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"Our partnership with Solidsoft Reply is helping us to realise value from the cloud. Solidsoft Reply listened to our requirements and recommended a cloud-based approach. The Azure-based solution they have developed meets our needs perfectly and provides us with a scalable agile platform to interact effectively with our customers".
Providing security for a major sporting event isn't easy. It means striking a fine balance between safety and enjoyment, for spectators, players and employees. It requires complete but unobtrusive efficiency.
G4S Secure Solutions, the UK's leading security company, already has an impressive track record at such events. Faced with their biggest challenge yet, and with extremely challenging timescales they asked Solidsoft Reply to develop a mobile time and attendance solution.
Our solution features hand-held devices with an elegant and intuitive interface we created. The devices are used to scan a QR tag printed on each guard's badge. The scanned codes are used to validate in real time roster and ID information stored in the Windows Azure cloud, ensuring that service levels are maintained, assuring that the right guard is in the right place at the right time.
With several hundred scanners in operation, checking through guards at the rate of one every five seconds, the cloud-based application provides the required resilience and scalability. Meanwhile, background software synchronises rostering and attendance info with the G4S central system.
The system we developed helped secure 119 locations, 15 accreditation sites, eight uniform distribution centres and multiple training venues. The solution provides G4S with a flexible, expandable system which can be reused for a head start in managing any future event.