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1 May 2015
 May 1, 2015
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SKYGUARD TO UNVEIL NEW VERSION OF THE MYSOS ALARM AT 2015 SAFETY & HEALTH EXPO

Skyguard will be unveiling a brand new version of its exclusive ‘MySOS’ personal safety alarm at the 2015 Safety and Health Expo, held at London’s Excel between 16th to 18th June.

The MySOS which already includes GSM, GPS and Man-down technologies, has been further enhanced by Skyguard with a number of new features in an updated key-fob sized design. Fully certified to BS 8484, the British Standard for Lone Worker Devices, the new MySOS will offer increased functionality whilst still retaining the title of Europe’s smallest personal safety alarm.

Marketing Director, Will Murray said, “We are really excited to launch the new version of our award-winning MySOS, at this year’s Safety and Health Expo.

“The original MySOS has been proven in use, delivering effective help to tens of thousands

4 April 2015
 April 4, 2015
Send for Help Group

SEND FOR HELP GROUP ACQUIRES BLUECHIP TECHNOLOGIES TO BECOME EUROPE’S LARGEST LONE WORKER PROTECTION PROVIDER

The Send For Help Group has acquired Bluechip Technologies Ltd (trading as Guardian24), which makes the group the largest lone worker protection provider in Europe. Combined with its existing subsidiary Skyguard, the Group has a subscriber base totalling over 100,000 users across a diverse range of Public and Private sector vertical markets.

Formed in 2010, The Send For Help Group was setup as the investment vehicle of technology entrepreneur Jan Murray, to enable the acquisition of Skyguard Ltd. Jan has an established track record in emerging hi-tech industries, having launched the PC World superstores chain and Internet Technology Group, which was the largest sale of an independent ISP in the UK.

The deal has enabled the Group to take advantage of a number of synergies; Guardian24’s subscribers will be migrated to Skyguard’s state of the art Incident Management Centre in Surrey, for alarm management and emergency response. The purpose-built facility, is manned 24/7 by Skyguard’s highly trained Controllers and

1 December 2014
 December 1, 2014
Skyguard are security excellence awards winner

SKYGUARD SCOOP LONE WORKER HONOURS AT SECURITY EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Skyguard have been recognised for their continued outstanding contribution to Lone Worker protection at the recent IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2014, beating some tough competition in the ‘Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology’ category. Presented at the prestigious Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London attended by over 1,000 Security industry experts, Director Will Murray received the award on behalf of the company.

Now in their sixteenth year, the Security Excellence Awards are widely recognised as the ‘Oscars’ for both the security & fire business sectors. The awards highlight the very best people, projects and processes the UK’s security sector has to offer.

The high calibre Judging Panel – including representatives from all areas of security & fire, the world of academia and the policing sector determined that Skyguard’s deployment of personal safety devices and 24 hour Incident Management to Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust surpassed all other entries.

Skyguard provide over 700 MySOS personal safety alarms to

20 November 2014
 November 20, 2014
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SKYGUARD TO EXHIBIT AND HOST SEMINAR AT LONE WORKER SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

Skyguard will be showcasing their exclusive range of personal safety devices and smartphone apps at this year’s Lone Worker Safety Conference, held at the Olympia Conference Centre on 25th November.

Visitors to the show will be able to see live demonstrations of Skyguard’s product range on their stand, including the recently launched iPhone app, which converts the handset into a fully functional personal safety device. The app is an expansion of Skyguard’s range which includes software for Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile handsets, as well as analogue phones.

Skyguard will also be demonstrating the MySOS – Europe’s smallest and lightest safety device featuring GPS, GPRS, GSM and Mandown technologies. The key fob-sized MySOS, can be discreetly worn as pendant, attached to a belt or keyring, or as an ID badge using the clip-on accessory. The MySOS is also accredited to the highest industry standards; BS 8484 and ACPO’s ‘Secured by Design’ scheme.

17 November 2014
 November 17, 2014
GLOUCESTERSHIRE TELECARE AND SKYGUARD PROVIDE GREATER INDEPENDENCE TO DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S SUFFERERS

GLOUCESTERSHIRE TELECARE AND SKYGUARD PROVIDE GREATER INDEPENDENCE TO DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S SUFFERERS

Europe’s leading personal safety service provider – Skyguard, are working with Gloucestershire Telecare to help dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers lead more independent and safer lives.

Gloucestershire Telecare – a jointly funded service by NHS Gloucestershire Care Services and Gloucestershire County Council, has invested in 90 of Skyguard’s MySOS personal safety devices for those under their care. The key-fob sized alarms are the smallest available in Europe which incorporate GPS and mobile phone technology. Designed with convenience in mind, the MySOS can be worn as a pendant, attached to belt, keyring, or carried in a pocket or handbag.

Should the end-user go wandering and lose their way, a press of the SOS button will connect them to Skyguard’s 24 hour Incident Management Centre. Here, highly trained Controllers can view their GPS location, pre-registered information and emergency contacts. They will be able to listen-in and talk to the user and decide the best course of action – calling

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