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Skyguard wins Secured by Design for GEMshield

Secured by Design

On 23 September 2010, Skyguard received the coveted ACPO Secured by Design (SBD) Award for its GEMshield personal safety alarm. Skyguard has met the stringent security standards required by SBD, an initiative from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) that aims to reduce crime through effective design.

Skyguard’s GEMshield product and the service it connects to via our Incident Management Centre in Surrey, underwent rigorous evalution prior to being accepted by SBD. Skyguard is now able to utilise the coveted SBD logo that guarantees national police approval of the product. The SBD logo provides security specifiers, managers and customers with reassurance that the accredited product meets the highest security standards. The logo is widely recognised within the industry and is increasingly being listed as a mandatory requirement in various tenders.

“Gaining Secured by Design approval for the GEMshield is a significant achievement”, said David Ince, Chief Executive of Skyguard. “It demonstrates our commitment to safety and provides our valued customers with reassurance that our product matches quoted performance claims. Securing SBD accreditation for our device combined with our BS 8484, BS 5979 (Category 2) and ISO 9001 certified Incident Management Centre, underlines Skyguard’s status as the UK’s premier personal safety service.”

Click here to view Skyguard’s listing on the Secured by Design website.