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4 December 2017
 December 4, 2017
Fast Track 100

Skyguard’s Parent Company Ranked In Sunday Times Fast Track 100 For Second Year Running

Skyguard’s parent company, Send For Help Ltd has been ranked as one of Britain’s most successful private companies by The Sunday Times for a second consecutive year.

The 21st annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table, published this week, champions the UK’s top performing private companies based strictly on financial performance with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years. Send For Help has been placed 80th.

Founded in 2010 by brothers James and Will Murray, Send for Help has prominently featured in the national press throughout the year as a real success story. Business continues to go from strength-to-strength. The company is now independently verified as the largest lone worker protection provider in the world.

Skyguard, along with its sister companies, Guardian24 and recently-acquired Peoplesafe, uses key fob sized GPS personal safety alarms and mobile phone apps to provide 24 hour personal protection to

28 February 2017
 February 28, 2017
Broadchurch features MySOS

Skyguard’s MySOS personal alarm featured on ITV’s hit series Broadchurch

Last night saw the return of BAFTA winning ITV crime drama Broadchurch, with Skyguard’s MySOS personal alarm being chosen to feature in the series providing support for a rape victim.

In yesterday’s opener viewers were introduced to Trish Winterman (played by Julie Hesmondhalgh) who suffered a brutal assault at the hands of an unknown attacker. As the story unfolds, the show deals with the aftermath of the attack and how this affects Trish’s character, whilst lining up a list of possible suspects.

A difficult subject matter for a primetime show, Police and rape counsellors have praised the program’s makers for tackling the issue. Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall has said that he wanted to tell this story as the number of sexual offences being reported is on the rise. Hopefully giving this new exposure will result in yet more victims coming forward.

Skyguard work with over half of the UK’s Police forces

3 February 2017
 February 3, 2017
BS 8484 Lone Worker

Skyguard one of the First Organisations to be Certified to new BS 8484:2016 Lone Worker Standard

Skyguard – part of the largest lone worker protection provider in the World is one of the first companies to be successfully audited against the latest version of BS 8484:2016 – the standard for the provision of lone worker device services.

Following the rigorous audit, the award certifies that Skyguard is working to the very highest standards of both product and service provision. Skyguard was already accredited to the previous version of the standard – BS 8484:2011 having passed annual audits conducted by UKAS accredited body, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI). Subsequently, Skyguard had already been awarded NSI Guarding Gold and ARC Gold standards – the highest available.

BS8484:2016 sets the standard to which UK lone worker device service suppliers should achieve and can be measured against. It is important as a benchmark for employers sourcing a credible provider, as it enables the highest level of police response to an alarm

7 October 2016
 October 7, 2016
Wood Green

Leading Charity Wood Green Turn to Skyguard

Leading Animal Charity, Wood Green Turn to Skyguard for 24 Hour Lone Worker Protection

Wood Green, the Animals Charity has turned to Skyguard – Europe’s premier personal safety service, by equipping their lone workers with Skyguard’s award-winning MySOS personal alarms.

The charity, which has grown over the last 90 years to become one of the UK’s leading animal welfare organisations, have a range of lone working activities that present an inherent level of risk. This includes employees entering domestic properties on home check-ups to maintenance staff working alone in remote areas.

With any form of lone working, a robust policy should be in place to ensure staff are adequately protected when performing their duties. Wood Green decided that adopting Skyguard’s MySOS lone worker alarms provided a vital additional layer of security.

Speaking about the implementation of Skyguard, Tom O’Connell, Protection and Welfare Services Manager for Wood Green commented, “With the reputation of being

5 October 2016
 October 5, 2016
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Skyguard to Exhibit at Health and Safety North, 2016

Skyguard will once again be showcasing our range of lone worker protection products and services at the Health and Safety North Expo. The event, held at the Bolton Arena on 12th – 13th of October is designed to suit those responsible for health and safety at work within industrial, commercial or public sector businesses.

Skyguard will be located at stand E22 where we will be demonstrating our range of personal safety devices, such as the MySOS – Europe’s smallest dedicated lone worker alarm. In addition, our range of smartphone applications will also feature, including the recently launched Skyguard SmartButton for Windows.

The BS 8484 – certified emergency alert accessory for Windows Mobile allows users to raise an alarm with just a simple press. Using Bluetooth technology, the button instantly activates the smartphone application, raising an alarm to Skyguard’s dedicated Incident Management Centre.

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