Meet the new app that is disrupting the trillion-dollar global security guard industry
The security guard industry is being shaken to the core with a new app that’s driving massive change on all fronts.
Called Numze, this new on-demand app is proving to be a huge benefit for licensed security guards, businesses, organizations, and individuals alike across the United States, Canada, and beyond.
With the touch of a finger, this new and innovative app provides cutting-edge solutions for clients and freelance guards: now people have the ability to book security guards when they want, and at the same time guards are able to accept work in their own areas and set their own schedules. What’s even more interesting is that guards now have the opportunity to earn more per-hour and annually since the traditional infrastructure is largely eliminated.
The Canadian-headquartered start-up in Toronto and Hamilton has already received $1.2 million in backing from private investors, which demonstrates the need for the on-demand approach to guarding, and they highly anticipate even more investor support throughout 2021 and 2022. Numze now also has plans to open offices in New York City, Miami, and Houston.
The launch of the app is very timely too: private security is popular and is now a $350-billion industry in the United States, according to leading security-think-tanks, and has grown to be an estimated $700-billion market globally over the last decade.
The reason for the growth in the trillion-dollar industry stems directly from threats from foreign and domestic sources, and the strong need to curtail criminal activity and offer safety in a growing number of industries, like retail, healthcare, construction, events, and transportation, to name a handful.
“Private security guarding has operated on the ‘same-old-same-old’ business model for way too long and now is the time to hit the refresh button,” explains Paul Carson, the co-founder and CEO of Numze, who is armed with over 30 years of experience in the industry. “Our app is extremely popular simply because it takes some of the heavy lifting out of the guarding industry and offers a smart on-demand service for those who have security needs, and it provides new opportunities for freelance licensed security guards who can now set their own schedules and earn more.”
The app, which is trademarked and registered, has “change” written all over it for users – clients and guards.
All businesses, organizations, and individuals need to do is register on the app and select the security services they need and set the hours and requirements and special instructions for guards in their area. Freelance guards are also required to register, as well as create a profile and provide pertinent information, such as their licensed security guard number, social security number/social insurance number, credentials, and references – all of which will be vetted by Numze.
“The response with our new app has been overwhelmingly positive… I mean it’s unreal,” says Carson. “Security guards and clients want change big time and they are tired of everything being stale. People want massive adjustments when it comes to processes, scheduling, human logistics, and pay, and they want a fresh start with new technology – and Numze delivers on all this.”
So, what makes Numze so unique and how is it providing change for the industry?
Let’s start with the fact that the app will provide two-way-communication between a business, organization, and individual with freelance licensed security guards for hire. This has never been done before in the history of security guarding.
Then there is the rating feature for clients and guards. On the platform, both are able to provide ratings for enhanced reputational feedback. Numze also conducts a review process for clients and guards who score poorly and who received negative feedback. Guards too also have the option to get paid daily, weekly, and biweekly, based on a number of scenarios, like with reviews and ratings.
What’s really unique with this on-demand app is its distinct ability to change behaviour. Imagine, for example, when a guard fails to show up for a shift. That guard is immediately flagged in the system and cannot work another shift until he/she meets with Numze’s team of representatives to determine why the shift was missed. Also, the system creates an event database per-guard, so guards that fail to perform regularly will be quickly identified and administratively sanctioned up to and including removal from the app.
Numze has also taken al the necessary steps in securing further accountability for the industry. Every guard who registers on the app is required to take ongoing training through a specialized Learning Management System (LMS) so that that they provide the best service for clients.
As well, during each shift, freelance licensed security guards will be tracked through Numze’s location monitoring system to ensure they are on shift and working.
Carson adds, “Everyone keeps asking us, ‘how did you come up with the concept of Numze?’ That’s right – so many people wished they thought of it first, but we are thrilled to launch it and know that we will remain a huge disruption in the industry now and forever.”
The Numze app will soon be available for download on Google Play and the App Store.