Skyguard are delighted to announce that we have moved premises. Our new address is 20-24 East Street, Epsom which will provide a modern fantastic working environment that is much closer to Epsom town centre.
We have invested millions of pounds refitting the 1st and 2nd floor offices to a very high standard, while also building a brand new state-of-the-art Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). This relocation is a statement of intent from the business and an important step to move the company forward.
Moving into the new offices is another exciting chapter in our development as the world’s market leading provider of lone worker solutions. Below are a few visuals of our new home.
Just like us, you have been planning for how Brexit (the UK’s exit from the European Union) could impact your company and of course your current supplier relationships.
Internally, we have taken all the steps necessary to ensure continuity of service and uninterrupted lone worker protection, regardless of how Brexit is finalised.
For more information, please refer to our Brexit Statement
Skyguard’s parent company, Send For Help Ltd has been named in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100, becoming one of a select few companies to be listed for a third consecutive year.
Published yesterday, The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 ranks Britain’s most successful private companies with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years.
Having entered the table in 2016, Send For Help has showed consistent growth appearing again in 2017 and 2018. The company joins an elite group of businesses to have been included 3 times or more.
Send For Help is currently ranked 68th, climbing several places on last year’s position with turnover hitting £12.8m in the year to March, an annual rise of 55.97%.
As the world’s largest supplier of lone worker protection, Send For Help, which operates through its three subsidiary brands, Skyguard, Peoplesafe and Guardian24, provides personal safety devices and apps offering 24 hour personal protection to over 150,000 lone workers and individuals at risk.
This latest achievement caps another remarkable year for the
Skyguard’s parent company, Send For Help Director, Will Murray, has been featured in an interview for business communications publication, Land Mobile, sharing his thoughts on what companies must consider when procuring a lone worker solution.
Will, addresses key issues including cellular connectivity, how to encourage stakeholder buy-in, various environmental factors and the importance of standards.
Speaking about the BS 8484 lone worker standard, Chairman of the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section, Will, explains how using accredited systems can save vital minutes. He says “adhering to the standard really does make a difference in terms of the speed of response because it allows you to apply to police forces for a unique reference number (URN).”
With this approach, Will says: “It works out to be about two minutes quicker on average than ringing 999, which can be the difference between life and death.”
Land Mobile is the only monthly publication dedicated to wireless communications for business. As an authority in its field, its diverse readership includes the emergency services, national government and defence.
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The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has reported that an increase in organisations using accredited lone worker devices is reducing unnecessary police call outs to false alarms, resulting in an estimated £60m of savings over the past 12 months.
Taking the Metropolitan Police Service as an example, responding to a false alarm typically costs taxpayers around £150. The use of BS 8484 accredited systems enables ARCs to filter out the majority of false alarms; ARC Controllers only pass on those incidents that genuinely require a police response and do so using Unique Reference Numbers, which provide a direct link to police control rooms.
This not only saves valuable police resources and taxpayer’s money, but also enables an effective response to potentially life-threatening situations.
Chairman of the BSIA’s Lone Worker Section, Will Murray of Send For Help Group spoke of the importance of BS 8484 accredited lone worker systems in improving efficiency and cost savings.
Will explains: “At a time when security concerns, health and safety and police budget cuts are prevalent, the use of BS 8484 accredited