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16 August 2011
 August 16, 2011
Skyguard International

First-ever personal emergency service for British travellers launched

Skyguard International creates instant back-up across 36 countries

From today, Skyguard launches the first-ever personal emergency service for British travellers and lone workers abroad.

Skyguard International gives travellers the power to summon help at the press of a button if they find themselves in trouble overseas. Initially the service is live across 34 European countries, the Russian Federation and South Africa.

The launch comes hot on the heels of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s British Behaviour Abroad report, which revealed 19,228 Brits have needed assistance overseas during the past 12 months, with Spain producing the most incidents.

Travellers can activate the emergency Skyguard International service using the MySOS personal safety device. The MySOS is the smallest GPS alarm of its kind in the UK, and can be discreetly attached to keys, a belt or worn on a lanyard. Skyguard

15 August 2011
 August 15, 2011
Skyguard personal alarms

Skyguard Customer Referral Scheme

To show our appreciation to all of our customers who refer colleagues and friends to Skyguard, we have launched a Customer Referral Scheme designed to reward you for your recommendations. There is no better testament to the quality of our service than someone who has first-hand experience with the level of customer support and emergency response that Skyguard provides, and this is our way of thanking you.

How Does It Work

Skyguard will reward the referring individual or company with high street gift vouchers for each referred customer who subscribes to our service. Rewards are issued in tiers based upon the number of annual subscriptions each referred customer purchases. Rewards start at £10 for 1-10 subscriptions, and rise to £100 for over 100 subscriptions, for each referred customer’s order. The reward vouchers can be spent at 20,000 high street stores nationwide and online, including leading brands such as Boots, Debenhams, Ernest Jones, HMV, House of Fraser, and many more.

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16 June 2011
 June 16, 2011
Personal alarms for lone workers in ID Badge Holder

Skyguard Launches Identity Badge Holder for Personal Safety Device

Skyguard are pleased to announce the official launch of the latest accessory for the MySOS personal safety device – an identity badge holder.

The MySOS unit perfectly slots into the back of the identity badge holder, giving the user even more choice and flexibility in how to discretely carry 24/7 personal protection from Skyguard.

Weighing only 59 grams fully fitted with the device, the identity badge holder is lighter than the leading competitor. Coupled with the fact that the MySOS unit is the UK’s smallest safety device, it’s the perfect solution for any lone workers who wear an identity badge.

The accessory has already been well received amongst users and trials within the NHS have all been positive.

The badge holder is just one way of carrying the MySOS. The unit is small enough to carried on its own, attached to a

3 May 2011
 May 3, 2011
NSI Silver

Skyguard Certified to All Elements of BS 8484

Skyguard is now accredited by NSI to all elements of BS 8484 – the code of practice for the provision of Lone Worker Device services, making it the only provider in the industry to offer a fully certified, wholly-owned solution.

On 14 April 2011, Skyguard was awarded the NSI Silver Lone Worker Services certificate for parts 4 and 5 of BS 8484. This award is in addition to the NSI ARC Gold certificate (which includes part 6 of BS 8484), that Skyguard’s Incident Management Centre was awarded in January 2010 – the first Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) of its type in the UK to receive the accreditation.

BS8484 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 employer’s sourcing a credible provider, as it enables the highest level of police response to an

14 April 2011
 April 14, 2011
Scottish Soroptomists

Skyguard Supports Scottish Soroptimist Fundraising Event

To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Scottish Soroptimists launched the Tartan Ribbon Fund at Airth Castle, Falkirk on 20th March.

The fundraising lunch was organised by Soroptimists Brenda Kay and Janice Wilson, to increase awareness of violence against women and raise funds for Scottish Police Forces, to enable them to buy Skyguard personal safety alarms for women at risk from abuse.

Guest speakers at event included Rhoda Grant MSP, who introduced the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill at Holyrood; Assistant Chief Constable Angela Wilson from Tayside Police; and Patrick Dealtry, co-founder of Skyguard Ltd.

Asst Chief Constable Angela Wilson told the audience that most incidents of domestic abuse still go unreported and of those that are reported the victims often experience up to 37 assaults before turning to the authorities. She said, “Many of the incidents of abuse result in the most appalling acts of violence….Most distressingly of all is the fact that in most of these domestic incidents children often witness or are victims of the abuse

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