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The south west-based fire and security company Securi-Guard is to provide monitoring services for Blackline Safety Europe’s latest G7 range of connected safety devices, which will be brought to the UK and European markets early in 2017. Pictured left to right are Sen Nash Client Support and Gavin Boorman MD, of Blackline Safety with Pete Stanley Head of Telematics at Securi-Guard and Kim Precious Managing Director, Securi-Guard Monitoring.

Securi-Guard Monitoring says that traditional personal gas detector systems operate much like smoke alarms, which rely on calling for help nearby with an audible alarm. G7 stays linked to either a 2G/3G telecommunications connection, delivering continuous live monitoring of users.

Pete Stanley, Head of Telematics at Plymouth-based Securi-Guard, said that the G7 range would set a new benchmark in personal protection. He said: “Blackline has raised the bar again with its G7 range that offers unparalleled protection and gas detection capabilities in a hand held device that we regard as second to none. Our ongoing relationship with Blackline continues to go from strength to strength and they clearly have confidence in our ability to deliver monitoring services with a proven track record in support of this exciting new product.”

The G7 range consists of a standard protection device that monitors the safety of an employee and provides two-way text messaging, with two-way voice, fall detection, ‘no motion’ detection and ‘missed check in’ functions. The single gas and quad gas devices in the range incorporate all the features of the standard device alongside integrated gas sensors.

Users can select one of three interchangeable G7 cartridges; the product firm says that the standard cartridge is suitable for facilities without exposure to gases.

The Single-gas and Quad-gas cartridge options incorporate the customer’s choice of gas sensors for monitoring. Gas sensors are customer-selected from a range of six sensor types. When the Single-gas or Quad-gas cartridge reaches the end of its serviceable life span, it can be replaced, without taking the device out of service.

Securi-Guard will provide 24/7 monitoring services for G7 and Blackline’s other protection devices from its National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold BS 8484 Lone Worker Monitoring Centre.

In 2014, the company was selected as sole UK monitoring provider by Blackline, a Canadian company, which offers wireless location, and covert tracking. It manufactures and markets both products and services for worker safety monitoring, including lone workers, designed for those employees facing daily risks in their work, including the threat from gas leaks.

As part of the contract, Securi-Guard is also providing advice, support and monitoring solutions for Blackline across Europe, via its Securi-Track service, which was launched in 2011. Securi-Track works with approved security firms in 16 European countries to provide a European police response service to vehicle theft and hijacking abroad. The same platform is being used for round the clock monitoring of Blackline’s lone worker protection devices.


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