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14 July 2010
 July 14, 2010
Patrick Dealtry - Head of Lone Worker Committee

Skyguard Director Recognised for Standards Work

In recognition of more than a decade of work on the formulation and development of standards for the security sector, Skyguard Director, Patrick Dealtry, has been presented with the British Security Industry Association Chairman’s Award for Contribution to Standards. The prestigious Chairman’s Awards are made at the discretion of the BSIA chairman and committee to publicly acknowledge the commitment and effort of the finest individuals in the security industry.

A former chairman of the BSI GW3 Committee, in which role he guided the development of UK and European standards relating to manned security services, Patrick Dealtry was also the instigator and driving force behind the development of the BS 8484:2009 Code of Practice for the provision of lone worker device services. This groundbreaking document is now recognised as the yardstick for lone worker protection by police forces throughout the UK.

“I am, of course, delighted personally to have been selected as the recipient of this highly regarded award,” said Patrick Dealtry, “but I also see it as a welcome acknowledgement of the

27 January 2010
 January 27, 2010
NSI Gold

Skyguard – the first to offer a BS8484 service

With the award of NSI ARC Gold Approval to its Incident Management Centre (IMC) for Lone Worker monitoring, Skyguard has become the first company to offer an ARC that is approved to clause 6 of BS 8484:2009, the new and demanding Code of Practice for the Provision of Lone Worker Device Services.

Dedicated solely to the monitoring of lone worker devices, the Skyguard IMC in Epsom is the first single-purpose facility in the UK to achieve NSI ARC Gold Approval for clause 6 of BS 8484:2009 which includes BS 5979:2007 Category 2. The searching approval process leading to the Gold Award included a detailed evaluation not only of the IMC’s operating and management procedures, but also for its quality management systems to ensure conformance with BS EN ISO 9001:2008.

The NSI certification for the IMC is complemented by the compliance of both of the personal safety devices offered by Skyguard, the GEMshield and the Skyguard 500 which both meet the requirements of BS 8484:2009 in all aspects of

13 January 2010
 January 13, 2010
BBC News Article

Skyguard Saves Domestic Violence Victim

A man was jailed after his ex-partner activated a personal safety alarm given to domestic abuse victims, fearing he was about to attack her.

The man, who was subject to bail conditions not to approach her, arrived at her home drunk and swearing.

GPS technology built into the unit helped police locate her quickly once the alarm had been set off.

The devices were given to some victims of domestic abuse in Tayside as part of a six-month pilot.

The man, who has not been named, was remanded in prison over Christmas for two breaches of the peace and a breach of his bail conditions. He has since been convicted at Perth Sheriff Court.

Highest risk

The victim, who did not wish to be identified, said: “My estranged husband had forced his way into my house and I was able to use the alarm and police arrived very quickly.

“It has meant that I feel safer not only within my home

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