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3 February 2017
 February 3, 2017
BS 8484 Lone Worker

Skyguard one of the First Organisations to be Certified to new BS 8484:2016 Lone Worker Standard

Skyguard – part of the largest lone worker protection provider in the World is one of the first companies to be successfully audited against the latest version of BS 8484:2016 – the standard for the provision of lone worker device services.

Following the rigorous audit, the award certifies that Skyguard is working to the very highest standards of both product and service provision. Skyguard was already accredited to the previous version of the standard – BS 8484:2011 having passed annual audits conducted by UKAS accredited body, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI). Subsequently, Skyguard had already been awarded NSI Guarding Gold and ARC Gold standards – the highest available.

BS8484:2016 sets the standard to which UK lone worker device service suppliers should achieve and can be measured against. It is important as a benchmark for employers sourcing a credible provider, as it enables the highest level of police response to an alarm

13 January 2017
 January 13, 2017
Protect Lone Workers with Smartphone Safety Apps

Updated Lone Worker Mobile Apps Launched Alongside SmartButton for Android

Skyguard are pleased to announce the latest version of our BS 8484:2016 Certified lone worker protection app and the launch of SmartButton for Android users.

The Skyguard app is an innovative software application that turns a smartphone into a fully functional personal safety device, with access to our dedicated 24/7 Incident Management Centre (IMC). The new and improved version of the app provides users with a multitude of ways to seek assistance, activating an alarm via the app itself or using the SmartButton device.

The SmartButton is a small wearable device now available for both Windows Phone and Android users. It works by overriding the phone’s keypad lock so an alarm can be raised discreetly at the touch of a button in an emergency.

Fast and effective transmission of alarms is provided by the latest Bluetooth and GPRS technology. The location of the device can also be logged so it is available to our Controllers, giving them information on your whereabouts if need be.

At only 1.3 inches in diameter the button is lightweight and can

20 December 2016
 December 20, 2016
Wishing our customers a Happy & Safe Christmas and New Year

Merry Christmas and a Special Thank You from Skyguard

Christmas is once again upon us and on behalf of all of the team at Skyguard we would like to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your support throughout 2016.

The past year has been our most successful yet, with our parent company Send For Help Group achieving record growth for the 4th year running. In December, we were also delighted to be listed at 47th in The Sunday Times prestigious Fast Track 100 league table of the fastest growing companies in Britain.

To date Send For Help protect more than 100,000 lone workers including over 100 NHS Trusts, 150 Local Authorities and 200 Housing Associations. Our mission continues as ever to remain at the forefront of personal safety technology and deliver the highest level of customer service, to help us maintain our position as market leaders.

2016 has

5 December 2016
 December 5, 2016
Sunday Times Fast Track

Skyguard Parent Company Ranks 47th in Sunday Times Fast Track 100

Send For Help, the largest lone worker protection provider in world and parent company of Skyguard, has today been announced as one of Britain’s fastest growing companies.

The Fast Track 100 list, which is published annually in The Sunday Times, ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years. The company ranks at no. 47 in the 2016 league table.

Brothers James and Will Murray founded the award-winning Send For Help in 2010, when they spotted a gap in the market to provide lone worker protection using pioneering technology.

Operating through its two subsidiary brands Skyguard and Guardian24, the company uses key fob sized GPS personal safety alarms and apps to provide 24/7 personal protection to more than 100,000 lone workers and people who are at risk.

It primarily operates in the UK and Ireland, serving more than 100 NHS Trusts, 150

7 October 2016
 October 7, 2016
Wood Green

Leading Charity Wood Green Turn to Skyguard

Leading Animal Charity, Wood Green Turn to Skyguard for 24 Hour Lone Worker Protection

Wood Green, the Animals Charity has turned to Skyguard – Europe’s premier personal safety service, by equipping their lone workers with Skyguard’s award-winning MySOS personal alarms.

The charity, which has grown over the last 90 years to become one of the UK’s leading animal welfare organisations, have a range of lone working activities that present an inherent level of risk. This includes employees entering domestic properties on home check-ups to maintenance staff working alone in remote areas.

With any form of lone working, a robust policy should be in place to ensure staff are adequately protected when performing their duties. Wood Green decided that adopting Skyguard’s MySOS lone worker alarms provided a vital additional layer of security.

Speaking about the implementation of Skyguard, Tom O’Connell, Protection and Welfare Services Manager for Wood Green commented, “With the reputation of being

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