London, United Kingdom, May 11, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Send for Help Group, which owns subsidiary brands Skyguard and Guardian24, has been confirmed as the world’s largest lone worker protection provider in a recent market research report.
The ‘People Monitoring and Safety Solutions’ report published by business intelligence specialists Berg Insight states, “The Group is now the leading lone worker protection service provider worldwide, with a combined subscriber base of more than 100,000 end users across several vertical market segments in the UK.”
This follows Send For Help’s acquisition of Belfast-based Bluechip Technologies Ltd (trading as Guardian24) in November 2014, and continued record growth for the Group’s Skyguard subsidiary.
The report goes on to explain The Group’s successes can be attributed to their exclusive product ranges, state of the art Alarm Receiving Centre and client management portal - all developed in-house in the UK.
The brand’s products and service components are certified to the very highest possible industry standards including; BS 8484, BS 5979 (Cat II), BS 7858 and ISO 9001. Achieving such stringent accreditations has enabled brands to request the highest level of Police response in an emergency, via Unique Reference Numbers, which bypass the 999 system.
In addition, the companies’ personal safety devices and ARC are part of only a few in the UK certified to the highly coveted ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation - guaranteeing national Police approval through their design.
The development of dedicated industry standards in response to strict Health and Safety Laws, has lead the UK to become a global leader in lone worker protection services. Berg Insight’s report estimates there are 370,000 monitored lone worker protection users in the UK, out of a total of 670,000 across Europe.
Send for Help Group’s Chief Executive, James Murray commented, “This report reaffirms that our strategy of developing proprietary products, the monitoring centre and infrastructure, accredited to the highest possible standards, has enabled our brands to dominate the UK market.
With lone worker protection services at only 7% market penetration in the UK, there remains huge potential for growth in this country alone – our two brands’ leading positions in their respective market segments ideally places them to capitalise on this future growth.”
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About Send for Help Ltd
Established in 2010, Send For Help Ltd is the investment vehicle of technology entrepreneur Jan Murray, who founded the PC World superstore chain and Internet Technology Group plc. Through its subsidiary companies, the Send For Help group is the largest lone worker protection provider in the UK, Europe and globally. Comprised of the Skyguard and Guardian24 brands, the group has a combined subscriber base of over 100,000 end users across a diverse range of vertical markets.
The company’s senior management team has over 50 year’s collective experience working in the lone worker protection industry. Drawing from this specialist expertise, the company has invested in cutting-edge technology to develop exclusive personal safety products, a purpose built monitoring centre, software and infrastructure.