergency support as they move around the world. Through a combination of monitoring and threat response capability, Crisis24 can help protect young travellers without them feeling that their freedom is being curtailed. Equally it ensures that the office (and the family itself) know where their charges are and can react in moments if something goes wrong.
NGO’s and Charities
When managing risks to staff, the Crisis24 portal can provide online pre-deployment training, threat reporting and analysis from teams based in London, Paris, Washington DC, Dubai and in more than 10 other high-risk countries. Crisis24’s daily, weekly and monthly risk reports provide detailed ground level analysis which is uploaded to the Crisis24 portal. This gives clients the opportunity to assess the recent news and potential risks for any country on earth. These reports can then be used to determine travel routes and also to adjust travel plans in light of increased threat in a particular area.
The use of the Crisis24 portal cannot eliminate risk to the client, but it can mitigate some of the issues that a client may face as they go about their duties. The platform allows for quick and easy risk management and the rapid response function built into the app can be critical when NGO’s are faced with a crisis.
Both travel managers and travellers are able to add in their travel details in advance and any pre-deployment training can be conducted online where required. Travellers can also subscribe to only the country reports and alerts directly relevant to their trip, preventing travellers from being drowned in information.
In the event of an incident, terrorist or natural disaster the Crisis24 portal provides the corporate security team with an ability to locate and send a message to specific individuals in an affected area. If evacuation or emergency on the ground support is required, GardaWorld’s response services can also be requested via the app by the traveller or be engaged at a corporate level. Crisis24 responders will use the traveller tracking data from the portal to locate the traveller and assist as required.
The ability to glance at a map and see where all staff are located at any one time helps clients account for their personnel quickly and efficiently in the event of an incident.
The Crisis24 travel security services offer clients an immediate solution to help plan, monitor, secure and assist their global travellers and maintain full duty of care responsibilities.
Simon Giddins, Managing Director of Blackstone Consultancy says that his management team have been using Crisis24 to run operations across the globe. “We have teams in Japan, Spain and Morocco, Crisis24 allows us to quickly identify current and emerging risks, and monitor their movements. Crisis24 is an enabler and enhances our decision making process”.
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