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21 June 2016
 June 21, 2016
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Skyguard Introduce SmartButton for Windows Mobile

Skyguard are thrilled to be showcasing our brand new SmartButton for Windows Mobile at this year’s Safety and Health Expo, from 21st to 23rd June at the Excel arena, London.

Utilising Bluetooth technology, the small wearable device works alongside Skyguard’s Smartphone application, enabling users to raise an alarm at the touch of a button. The application connects to Skyguard’s 24/7 dedicated Incident Management Centre, where Controllers can communicate with and reassure the user via the phone’s two-way audio.

At just 1.3 inches in diameter, the SmartButton can be worn flexibly to suit your individual needs, including on a wristband, pendant, versatile clip or attached to a keychain.

Will Murray, Marketing Director for Skyguard said: “We are really excited to be launching the SmartButton for Windows Mobile at the show. It’s at the cutting edge of BS 8484 certified lone worker protection and offers an unrivalled level of personal safety. It’s simple

25 May 2016
 May 25, 2016
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Ashleigh Ewing Ten Years On: Has Lone Working Changed?

Ten years ago, mental health worker Ashleigh Ewing was brutally killed whilst out working alone on behalf of her employer, Mental Health Matters (MHM). Ashleigh was stabbed 39 times by Ronald Dixon when she made a routine visit to his home in Heaton, Newcastle. Dixon, who had a long history of disturbing mental health problems, was locked-up in a secure hospital after admitting manslaughter.

In May 2013, a report by an independent panel concluded that a “more robust approach” to Dixon’s care, particularly from April 11, 2006, to the days leading up to Ashleigh’s death, would have resulted in a review as to how appropriate lone visits to Dixon’s home were.

22 year old graduate Ashleigh lost her life after being sent alone to Dixon’s home with a debtor’s letter ordering him to pay for a phone which he had smashed inside the property days earlier, to take the coins from inside.

Was it appropriate to send a young

24 May 2016
 May 24, 2016
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Skyguard to Exhibit Lone Worker Protection at Safety and Health Expo 2016

Skyguard will once again be showcasing our range of lone worker protection products and services at the Safety and Health Expo. The event, which takes place from the 21st – 23rd June at London’s ExCel arena is Europe’s leading annual safety and security event.

Located in the heart of the show, Skyguard will once again feature prominently within the Lone Worker Protection Area, occupying stand M2000.

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 launch of our popular app on Windows 8.1 and 10. As such, Skyguard are recognised as part of the event’s prestigious ‘Product Innovation Trail’.

Every day, our expert team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our service, offer full product demonstrations and explain how we can help protect lone working

18 May 2016
 May 18, 2016
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TalkTalk Adopts Skyguard’s MySOS Lone Worker Alarms to Protect Their Engineers

TalkTalk, the UK’s leading value for money provider of broadband, mobile and TV services, has turned to Skyguard to help protect their Field Engineers whilst working alone and out of hours.

With any form of lone working, a robust policy should be in place to ensure staff are adequately protected when performing their duties. With that in mind, TalkTalk selected 120 MySOS personal safety devices for use by their Engineers. The keyfob-sized alarm enables users to call for help in an emergency at the touch of a button. With GPS-technology, two-way audio communications, ‘Mandown’ fall detector and voice-memo (amber alert) functionality, the MySOS is the complete, fully accredited solution for lone worker protection.

In the event of an incident, a user activates the alarm on their MySOS device. The alarm is sent via mobile phone technology to Skyguard’s 24/7 Incident Management Centre. There, experienced Controllers immediately know who the user is, their profession, medical

16 May 2016
 May 16, 2016
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Coping in Extreme Heat

With a shortage of hot, sunny days in the UK, it is no wonder that their arrival is welcomed with open arms. Whilst basking in the sunshine is ideal for some, it is very important to recognise when enough heat is enough. High temperatures, especially for long periods of time carry serious health warnings.

Why is extreme heat a problem?

Very hot weather poses risks to anyone, including dehydration, overheating, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. It can also make heart and breathing problems worse, especially for the very young and the elderly. If you are taking certain medications such as those that control body temperate or sweating, you may wish to take extra precaution when temperatures are high.

8 Tips for keeping cool

The following tips are designed to prevent heat-related illness and help you keep cool and comfortable during hot summers days.

Drink plenty of fluids, regardless of how active you are going to be, avoiding high sugar content drinks – these can cause your body to lose more fluid.
Stay indoors if possible, especially during

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