How to Choose the Right Security Guard Software

Security management software using SaaS model vs self-hosted model

While a majority of physical security companies still use pen-and-paper methods, there is always a desire to have a technologically advanced physical security system. The only thing holding them back is the high investment in servers, desks, equipment, cabling, space, labour, software installations and updates. Fortunately, advances in cloud technology have made physical security solutions more affordable for businesses of all sizes.

As the head of your security company, if you’re looking to leverage automation to better manage your security business, you should opt for a security guard management software that uses Software as a Service (SaaS) model as opposed to a self-hosted one. A SaaS solution has the following benefits over an on-premise one:

Best practices when choosing a SaaS solution

  • Easy to use for daily security tasks and designed keeping the tech literacy of actual users in mind
  • Scales along with your business without any hassle
  • Keeps up with steady development, as new updates stream in
  • Multiple, secure, disaster-tolerant data centers

Why Security Risk Manager (SRM) is the preferred tool for security companies

To keep your people safe and your business protected, Security Risk Manager (SRM) is a great tool that is based on the SaaS model. It is extremely easy to use, which ensures security teams use it correctly. 

By automating physical security with SRM you can:

  • Oversee multiple sites
  • Protect your business with real-time activity tracking
  • Simplify visitor management 
  • Assign assets and resources
  • Get access to secured log data
  • Have reliable, real-time communications capability with your guards
  • Instantly contact guards about an incident
  • Follow up with guards on a missed patrol during their shift, and not after they miss the shift
  • Indicated specific tasks you would like your guards to complete at each checkpoint

A 360-degree view on intelligent security – now on mobile and web

Now that you’ve seen what Security Risk Manager (SRM) can do, why not try it for yourself?

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Leslie Tan

Chief Operating Officer

Leslie Tan has held numerous senior positions within product, sales, business development, marketing, and operational teams, spanning a range of industries and in various locations across Asia Pacific.

He has an in-depth understanding of all the strategic and operations functions of a business, including how to develop a group of individuals into a highly productive, unified team.

Before joining Software Risk, Leslie worked for leading global technology and consumer brands and also owned and operated several other businesses.

As COO of Software Risk, Leslie has a broad set of responsibilities—from partnering with the CEO and management team to develop and execute strategic business initiatives, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business, ensuring compliance with corporate governance, policies and processes, as well as taking a hands-on role in driving all aspects of products/services go-to-market and their performance.

A born and bred Singaporean, with a global mindset, Leslie is a firm believer of the importance of establishing a first-hand understanding of a client’s business to understand their key concerns and objectives and then provide them with a solution to those needs.

Dr Dennis

Chief Technology Officer

With both an undergraduate degree and doctorate in computer science, followed by 10 years of experience as a software engineer and solutions architect, Dennis brings a unique combination of research, teaching, and software engineering expertise to the Software Risk team.

He has worked on both large and small-scale projects and products, as well as consulting to the Australian Department of Defence on intelligence analysis.

Dennis’ passion for technology and solving problems, combined with his qualifications and professional experience, enable him to quickly identify how technology can solve a problem, rather than always relying on people.

He works with his team to develop smart tools that do not rely on language or technical know-how, ensuring accessibility and ease of use.

Dennis and his team of Software Risk software engineers are skilled at assessing client requirements, researching suitable technologies, designing solutions, and developing products.

With a focus on quality, security, and privacy, Dennis’ technology team ensures rigorous testing and evaluation of the features and design before delivering them to market. This commitment provides clients with the certainty that they are investing in a robust and fit-for-purpose product.

Ian Stewart

(Member of ASIS International)

Software Risk’s Founder, Ian Stewart has a wealth of experience in international executive, strategic, and operational roles across commercial and government sectors. In particular, Ian has spent:

  • Close to ten years working in risk management—including six years at a risk management and security company, providing boutique risk solutions in one of the most demanding operating environments in the world;
  • 20 years in the Australian Army; and
  • 2 years in the Australian Police Force.

Consequently, he brings significant industry experience and unique expertise to his role as Software Risk’s Founder. Ian has an innate understanding of his clients’ commercial business drivers as well as the logistics and specific demands involved in providing security operations.

It is this experience and understanding that drives his vision of using technology to keep people safe for Security Risk Manager (SRM); providing security companies and in-house security teams with an innovative, effective, and cost-efficient solution to the management of their operational needs.