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24 October 2014
 October 24, 2014
Vinci Trust Skyguard's Personal alarms


VINCI Facilities, part of VINCI – the world leaders in construction, has adopted Skyguard’s personal safety service to mitigate potential risk to all of their lone workers.

Using Skyguard’s MySOS, Europe’s smallest and lightest personal alarm, VINCI’s lone working staff are able to call for help at the touch of a button, wherever they are, whenever.

VINCI Facilities provide services to a variety of sectors including Housing, Education and Healthcare and understand the risks faced by their lone workers. For example, VINCI’s Resident Liaison Officers work alone and visit domestic properties across a wide array of locations from rural to inner city.

Josephine O’Connor, Business & Community Investment Manager for VINCI Facilities set about sourcing a BS 8484 approved lone worker personal safety service to backup and protect their lone working employees. Josephine explains why.

“Our Officers encounter persons from all walks of life and may find themselves alone and in awkward situations such as in known areas of high-risk.”

Upon extensive

13 October 2014
 October 13, 2014
Living with Dementia

Skyguard’s GPS Alarms Feature on BBC News

Skyguard’s personal safety service was featured on BBC News on Monday 13th October 2014 as the focus of a report into a pioneering scheme to help dementia patients lead more independent lives.

The report looked into the growing use of GPS tracking alarms for those with dementia who are looking to keep their independence.

The news story, featured on BBC South Today asked “Would you put a GPS tracking device on a loved one with dementia?”

Across the South, many are doing just that. Dementia affects nearly 750,000 people, leaving them with memory loss and difficulties with thinking and there’s a large financial cost too… over £17 billion nationally. However, family carers of people with dementia saved the UK £6 billion a year.

The report highlighted a scheme that already helps dementia patients in the South stay at home for longer. Skyguard’s MySOS device, with GPS tracking technology has already helped save so many lives, it’s being introduced

9 October 2014
 October 9, 2014
Door to Door

12 Personal Safety Tips for Estate Agents

This past week marked 2014’s National Personal Safety Day, organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, and is an annual event aimed at highlighting some of the simple, practical solutions that everyone can use to help avoid violence and aggression in today’s society.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust was founded in 1986 following the disappearance of the young estate agent. The aim of the Trust is to raise awareness of the importance of personal safety and to help people to avoid violence and aggression and live safer, more confident lives.

This year’s theme – ‘Door 2 Door’ looked at the personal safety issues in your journey from departure to arrival. The campaign included awareness posters and messages (pictured – click for a larger view) as well as a host of personal safety leaflets available to download and keep.

We’ve chosen to highlight the leaflet ‘Personal Safety for Estate Agents’ as it’s probably the most fitting in light of the disappearance of Suzy

9 October 2014
 October 9, 2014
MySOS Man Down alarm with SBD


Skyguard – Europe’s premier personal safety service, has been chosen as an approved supplier on the NHS Supply Chain’s Framework Agreement. Following the conclusion of an OJEU tender process, NHS Supply Chain (acting as agent for NHS Business Services Authority), selected Skyguard’s MySOS device for the personal safety alarms product category.

The keyfob-sized MySOS personal alarm features GSM and GPS technologies, allowing the user to raise an alarm at the touch button, whenever and wherever they are. The device can be configured to call and transmit its location to Skyguard’s 24/7, Incident Management Centre or a nominated contact’s phone. Here, trained Controllers can view the user’s location on mapping software and information pre-registered on their profile. As the device features a microphone and speaker, the Controllers are also able to listen-in and talk to the user. Utilising all of the information available, Controllers will follow the user

15 September 2014
 September 15, 2014
Public workers suffering increase in assaults

Government Report Highlights Increase in Assaults on Public Workers

Nearly 30,000 London frontline workers have been attacked whilst on duty in the last three years, a new report has revealed.

This equates to about 190 attacks every week on workers including NHS workers, London Underground and train staff, bus and cab drivers, according to the report published by the Greater London Authority (GLA) Conservatives.

A total of 29,679 frontline workers in the capital have been attacked while on duty in the past three years. They were punched, kicked, scratched, threatened and spat on while doing their job.

Victims include 4,017 London Ambulance Service (LAS) workers, 7,435 London Underground employees, and 3,719 train staff, while on average five London bus drivers are assaulted every day. Violent attacks on ambulance staff rose 23 per cent in the past year.

Risky Business: Protecting front line workers from attack whilst on duty, published by Conservative London Assembly member Roger Evans, calls for all paramedics

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