We are accredited with the five parts of BS 8484:2016:
Full certification enables the highest level of police response
This guarantees a faster response in the event of an emergency.
Most other solutions are only BS 8484 compliant. Thus cannot guarantee the same level of Police response.
It is an efficient service, but there are several reasons as to why we believe Skyguard’s service is often better:
When answering an alarm, we immediately know who it is, where they are, and precisely what they want done in the event of an incident (because you have provided us with instructions to follow in an emergency). It’s like having your very own emergency service.
We can call Police control rooms directly, where we avoid having to explain the situation to the 999 operator first and waiting for the call to be transferred to the local police operator.
Dialling 999 and speaking to an emergency service operator requires more time and effort than simply activating an alarm button on your phone or personal safety device.
either as a result of panic, fear, pain or distress. The Skyguard service ensures the emergency services have all the details about an incident and can also be made aware of special circumstances including existing medical conditions.
Skyguard allows users to notify us in advance if they are entering a dangerous or threatening situation. This can be done in several different ways: - by leaving a voice memo (Amber Alert) message giving details of who you are meeting and where you are going… by raising an alarm and asking the controller to stay on the line until you are safe, or summon help should an incident arise.
With Skyguard, not only will our controller contact the emergency services, but they can also call colleagues and follow instructions according to the requirements you have given us. Details can be updated by the user in real-time 24/7, and changed as often as necessary.
Skyguard helps take some of the pressure off the service; our experience from working with our police customers over many years has allowed us to develop our controller training and procedures in order to minimise false alarms.(*as defined within the national incident category list (NICL) for 2008-09 and confirmed by Alan Johnson, Home Secretary in response to a question from Chris Grayling MP on 10th March 2010).