Skyguard are fully certified to BS 8484:2016 – Code of practice for the provision of lone worker device (LWD) services
Our IMC became the first in the UK to be certified to the new Lone Worker Monitoring Service standard: BS 8484, which included the highest standard for Alarm Receiving Centres: BS 5979 (Category 2)
We are accredited with the five parts of BS 8484:2016:
- The company, its stability, insurance, premises, staff and financial backing
- The products and smartphone apps and their fitness for purpose
- The staff, Controller, client training and support
- The Alarm Receiving Centre and its capability to monitor lone working alarms
- The response services
Full certification enables the highest level of police response
We have Unique Reference Numbers (URNs) for all UK Police forces (where available) and local numbers for Irish constabularies, giving us direct access to Police control rooms and bypassing the 999 service.*
This guarantees a faster response in the event of an emergency as highlighted by the National Police Chiefs Council.
Most other solutions are only BS 8484 compliant. Thus cannot guarantee the same level of Police response.
*Verified alarms are communicated to response services in accordance with the National Police Chief Council’s Security Systems Policy.
Isn’t it Better to Dial 999?
It is an efficient service, but there are several reasons as to why we believe Skyguard’s service is often better: