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Skyguard Ltd

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Skyguard Ltd
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IndustryLone Worker Monitoring
Founded 📆2000; 21 years ago (2000)
Founders 👔
  • Patrick Terry
  • Michael Volkers
Headquarters 🏙️Epsom, Surrey, England
Area served 🗺️
United Kingdom and Ireland
Key people
Products 📟 
  • MySOS Emergency
  • MySOS Mandown
  • Skyguard for smartphone
Number of employees
🌐 Websitewww.skyguard.co.uk
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Skyguard Ltd is a UK based lone worker protection provider.[3]


Skyguard’s service was originally intended for use by Police forces to protect domestic abuse victims, potential kidnap targets and those on witness protection schemes. Due to market evolution, it became clear that a similar level of protection was required to safeguard lone workers thus becoming Skyguard’s core market today.[4]

In 2009, Skyguard developed its own Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) to manage emergency calls on a daily basis, becoming the first of its kind to receive the lone worker monitoring service standard (BS 8484).[5][6][7]

In 2010, Skyguard Ltd 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.

In December 2017, Send For Help was announced as one of Britain’s fastest growing companies for a second consecutive year. 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. The company ranks at no. 47 in 2016 and no. 80 in the 2017 league table.[8]


Skyguard provides personal safety alarms and software for mobile phones. Skyguard’s product portfolio, past and present includes:[9] [10]

  • SG500 personal alarm
  • GEMshield
  • MySOS Emergency
  • MySOS Mandown
  • Skyguard for Smartphone Application
  • Voice Memo Timer
  • SPOT Gen3


Typical clients of Skyguard not only include the Police [11] but also NHS Trusts,[12] Housing Associations, Councils, blue-chip companies, and across the public and private sector wherever lone working is undertaken.


Skyguard has been recognised for its contribution to the lone worker protection industry through various awards.[13] The company were winners of the Security and Fire Excellence Award, 2014 for the deployment of lone worker technology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.[14]


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  7. "Highbeam Research". 2015-08-03. Archived from the original on 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2015-09-20. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. TWK. "League table - Fast Track". Fast Track. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
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  10. "Living Made Easy". 2015-08-03. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  11. "BBC News". 2015-08-03. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  12. "Safety and Health Practitioner". 2015-08-03. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  13. "Skyguard Ltd". 2015-08-03. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  14. "IFSEC Security and Fire Awards". 2015-08-03. Retrieved 2015-09-20.

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