Recall the book, or maybe you saw the movie, “Around the World in 80 Days”? Author Jules Verne was cashing in on the fascination of Victorians with the hottest technologies of the day: Trains! Steam-powered ships! It was all so exciting at the time… And now it just seems quaint. International travel is now carried out almost exclusively on jets, and this has made the world much, much smaller. This means you can breakfast in New York, and have your pocket picked in Rio after dinner! Sir, can I perhaps interest you in travel security services? [Read more…] about Travel Security Services Give You a Quick Path to Recovery Should You Be a Victim of Crime While Abroad
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Nowadays, everyone has a smart phone. Some people prefer the Apple iPhone, while others are fond of the Samsung Android phones. The reality in today’s international corporate environment, is that nearly everyone has a smart phone! In fact, even many students and lower income individuals also have smart phones. The reality, in short, is that in the advanced countries such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, smart phones have become all but ubiquitous.
Therefore, as a coordinator of employee travel, and employee overseas deployments, you may realize that the smart phone provides a wonderful opportunity. In what way? Well, of course, the obvious opportunity is that you can call your employees from your home office, anywhere in the world. This, of course, assumes that they have their phones turned on and they have access to some type of cellular communications network. But again, even here, this is becoming ubiquitous.
Global International Security Monitoring: New Possibilities
Now, however, rather than bootstrapping your way to global international security monitoring, we have a unique offering that is worldwide smart phone monitoring. In conjunction with our FoneTrac travel security app, you are able to not only monitor your employees, and they can easily check in on a daily basis so that you know their whereabouts, but also the system has both check-in and panic buttons. In this way, the smart phone, can make international employee security monitoring so easy as to be almost brainless.
This is important, because, if a system requires a lot of pro active thought in participation on the part of the employee, the employee may simply forget to check in. In combination with the smart phone, our FoneTrac system, makes IMG GlobalSecur more powerful than ever. By using our service, your organization now has a powerful way to assist and monitor employees across the globe, and thereby improve the international travel security of senior executives and other employees who have been deployed in countries as diverse as Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Venezuela.
As most people know, the advent of cell phones drastically altered many aspects of modern living.
However, many do not appreciate that cell phones may have also reduced violent crime in the United States. Indeed, an analysis by several local law enforcement agencies indicates that cell phones may have reduced violent crime by as much as 4.7%. An academic paper published by the Institute of Law and Economics also studied this issue and found a correlation between the dramatic drop of crime in the 1990s and cell phone adoption.
The fact is that a cell phone acts as a personal security / travel security device and deters violent crime in several ways. Most obviously, cell phones allow the victim of a crime, at almost any location, to contact law enforcement while a crime is being committed or shortly thereafter. This capability results in a shortened response time for police and acts as a strong deterrent to potential criminals. In addition to rapid response times, cell phone cameras enable victims and bystanders to provide detailed information to authorities. Finally, cell phones can provide important pieces of evidence during criminal investigations. Call history, text messages, and GPS data act as a trail of clues that can be used to illuminate the details of a crime, ensuring the perpetrator is brought to justice quickly and efficiently.
Employee Travel Security Firm Provides Tips on Cell Phones, Crime, and Travel Security
Experts at IMG GlobalSecur, a top employee travel security firm, believe that cell phones are some of the most practical personal and travel security items available and highly encourage their use. Although smart phones offer additional security capabilities, almost any type of cell phone can significantly increase personal security. Luckily, more than 90% of Americans now own a cell phone.
Before going overseas, travelers should ensure they have phone coverage in their intended area of travel and understand how to contact authorities in the event of emergency. Additionally, travel security apps are now available that can increase the security capabilities of cell phones. For example, the FoneTrac travel security app for iOS and Android devices provides features such as geo-location, global monitoring and panic alerts.
Additionally, organizations and businesses can leverage the FoneTrac travel security app to track and maintain contact with traveling employees, ensuring that they are safe while abroad. Apps like these can substantially increase personal security, provide peace of mind, and help organizations meet their duty of care obligations.
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IMG GlobalSecur, a top employee travel security firm, has extensive experience in employee travel safety and personal security. To learn more about the services IMG GlobalSecur offers, please visit: https://www.globalsecur.com/travel-executivesecurity
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IMG GlobalSecur is a leading employee travel security firm with considerable expertise in travel safety and personal security. Corporate or business organizations concerned about their need for travel security expertise can reach out to IMG GlobalSecur for assistance. The company’s expert security consultants provide services such as employee overseas medical assistance, smart phone travel monitoring, employee travel monitoring, executive / employee travel security and more.
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