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Hyde Housing UK

The Guardian24 application for BlackBerry is much more user-friendly. The locking system can be overridden and we feel it offers better protection for emergency use. In addition, team leaders can monitor usage and identify any very vulnerable members of staff.
Kim Smith-Clarke Health and safety Manager, The Hyde Group
  • Industry: Government and Public Sector
  • Region: EMEA
  • Company Size: Large
  • Solution: Field Services Security
Full Story

Challenge

  • With around 1000 employees who work alone and who are therefore vulnerable to threats and violence during their working day, the Hyde Group needed to offer staff additional safety support at all times
  • The organisation needed to ensure it was compliant with current lone worker legislation
  • Each employee needed to carry around two devices for protection (a mobile phone and a specialised panic unit). Employees would often forget the panic unit and so would not be protected

Solution

  • BlackBerry® smartphones
  • Guardian24 British Standard Compliant Lone Worker Support Application

Benefits

  • The solution is British Standards-compliant and has improved the safeguarding of employees
  • The Group’s lone workers now have greater safety due to a reliable and secure personal alarm
  • The devices have improved staff morale and are convenient to use
  • A single integrated mobile device and specialised panic unit