Mérignac, France, October 11, 2021 – G4S, acquired by Allied Universal – a leading security and facility services company, and Azur Drones, a world leader in autonomous drones, conclude a strategic partnership in the domain of robotics technology. Through this partnership, Azur Drones’ Skeyetech will now be offered in 24 countries to G4S’s existing clients and prospects. This joint offer perfectly combines the expertise of G4S with the maturity of Azur Drones’ drone-in-a-box solution.
This entry of Skeyetech into G4S’s solution portfolio matches with the integrated security strategy of G4S and will enable Azur Drones to answer the increasing demand on its solution now already deployed in France, the EU, and the Middle East.
Via this agreement, G4S will market, install and maintain Skeyetech through its teams spread over 24 countries. Skeyetech autonomous drone-in-a-box is designed to be a plug-and-play solution, operated directly by a security guard. It fulfils daily operations (specific checks, perimeter patrols, support to industrial operations, i.e. inspection) 24/7, 365 days a year, day and night, quickly and safely. As such, it requires no prior skills, nor any drone pilot certifications, allowing customers to strengthen their security while keeping operational costs low.
Skeyetech will perfectly complete the actual range of security solutions provided by G4S to its customers. “We have been deploying piloted drones to our customers for a few years now and the benefits are numerous, including responsiveness, improved security and safety, day and night vision and cost optimisation. In line with our innovation strategy, we are now really excited to propose a 100% fully autonomous system, without pilot, operated directly by a security agent from the monitoring centre. This integrated solution makes it possible to offer a very interesting package of human expertise together with robotics to our customers in EMEA in order to protect their people, assets and property.” said Erik Deleersnyder, Regional Director Technology Solutions Development G4S Europe & Middle East.
“We are proud to start this partnership with the world leader of security G4S. Skeyetech has been designed to be a new asset collecting data continuously on critical sites, thanks to a simple integration and operation by G4S agents. By partnering with G4S, we are providing to demanding customers a perfect human-machine combination for successful missions of inspection, safety and surveillance.” concludes Jean-Marc Crépin, CEO of Azur Drones.
In 2021, G4S, a London-based global security company, was acquired by Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company that provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver tailored, integrated security solutions. This acquisition expands Allied Universal’s footprint and infrastructure on a global and local level. Through the company’s vast network of more than 800,000 employees, we leverage global best practices in communities all over the world. With revenues of $18 billion, we are supported by efficient processes and systems that can only come with scale to help deliver our promise locally: keeping people safe so our communities can thrive. In Europe, we have an extensive network of offices and more than 48,000 employees to support our local communities and customers. We believe there is no greater purpose than serving and safeguarding customers, communities, and people in today’s world. Allied Universal is There for you®. For more information, please visit www.g4s.com or www.aus.com
About Azur Drones
Azur Drones is one of the world leaders in drone-in-a-box solutions for surveillance and inspection.
The company’s SKEYETECH system was developed to provide customers with a patented autonomous drone solution designed for sensitive sites security and operations support. SKEYETECH is operational 24/7 to carry out specific checks, perimeter patrols, inspection missions or assist in crisis situations. Skeyetech is today the most deployed autonomous drone system in the world with over 150 users and 15,000 operational flights.
Based in Bordeaux, Paris, Köln and Dubai, Azur Drones collaborates with well-established contractors in France, Europe and in the Middle East. For more information, visit www.azurdrones.com