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19 April 2013
 April 19, 2013
Risks of social care lone working

The Risks of Social Care Lone Working

Seven years ago, Psychology student Ashleigh Ewing was delivering a letter on behalf of a colleague to a client. Ashleigh was six months into her new job – a mental health support worker, after graduating from University.

Ashleigh visited the flat of Ronald Dixon, a client diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and a had a violent history. Ashleigh was stabbed thirty-nine times in a frenzied knife attack and died as a result of the brutal assault. She was twenty-two years old.

Dixon was detained indefinitely in 2007 after admitting manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

An inquest into her death was raised in 2011. It heavily criticised her employer for failing to conduct a risk assessment on Mr Dixon for over three years, and for sending Ashleigh alone to his home. The charity was fined £50,000 for these failures.

Ashleigh’s parents, Aileen and Jeff Ewing, demanded to know why she was asked to

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 countries across Europe

2 April 2013
 April 2, 2013
Skyguard personal alarms

Skyguard – the UK’s Fastest Growing Lone Worker Protection Provider Reaches Profitability

The Directors of Skyguard are delighted to announce that the company has moved into profitability for the first time in its history. This important landmark has been achieved as a result of significant growth in 2012 which saw Skyguard more than double its number of subscribers.

The board is delighted with this achievement which follows investment of several million pounds in recent years in service infrastructure, new technology and product development. This has placed the company on a sound financial footing and provides a solid foundation for further expansion in the coming year. Sales in 2012 were strongly driven by the public sector markets, with the client base expanding to include many more NHS trusts, local authorities and other public organisations. Over half of the country’s police forces also continue to use the Skyguard service to protect vulnerable people.

The Directors are very optimistic about the new financial year and are confident of consolidating their position in the market and reporting further improved trading results. Skyguard’s CEO James Murray commented, “Clients are coming to realise that lone worker

25 March 2013
 March 25, 2013
Skyguard lone working alarms

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

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

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