“Aviation Security is more important than ever, Airlines will never compromise on security and the measures taken must be logical, effective, and efficient.”
- Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of IATA
The aviation industry, a major contributor towards economic development has not only increased the trade and travel activities, but has also employed tens of thousands of staff. And hence, Safety and Security is so important in this industry in order to safeguard the passengers, crew, ground personnel, and the general public from unlawful interference that are harmful. One such incident was the 9/11 attack which clearly underlined the lack of security services in the aviation sector. This inspired the New Yorker and a first responder William McGuire, to use his skills in aviation security and manage this need. He founded Global Security Associates in 2002 (which was later named to Global Elite Group in 2009) and filled the role immediately. The company launched several products, particularly the SECURSWIPE MOBILE AIRPORT CREDENTIAL VERIFICATION AND LOG, to increase the productivity of security reporting in the aviation sector, benefitting both passengers and the airlines.
The aviation industry, specifically the airlines, needs better security resources than any other sector and this keeps pushing the Global Elite Group forward. They offer their clients the best-in-class and latest technology solutions, and their unquestionable commitment has already won countless awards for security protocols and training. The Emirates Group honored the company with two awards, namely: Senior Professional of the Year, and AVSEC (Aviation Security) team of the Year in 2017. The company was also presented with a Guard Service Recognition for its collaboration with Fortune 100 companies.
“Our executives and employees are the best in the industry, their professionalism and knowledge is our calling card. They love what they do and our compliance record reflects that.”
The Global Elite Group takes great pride in their innovative, dedicated, and forward-thinking employees. “Every company experiences growing pains. Our people are amazing – Our Company is about the people who represent Global Elite Group at every location and with every satisfied client,” says McGuire. His executive staff, he says, is 200 years of aviation expertise combined, and this undeniably is a superlative attribute that sets them apart from the rest.
The well-established security firm employs at least 1800 security professionals at their 14 different institutions spread across the globe with headquarters at New York. McGuire’s great desire to keep people safe, with the help of leading-edge technology products mimicking a first responder, is what inspires the Global Group to excel in their field of business. Also, their continued tracking of the latest threats and harms affecting the aviation industry, around the world, keeps them ahead of the danger. Their latest solution is an in-house propriety security mobile app that can be used for training, reporting and monitoring purposes. To continue to provide the best security team for keeping people and assets safe and secure is their mission.
Advanced Technology for the Advancing World
SecurSwipe, a proprietary and sophisticated real-time tracking system to control and record access to facilities or aircraft without fixed access control systems. These mobile hand-held units record date, time, and names of individuals entering the premises under its influence. A variant, the Airport Authority Identification Badge is swiped through a hand-held scanner and the personal data is stored in the system showing entry and exit. The system can also be set to deny access to certain individuals, and this serves as a useful fallback if the terminal access control system is inoperable.
G-BOX – CPM Unit, I-Box Security Systems developed to support the airlines with advanced technology solutions. The system designed to capture and forward APIS information can also conduct Watch List checks – such as No-Fly, Selectee, Prevent departure, etc. It can even identify Visa requirements and discern fraudulent activities.
For the People – Emergency Response Support
Global Emergency Management, sister-company of Global Security Associates, provides support to the tenants or victims in the event of any unfortunate incidents or accidents at the terminal or in an aircraft. All employees at Global Security Associates are trained to ensure that they have a comprehensive and thorough understanding of the entire process involved in relief procedures or programs. Rather than a generic approach, the training would focus on the actual emergency plans for each specific airport. The training mainly focuses on a number of matters including the emergency response plans and the logistical/tactical roles and responsibilities of responders; dealing with traumatized survivors and their families, and more.
The Security Genius, Leader of the Global Elite Group
William McGuire, the President, and CEO of Global Elite Group, a company he found in 2002 under the name Global Security Associates, led the company’s expansion with his decades-old expertise in emergency management, executive protection, and special operations to serve client goals. Prior to Global Elite, he served as the Vice President of Virgin Security Services North America for 8 years. He has served on many industry boards providing leadership and guidance, authored industry articles on security best practices, and is the recipient of numerous industry awards. Under his leadership, the company has bagged many awards, the ASIS International’s U.S. OSPAs “Outstanding Contract Security Company” award for 2016 & 2017; Homeland Security Award for best Aviation Security and Management Solutions for Airports and Aviation interests, to name a few. McGuire, who served on many industry boards providing leadership and guidance apart from Global, has also authored industry articles on security best practices.
“Our first customers are with us even today. Our services are always welcomed and our guidance and support always sought. It is a balancing act to maintain the level of training and expertise in aviation security.”
“We believe in utilizing the leading edge technology appropriately, to support and strengthen the security posture of an organization in furtherance of its objectives.”