Guardhat Works with Global Technology, Consulting and Software Industrial Leaders to Commercialize Smart Safety Equipment
- Guardhat, a leader in worksite safety and injury prevention technology, adds DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Qualcomm Technologies to its growing list of global solution providers
- Solutions from global providers to open pathway for Guardhat to offer connected safety technology to industries operating in the oil and gas, chemical, mining, telco, utility, construction and heavy manufacturing space
- Announcement comes on the heels of Guardhat securing $20 million in 'Series A' funding and relocating HQ to Detroit, Michigan
DETROIT, Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit-based Guardhat, the world's leading Internet of Things (IoT) industrial safety technology company specialized in developing wearables, infrastructure and software platforms to provide a safer and more productive work environment, today unveiled a growing list of global solution providers and a re-designed www.guardhat.com. The solutions from these global companies allow Guardhat to bring its life saving technologies to commercialization. Providers include DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM).
"We set out with the mission to save lives," said Saikat Dey, Guardhat Co-Founder and CEO. "Our newest solution providers provide us the necessary access to global ecosystem solutions to continue that mission as we improve our technology and apply a robust and scalable enterprise solution to both the operational and discrete manufacturing industries."
These providers supply Guardhat with essential software, technology and networking solutions, allowing for the commercialization of its product and access to a diverse global industrial workforce.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS): collaboration with Guardhat will integrate IoT and wearable solutions into DSS' work with clients around the globe. The DSS Data Analytics team will provide industry and domain expertise-based insight by leveraging the capabilities of Kyra – Guardhat's data platform.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE): is Guardhat's official computer, storage, networking and global services partner. HPE will provide enhanced foundational infrastructure support for the Guardhat platform.
Qualcomm Technologies: provides system-on-chip solutions and platforms featuring powerful edge processing capabilities at low power, cellular connectivity, integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GNSS, hardware-based security, multimedia (audio and video) and sensor processing capabilities.
Guardhat modernizes traditional workplace safety equipment - like the hard hat - by adding an IoT component. The Guardhat system actively monitors a user's location, pulse, body temperature and environment; and provides real-time alerts to both the user and their supervisor in the event of a fall, exposure to toxic gases, lockout zones and proximity to moving equipment.
"We combine our advanced internet-related technology with dependable safety equipment to create a 3D space and holistic view of every user's work environment," said Anupam Sengupta, Co-Founder and CTO at Guardhat. "This allows us to actively predict and prevent workplace accidents, which ultimately provides a better way to protect people."
Guardhat estimates that there are 13 million industrial workers in the US, resulting in 4,000 deaths and three millions injuries, annually. By applying advanced safety technology, Guardhat is able to reduce workplace injuries by up to 20 percent, saving organizations $30 – $50 billion per year in worker safety related costs.
In September 2018, Guardhat secured $20 million in 'Series A' funding to scale its engineering team and accelerate sales and marketing functions. In August 2018, Guardhat moved its entire executive management and software development team to Detroit where they joined hundreds of businesses operating in the city's growing fintech, mobility, marketing and tech-development ecosystem.
Detroit-based Guardhat is a leading industrial IoT technology company specialized in developing wearables, infrastructure and software platforms to provide a safer and more productive work environment for frontline industrial workers in heavy manufacturing industries. Founded in October 2014 by industry veterans and former steel & mining CEO Saikat Dey, Guardhat's mission is to modernize safety and enhance last mile connectivity in the industrial workplace. By combining a cutting-edge, wearable technology with advanced proprietary software, Guardhat is able to proactively monitor a user's location, health and work environment. The software platform collects and analyzes on-the-job data which is used to enhance industrial worker safety and productivity programs. Based out of its headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, Guardhat operates globally with offices in Boulder, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Bangalore, India; and Paris, France. Guardhat holds 8 patents across areas of Connected Worker, Real Time Location Systems and Wearable Solutions. For more information, visit: www.guardhat.com.