Sefton Arc has renewed its membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.
Merseyside healthcare and security provider Sefton Arc have their ArcAngel Lone Worker Device accredited by SBD, having achieved Police Preferred Specification. ArcAngel utilises the latest technology coupled with GPS and mobile phone functions to provide a perfect solution for anyone who needs support wither in the home or when out and about.
At the press of a button, the ArcAngel is connected to their award winning ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre), where trained operators can hear, assess and record whatever situation is developing and action an appropriate response.
The employer and employee can also keep in touch via the ArcAngel, without the need for a separate mobile phone. A Roll Call Service is also offered for manned guards giving a bespoke roster or routine call service.
The ArcAngel equipment offers GPS Positioning, a ‘man down’ facility, Red and Amber Alerts, two way communication and a recording facility. It is monitored 24 hours a day.
SBD Development Officer Hazel Goss said: “Sefton Arc has been with Secured by Design since 2016 and they do a very unique product called "ArcAngel" a Lone Worker / Vulnerable Person Device. This device has helped many people in different situations and I am very pleased that they have renewed contracts with Secured by Design for another three years. I am looking forward to working with them for many years to come”.
Dave Ellison Sefton Arc said: “It is important in todays’ market to have an accreditation that actually gives clients some real peace of mind. “ArcAngel” is fast becoming the go to solution for “Lone Workers and indeed the “Health Sector”.
“Between the SBD accreditation and the backing of one of the largest Metropolitan Borough Councils in the UK, Sefton, we are expecting big things for our small “ArcAngel”.
SBD is a police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives.
SBD plays a significant crime prevention role in the planning process to design out crime in a wide range of building sectors. It has achieved some significant success including one million homes built to SBD standards with reductions in crime of up to 87%.
SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Police Service through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies to ensure that their publicly available standards actually meet the needs of the police and public alike.
Products must be subjected to vigorous testing and auditing by an accredited third party organisation before being allowed to carry the SBD logo – this is the only way for companies to obtain police accreditation for security related products in the UK.
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