The idea of Mobilewatch was first born over 10 years ago when smartphones became a significant security threat in corporate boardrooms. Our first advice was to remove the phones from restricted areas. However, since very few organisations were able to enforce this kind of policy, we had to come up with an alternative IT based solution that would enable the identification and location of all phones in a room and differentiate between authorised and unauthorised devices.
We first developed such technology in 2005, revolutionary at the time, which detected all mobile signals in a normal-sized boardroom. This worked well initially. However, the system was unable to provide the precise location of the devices found. Additionally, the operational side of this technology was very laborious as it required analysing high-volume of RF energy differentials.
Enter 3G, which from a detection technology point of view was a game changer. A major leap in detection technology was required, and about 10 years ago, the idea of using trilateration in detecting mobile phone signals was introduced. What followed was a combination of R&D, years of operational testing and development and the introduction of high-end IT and software skills from Estonia. The present-day Mobilewatch solution was born.
5 years of Mobile Security and Compliance
Mobilewatch is 5 years old and what a journey it has been. Introducing a new product to solve a longstanding compliance problem whilst navigating through Brexit, Covid and corporate red-tape.
It is our mission to help show the world the risks associated with smart devices and develop technology that aids organisations to take back control.
Raili Maripuu is the chief executive of Mobilewatch and responsible for the strategic management and growth of the company. Raili co-founded Mobilewatch with a vision to advance the current indoor positioning technology capabilities, bringing this into various market verticals with a passionate and skilled international team.
She has over 20 years of experience in management, legal governance, IP enforcement, corporate security and technology sectors at both national firms and international organisations. Raili is passionate about her family, yoga, environment and local communities and likes to give back by volunteering and teaching yoga on a regular basis.
Crispin Sturrock is the chief business development officer of Mobilewatch and responsible for the management of the sales and marketing activities of the company. Crispin co-founded Mobilewatch with a vision to create an effective end-point security solution to address a clear and growing privacy threat from mobile devices.
Crispin has 35 years of experience in global corporate security at executive level. In 1995 he created Whiterock, a company which was at the forefront of understanding and exposing the risk of corporate espionage and combatting unauthorised surveillance.
Crispin loves art and photography and is passionate about film editing and technology. He is grateful for having been able to support so many incredible people and to work alongside some brilliant minds. He has travelled the world in pursuit of his personal and professional objectives.
Marko Tuisk is the chief technical officer of Mobilewatch and responsible for the management and control of diverse business operations of the company. Marko co-founded Mobilewatch with a vision to keep pushing at the boundaries of the ever-changing technical challenges presented by indoor positioning and mobile devices.
He has over 15 years of financial management and senior analytics experience in variety of industry sectors. Marko is passionate about computer science and wireless technology and solving their complex challenges. Marko loves historical architecture, especially from Victorian and Georgian eras as well as spending time in the natural environment, hiking and camping with his family.
Chris Merchant is a non-executive director at Mobilewatch and responsible for contributing into the strategic direction and growth of the company. Chris co-founded Mobilewatch with a vision of developing practical operational solutions from innovative technological advances.
Chris has over 35 years of experience in public and corporate security services at national and international level. In the past 18 years, Chris has held senior security and brand protection executive positions at IFPI, Interpol, Merck, HP and Johnson & Johnson. He has travelled widely and lived in Africa and Asia as well as Europe. In his leisure time Chris enjoys sailing and the sea.
Join our Team
Mobilewatch is a small, yet uniquely global and flexible company. We are here to change the indoor positioning market delivering solutions across various verticals. Set to be a fast-growing company, we are always on the look out for talented, smart, like-minded and dynamic professionals to join us in our innovative and creative journey to achieve the vision of Mobilewatch.