Securi-Guard has agreed a significant new business partnership with a leading manufacturer of Lone Worker protection devices that have recently been introduced into UK.

The company has been selected as sole UK monitoring provider for Blackline GPS Europe and will provide 24/7 responses to alerts generated by the devices, designed to protect workers who face potential dangers in their daily work routine. The agreement aims to put both Blackline products and Securi-Guard’s Monitoring service at the forefront of Lone Worker protection services in the UK which are aimed at employees such as some council staff, utility workers, healthcare, bailiffs, debt collectors and court enforcement officers.

The devices use Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology to give an  accurate location of the worker and feature a panic button if they are in danger of attack or injure themselves working in remote locations, together with man down, no motion, silent (discrete) and check-in alarm features.

As part of the contract, Securi-Guard will also be able to provide advice, support and monitoring solutions for Blackline across Europe via its pioneering Securi-Track service.

Launched in 2011 Securi-Track rewrote the rules on international incident management for vehicle and asset tracking saving customers both time and money. Under the initiative, Securi-Track works with approved security firms across Europe to provide a European Police Response Service to incidents of vehicle theft and hijacking abroad.

Now the same platform will be used to support the round the clock monitoring of Blackline GPS Europe’s range of Lone Worker Protection devices.

Gavin Boorman, Managing Director of Blackline GPS Europe – based in Essex – said that Securi-Guard was the perfect choice for the partnership.

“Having met with several monitoring providers we chose Securi-Guard as our sole UK monitoring provider because they demonstrated the best ability to work with Blackline GPS,” said Gavin.

“We needed a comprehensive and robust 24/7 monitoring capability for both the UK and Europe, but what particularly impressed us was Securi-Guard’s ability to provide changing response protocols that fall within the standards required.”

Pete Stanley Head of Telematics at Securi-Guard said that Blackline demonstrated its capability to meet the demands of the UK market by offering alternative solutions utilising a different approach.

“Securi-Guard is always looking for companies that have a proven track record in providing solutions and support services and Blackline GPS Europe certainly fitted the criteria,” said Pete.

Securi-Guard is one of only a few companies offering National Security Inspectorate (NSI) BS8484 Gold accredited Lone Worker Services, one of -five NSI Gold awards the company holds for its wide range fire and security services.

Pete Stanley is also a committee member of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Lone Worker Section, which is helping to raise the profile of importance of lone worker protection.

With its headquarters in Canada, Blackline is recognised as one of the market leaders of wireless location technology, manufacturing and marketing both products and services, not only for worker safety monitoring, but covert tracking and consumer applications.