A leading Internet of Things (IoT) solutions
company has appointed a new head of global risk as part of its expanding
And the recruitment bolsters the firm’s fledgling
reputation in asset recovery, which has amounted to a staggering value of over
£5m across the past four years.
Seeking to enhance business protection following a rapid increase in high-value asset attacks across the UK, Smarter Technologies has enlisted Mark Roche into its ranks. A highly trained specialist with over 20 years of experience in covert operations, Roche is considered one of an elite group trained to manage high-value asset recovery operations.
“In the cat-and-mouse game of fighting criminal activity, it’s our goal to always be one step ahead of the criminals,” comments Roche on his appointment.
“We are building and strengthening an expert team
to tackle asset recoveries across a global network.”
Smarter Technologies already works with recognised institutions such as the Ministry of Defence and Royal Airforce, delivering real-time asset tracking through its secure Orion Data Network.
And now with Roche among the ranks, the business
is set to excel in helping SME’s, blue chip companies and police forces across
“The issue is that police forces sometimes don’t have the resources to deal with asset theft” adds Roche.
“When it comes to their resource allocation and
prioritisation between the theft of an asset and a case that involves potential
preservation of life, the latter will always come first.”
“My process involves liaising with police force
wherever that asset was stolen from, working with the troops on the ground and
locating the tracker to a precise location.”
One police force that is already familiar with the
benefits Roche can bring in his field is Essex and Kent Police.
“I have worked with Mark Roche for a number of years, and he has had significant impact in reducing crime and improving recovery rates,” says Jason Hendy, head of serious and organised crime, Essex and Kent Police.
“Mark has helped catch more criminals with his
equipment than any other company we know. He is also known now as an expert
tracker across many police forces and trains officers on tracking.
“We look forward to continuing our association to ensure we maintain our position at the forefront of detection and the successful prosecution of criminal behaviour.”