We Are Blue Mobile Systems We Make GuardTools
Our story goes back to the 1990’s when our CEO Peter Andreasson was working as a security guard. He gradually realized that his work was clouded by confusing and inefficient solutions. He thought: “What if we can use mobile digital technologies to do a better job?”
Peter decided to go to university and study software development (MSc) and do the groundwork for GuardTools. He wrote his master thesis in collaboration with the Head of Security at Falck (now G4S).
In 2002, Andreasson was asked to join the research group Public Safety at the Swedish ITC Viktoria (now RISE). He performed extensive ethnographic studies on manned guarding and focused on how mobile technologies could support the daily work.
Almost three years of research in the field taught Peter plenty about how people work, what they need, and what the problems were. He identified three problematic areas in the industry:
The Formative Years
Blue Mobile Systems was founded in 2004 to develop GuardTools and address these problems. Cubsec and SBT (now Avarn) were our first clients and for the next decade we had a small team of dedicated developers building the foundations of GuardTools.
The Industry Catches Up
Around 2016, more security companies started to realize the benefits of digital transformation. We gained more international clients and expanded by hiring more employees, focusing more on design, and making big plans for the future. It was time for the next level.
A Better Security Industry for Everyone
We still follow our CEO’s vision from the 1990’s but we have expanded the scope. What started as a system for manned guarding has gradually grown into a full-fledged security system also for corporate security and alarm receiving centres.
We want to contribute to making the security industry better. Not just for guards or managers, but for everyone working in the industry, as well as their clients and the general public. We envision a better security industry for everyone.
Blue Mobile Systems is in a strong growth phase. Increasing our staff and branching out to more countries, there are many exciting plans for the future.
We are expanding GuardTools by exploring future technologies and adding more tools and features, often in collaboration with our clients. This increases the power and flexibility of GuardTools, while still keeping it simple to use for everyday purposes. User Empowerment is an important principle in all our work.
Do you want to learn more? Are you interested in working with us? Get in touch.
Awards & Honours
Security Company of the Year
Most Exciting Growth Company for Venture Capital
Sweden’s Fastest Rising Star in Technology
VINN NU Award