Last night saw the return of BAFTA winning ITV crime drama Broadchurch, with Skyguard’s MySOS personal alarm being chosen to feature in the series providing support for a rape victim.
In yesterday’s opener viewers were introduced to Trish Winterman (played by Julie Hesmondhalgh) who suffered a brutal assault at the hands of an unknown attacker. As the story unfolds, the show deals with the aftermath of the attack and how this affects Trish’s character, whilst lining up a list of possible suspects.
A difficult subject matter for a primetime show, Police and rape counsellors have praised the program’s makers for tackling the issue. Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall has said that he wanted to tell this story as the number of sexual offences being reported is on the rise. Hopefully giving this new exposure will result in yet more victims coming forward.
Skyguard work with over half of the UK’s Police forces
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
Skyguard will once again be showcasing our range of lone worker protection products and services at the Health and Safety North Expo. The event, held at the Bolton Arena on 12th – 13th of October is designed to suit those responsible for health and safety at work within industrial, commercial or public sector businesses.
Skyguard will be located at stand E22 where we will be demonstrating our range of personal safety devices, such as the MySOS – Europe’s smallest dedicated lone worker alarm. In addition, our range of smartphone applications will also feature, including the recently launched Skyguard SmartButton for Windows.
The BS 8484 – certified emergency alert accessory for Windows Mobile allows users to raise an alarm with just a simple press. Using Bluetooth technology, the button instantly activates the smartphone application, raising an alarm to Skyguard’s dedicated Incident Management Centre.
Skyguard’s award-winning personal safety service has been chosen as Corporate Vision Magazine’s Best Personal Safety Service Provider 2016 and granted the Innovation Award for the MySOS Mandown personal safety device.
Corporate Vision’s 2016 Technology Innovator Awards are designed to recognise and reward the individuals, departments and organisations behind ground-breaking developments that change the way we do business for the better.
Skyguard provide a comprehensive 24 hour personal safety service for lone workers and vulnerable individuals via its state-of-the-art personal safety devices and mobile applications. Linking to a purpose-built Incident Management Centre, the service provides an essential lifeline for those who find themselves in difficulty should an emergency occur. A call for help can be made at the touch of a button – vital for those who work alone with no immediate backup to hand.