SKYGUARD LAUNCHES LONE WORKER PERSONAL SAFETY APPLICATION FOR ANDROID SMARTPHONES

10 Oct 2012

Skyguard – Europe's premier personal safety service for lone workers and those at risk have launched an Android version of their popular Mobile phone software solution – an instant downloadable appli...

Skyguard – Europe's premier personal safety service for lone workers and those at risk have launched an Android version of their popular Mobile phone software solution – an instant downloadable application which transforms smartphones into fully functioning personal safety alarms.

The Android app allows users to raise an alarm at the touch of a button, wherever... whenever, without the need to carry a dedicated personal safety device.

Simply by pressing a single button on the user's mobile or activating the touch screen, the software will send their GPS location and identity, as well as making a voice call, to our UK based, 24/7 manned Incident Management Centre (IMC). Action will be taken within seconds by Controllers to assess the incident and follow the user's bespoke emergency procedures.

Skyguard's CEO, James Murray said, "With the success of our BlackBerry software solution coupled with the increase in popularity of Android phones, it's made sense for us to develop bespoke software for this platform. Our "Skyguard for Smartphones' solution is a great example of how technology can be used cost-effectively to create a safer environment for lone working individuals and others in vulnerable situations."

Android operated smartphones are the most widely used with over 52% of the market share, with this figure continuously rising. The software has been developed with the growing popularity in mind, paired with the need for a means of calling for help without the need for a dedicated personal safety device. Something Murray touches upon.

"There's been an ever-increasing need for protecting lone working employees as more and more legislation is created with the rights of the worker in mind. Organisations are required to fulfil their Duty of Care to staff and none more so than to those working alone."

"Our Skyguard for Smartphone application is suited to those workers who infrequently face risk and do not require a dedicated personal safety device. As it has become apparent that the majority of people use smartphones, this presents an ideal, cost-effective solution for employers protecting those under their care."

Skyguard for Smartphone has been designed with functionality in mind. The software is easy to use and has an intuitive user interface. The app continuously works in the background, as not to interfere with the user's daily routine, yet raising an alarm is quickly, easily and discretely accessible when required – the handset vibrates when the alarm is sent and received by Skyguard's controllers, so as not to alert an attacker.

Service features such as Delayed Alarm, Voice memo (amber alert) and full access to Skyguard's Customer Service Centre online portal (a secure interface allowing client administrators or end-users to create and update their account details in real-time, 24/7) combine to make Skyguard for Smartphones the complete lone worker personal safety solution.

Skyguard's new Android application is compatible with all handsets running firmware update 1.6 or higher and is fully certified to BS 8484: The Code of practice for the provision of lone worker device (LWD) services

Starting from just £8 per month for 24 hour backup and support, personal protection couldn't be easier and more cost-effective. To find out more about our software solutions for Android, BlackBerry, Symbian or Windows Mobile, call Skyguard on 0845 0360 999.

Skyguard House
457 Kingston Road
KT19 0DB
Epsom, Surrey
United Kingdom

Follow:
Twitter   LinkedIn   Blog
MySOS Mandown
Product

MySOS Mandown

Europe’s smallest personal safety alarm with 24 hour backup and response at the touch of a button.

The MySOS, exclusively developed by Skyguard in Britain, is Europe’s smallest personal safety device that incorporates the latest GPS and GPRS and Mandown technologies. Featuring mobile phon...

View product page

MySOS Emergency
Product

MySOS Emergency

Europe’s smallest and lightest personal safety alarm with 24 hour backup and response at the touch of a button.

The MySOS, exclusively developed by Skyguard in Britain, is Europe’s smallest personal safety device that incorporates the latest GPS and GPRS technologies. Featuring mobile phone positio...

View product page

SPOT Gen3 - satellite device
Product

SPOT Gen3 - satellite device

An innovative lone worker safety device, operating via satellite technology. The SPOT Gen3 is ideal for those in remote locations.Users can raise an alert to the Incident Management Centre at the touch of a button in areas where there is no mobile phone signal.The SPOT Gen3 is the latest product in a multi-aw...

View product page

Skyguard for Smartphone
Product

Skyguard for Smartphone

Certified to BS 8484, the software transforms Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and Windows Mobile handsets into a fully functional personal safety device.

Skyguard for Smartphone is an innovative software application which can transform a mobile or PDA into a fully functional personal safety d...

View product page

Skyguard's Voice Memo Timer
Product

Skyguard's Voice Memo Timer

Log your daily activities and connect to Skyguard’s service from any mobile phone.

Skyguard’s Voice Memo Timer service allows the user to log their daily activities and set a timer alarm on Skyguard’s system, conveniently from their mobile phone. The user simply leaves a voice memo message (Amber Alert...

View product page

Skyguard International Service
Product

Skyguard International Service

Skyguard’s Service Goes International

Skyguard’s service is now exclusively available in 36 countries across Europe and South Africa – providing first class emergency assistance for lone workers travelling abroad.

Emergency Response in 36 Countries – the first and only service of its kind in the...

View product page

List your business for free

Create a business listing on the UK's leading security and fire directory

Get the IFSEC Global newsletter

The latest security and fire news, trends and insights

Close
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT SKYGUARD
* Oops!
* Oops!
* Oops!
* Oops!
* Oops!
I have read, understood and consent to your Privacy Policy
* sorry this is a required field
MESSAGE SENT!

Thanks for using IFSEC Global Directory,

Your enquiry has been sent to the selected companies, they will be in contact shortly.