Plymouth-based Securi-Guard Monitoring Services has secured a contract with leading professional care solutions company True-Kare, to provide round the clock monitoring for UK users of its GPS Tracker device.

Designed for use by ‘at risk’ groups such as lone workers, vulnerable adults, children and those with serious medical conditions, the GPS Tracker will be monitored by highly trained operators at Securi-Guard’s National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold BS 8484 Lone Worker Monitoring Centre.

The Gold accredited monitoring services will be provided for the clients of True-Kare’s UK suppliers/distributors – and Securi-Guard will also be able to sell the GPS Tracker devices to its own customers, through True-Kare.

Pete Stanley, Head of Telematics at Securi-Guard Monitoring Services, said that the contract was another ringing endorsement of the company’s cutting edge monitoring technology and the reputation of its Gold standard service.

“We have built up very strong partnerships with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors around the world, who are at the forefront of lone worker devices and True-Kare are very much part of that select group,” said Pete.

“Increasingly, clients are seeing the high standards we set for monitoring excellence and recognise we have the necessary infrastructure and expertise in place to deliver a service we firmly believe is second to none.”

Based in Portugal, True-Kare specialises in utilising technology to develop Assisted Living solutions for use by professional care providers to improve the safety, as well as quality of life, for those in their care.

The GPS Tracker is one of a number of electronic product solutions True-Kare offers and enables users to be tracked by Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology in the event of an emergency. As well as ‘live’ GPS location capability the device will also give a history of previous locations.

Small and compact, allowing it to be discreetly concealed in clothing, the device also features an in-built SOS button, so users can raise the alarm if they are in immediate need of assistance.

One of the largest independent monitoring companies in the UK, Securi-Guard offers a range of NSI Gold approved services for the monitoring of intruder and fire alarms, CCTV systems and vehicle tracking.

It also offers all major telematics companies a 24/7 immediate emergency response, via its Securi-Track service, which currently operates in 17 European countries.