Europe’s leading personal safety service for lone workers and vulnerable individuals
Skyguard is a subsidiary of the Send For Help Group – the largest lone worker protection provider in the UK, Europe and globally. The Group has a combined subscriber base of over 150,000 lone working end users, across a diverse range of vertical markets.
Our senior management team has over 60 year’s collective experience working in the lone worker protection industry. Drawing from this specialist expertise, we have invested in cutting-edge technology to develop our own personal safety products, monitoring centre, software and infrastructure.
In March 2010 Skyguard was wholly acquired by the Send for Help Group – founded by James and Will Murray and backed by their Father Jan Murray, the technology entrepreneur. Jan is best known as the founder of the PC World chain of computer superstores which he sold to Dixons Group in 1993. He subsequently founded Internet Technology Group Plc in 1995, which was sold to Concentric Corp. for $250 Million – the largest sale of an independent ISP in the UK! The main business focus of the Murray family is now Skyguard Ltd; the company’s profits are being reinvested back into the business to enable the company to continually expand in the UK and internationally. The Murray family’s ambition is to build Skyguard into the world leader in personal safety services for lone workers and people at risk
With investment in the service infrastructure, this enabled Skyguard to create new devices, software, and the construction of an Incident Management Centre in Surrey – the first single-purpose facility in the UK to be certified to the highest industry standards (BS 8484, BS 5979 Cat II, ISO 9001 and Secured by Design).
Further investment in 2011 saw the launch of two pioneering product developments to realise the company vision; MySOS – Europe’s smallest personal safety device and Skyguard International – the world’s first and only service of its kind to provide localised emergency response in 36 countries across Europe and South Africa.
In March 2013, the company reached profitability as a result of significant growth in 2012 which saw Skyguard more than double its customer base. This achievement marked Skyguard as the UK’s fastest growing lone worker protection supplier.
In 2014 the company’s success was acknowledged by the industry when it won the ‘Best Deployment of Lone Worker Technology’ for its work with Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS, at the Security Fire and Excellence Awards.
2015 saw continued product and service development which included the launch of a new version of the MySOS device, boasting more features in an even smaller design. The company has made further product developments in 2016, with the launch of an innovative Bluetooth ‘SmartButton’ accessory which connects to a refreshed range of Smartphone apps across all platforms.
Send For Help has been ranked as one of Britain’s most successful private companies for two consecutive years – 2016 and 2017. The Fast Track 100 list, which is published annually in The Sunday Times, ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years.
So far, 2018 has seen Send For Help’s achievements continue with the company securing a position in the prestigious Financial Times “FT1000” list of Europe’s fastest growing businesses and named by the London Stock Exchange Group in their “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” report, which recognises the country’s most dynamic and inspirational SMEs.
Skyguard is committed to maintaining its position as Europe’s market leader in lone worker protection, by developing innovative products and providing a first class service, at highly competitive prices.