Lone worker solution a winner
Wednesday 17 Apr 2019
The company was one of five New Zealand businesses selected by 500 women (SheEO Activators) who contributed $1100 each to support early stage female entrepreneurs. This is the second year SheEO New Zealand, led by businesswoman Theresa Gattung, has backed ventures via their unique ‘Act of Radical Generosity’ crowd funding model.
The win continues a successful run for Guardian’s Angel Security’s founder and CEO Petra Hakansson (pictured) who in February was selected through a competitive application process for the Sprint Global programme run by ecentre, the business incubator hosted at Massey University, to help startup founders accelerate their garage-to-global journey.
Hakansson set up Guardian Angel Security in 2014, to deliver solutions that deliver safety and protection for lone and remote workers, after seeing a gap in the market for technology solutions that provided 100% connectivity with immediate response and support for this growing group of workers.
“We take our guardian role very seriously and bridge the gap between people and technology to keep them safe,” says Hakansson. “We were first to market with complete technology, training and monitoring solutions for lone and remote workers in New Zealand, and the success with ecentre and now SheEO provides important validation for our business.”
The fast growing lone worker market is estimated at around 500,000 in New Zealand and 1.9 million in Australia. Recent Health and Safety law changes have put the onus on companies to protect high risk workers with panic button pendants – if staff spend time out of cell cover an alternate means to communicate must be provided.
Guardian Angel Security solutions integrate the best personal GPS panic button solutions from around the world with signals that link directly to their response software in NZ to ensure fast reliable delivery of the SOS, with 24/7 monitoring. Solutions circumvent the 111 process to speed up an emergency response, and to ensure connectivity even when cell coverage is unavailable.
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