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2 April 2013
 April 2, 2013
Visit Skyguard at IFSEC

Skyguard to showcase its service at IFSEC 2013

Skyguard will be showcasing our exclusive range of lone worker devices and our new industry-leading client portal, at IFSEC International 2013. The exhibition, which takes place from the 13th – 16th May at Birmingham’s NEC, is the world’s largest annual security event.

In addition to exhibiting in the Lone Worker Protection area, Skyguard will also be presenting a seminar in the Education Theatre at 11.30am on Tuesday 14th May. Our seminar, “Lone Worker solutions should focus on the individual”, will examine how technology can assist in delivering tailored solutions for end users, and look at best practices for implementing a lone worker policy.

On our stand we will be demonstrating our range of BS 8484 certified personal safety devices, Smartphone software apps, and the latest version of our unique client portal. We’ll also be showcasing our International service – the only one of its kind to offer 24/7 protection in 36

6 March 2013
 March 6, 2013
Skyguard are Secured by Design

Europe’s Smallest Personal Alarm Awarded Police ‘Secured by Design’ Accreditation

Skyguard – Europe’s premier personal safety service for lone workers and those at risk has been awarded the prestigious ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation for its innovative MySOS personal safety device.

The MySOS, exclusively developed by Skyguard, has met the extremely stringent specifications set by Secured by Design – the official UK initiative created by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) that supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through the use of high-quality innovative products and processes. The MySOS is now externally approved to BS 8484: The standard for lone worker device services and can now carry the ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status which guarantees national Police approval of its use.

The MySOS – Europe’s smallest personal safety device joins Skyguard’s GEMshield rugged lone worker alarm in achieving the coveted award. The ‘Police Preferred Specification’ provides end users with reassurance that the personal alarm is effective in assisting lone workers and those at risk

23 November 2012
 November 23, 2012
Lone Worker Safety 2012

Skyguard for Smartphone Application Featured at Lone Worker Safety 2012

Skyguard will be showcasing our new Smartphone application for Android phones at Lone Worker Safety 2012.

The conference, which focuses on lone worker safety, provides essential information to delegates to improve the personal safety of lone workers and help reduce the risk of workplace violence.

As Europe’s premier personal safety service, Skyguard will be exhibiting our extensive range of exclusive solutions, including the MySOS. In addition to the popular dedicated personal alarm, we will also be demonstrating our all-new ‘Skyguard for Smartphone’ solution – a downloadable application for Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile phones.

We’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our service and explain how we can help protect lone working professionals and fulfil employer’s Duty of Care.

Delegates can also expect the following benefits from attending the conference.

Gain enhanced awareness of lone worker safety risks. Learn how to balance meeting your

10 October 2012
 October 10, 2012
Skyguard lone working apps on smartphones

Skyguard Launches Lone Worker Personal Safety Application for Android Smartphones

Skyguard – Europe’s premier personal safety service for lone workers and those at risk have launched an Android version of their popular Mobile phone software solution – an instant downloadable application which transforms smartphones into fully functioning personal safety alarms.

The Android app allows users to raise an alarm at the touch of a button, wherever… whenever, without the need to carry a dedicated personal safety device.

Simply by pressing a single button on the user’s mobile or activating the touch screen, the software will send their GPS location and identity, as well as making a voice call, to our UK based, 24/7 manned Incident Management Centre (IMC). Action will be taken within seconds by Controllers to assess the incident and follow the user’s bespoke emergency procedures.

Skyguard’s CEO, James Murray said, “With the success of our BlackBerry software solution coupled with the increase in popularity of Android phones, it’s made sense for us to develop bespoke

8 October 2012
 October 8, 2012
Student with MySOS mandown alarm around neck

Student@Home Choose Skyguard To Ensure Safety Of Staff

Student@Home has chosen Skyguard’s MySOS personal safety device to protect its lone workers and London office based staff, as part of an ongoing roll-out whilst the company expands nationwide.

As a social business, Student@Home employs IT students to provide technology support and training to home computer users and small businesses. Originating in Holland, where the company employs over 260 students, the innovative concept was brought to the UK earlier this year.

UK Managing Director, Kelly Klein, was acutely aware of the potential risks faced by her staff, having attended the same school as Suzy Lamplugh – an estate agent who disappeared after a visiting a client in 1986. This tragic event resonated with Kelly, who from the outset wanted the safety and well-being of her staff to be a top priority for the business.

After researching all of the personal safety alarms available on the market and meeting numerous suppliers, Kelly decided Skyguard’s MySOS provided the best solution for her staff and began a

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