The wide acceptance and the establishment in the market of QR-Patrol, with a presence in more than 40 countries, paved the way for planning the development of its successor coming under the name of QR-Patrol PRO. Lessons learned and the know-how gained from the overall implementation so far, as well as the continuous developments in technology and trends, helped shape up the expectations of what shall be incorporated on the new product.
The application was considered groundbreaking by the EU and with high potential. As a result, the development and implementation of the new product has received a grant under Horizon 2020, that will ensure that all the necessary sources are available in in order to not only keep innovating, but to make sure that it can be commercialized successfully.
QR-Patrol Pro is going to be the first application worldwide that will have in its arsenal Internet-of-Things technologies, thus giving to the final product a major core competence. When implemented, the new functionalities will automate many of the routine procedures followed by security guards, provide accurate location data (even in places without GPS coverage) and check of worker’s physical condition with functionalities like Man-Down.
As the adoption of wearable devices is growing at a rapid pace, implementation team has established a roadmap on how to take advantage of the many potentials that these devices have to offer in order to ensure guards safety and health condition. Technologies developed are expected to have a great impact on the lone worker’s industry.
As a result, we expect a great productivity enhancement on the companies acquiring the service. Time saved by automating the various processes needed, in order for a security company to conduct its business, can be invested in other projects that will help operate in a more efficient manner. Furthermore, to better assist guards co-operate with each other during patrols as well as with the managers in control, among others the new product will offer a PTT (Push-To-Talk) function to provide secure group communication over IP.
QR-Patrol Pro is aiming on becoming the dominant choice in the field of Guard Tour Management Systems. The new features implemented as well as the technologies built will make the overall offering stand out of its direct competition. The final product will be consisted by the mobile application (for Android, iOS and Blackberry smartphones) and the cloud application that will adopt the business logic of an Operation Centre.