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The head of Telematics at Plymouth-based monitoring firm Securi-Guard has landed a role with a new group on Lone Worker protection, set up by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).
Pete Stanley, pictured, is one of eight industry people who make up BSIA’s recently launched Lone Worker Section.
BSIA – the trade association for the private security industry in the UK – decided to launch the new section in recognition of the market for lone worker protection products and services. Securi-Guard offers National Security Inspectorate (NSI) BS8484 Gold accredited Lone Worker Services.
Securi-Guard now has more than 1800 customers in its Lone Worker Protection Scheme, ranging from bailiffs, debt collectors and court enforcement officers to council workers and health and safety officers.
Pete said: “As one of only a few companies providing BS8484 accredited Lone Worker services this is an opportunity for Securi-Guard to play a key role in supporting and helping to shape future developments in this important service. I am delighted and honoured to be asked to help BSIA and other leading providers of Lone Worker services bring our combined expertise and knowledge to what is a very dynamic and fast growing market.”
James Kelly, Chief Executive of BSIA, said: “The BSIA’s Lone Worker Industry Group has been growing for a number of years now – both in influence and in numbers – and it is excellent to see the group become a fully-fledged section of membership in its own right.
“With the Lone Worker market being so dynamic and fast-growing, the importance of quality is paramount. Members of the section represent the hallmark of quality and I look forward to watching the section progress, exerting its influence in developing industry standards and codes of practice, along with promoting the importance of the BS8484 standard.”
Pete’s appointment to the new group – launched at the IFSEC event at Birmingham’s NEC in May – is in recognition of his experience of Lone Worker products and monitoring services, as well as in the field of telematics.
As a member of Securi-Guard’s Monitoring Services team, Pete provides support for both existing and potential clients, as well as providers of telematics/lone worker products monitored by Securi-Guard’s Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC)/Secure Operating Centre (SOC)
He was also instrumental in the launch of Securi-Guard’s Securi-Track system, offering vehicle tracking incident management services across Europe with the help of a specially recruited team of security companies in key European countries.
NSI Lone Worker accreditation is one of five Gold awards Securi-Guard holds for its Monitoring services:. The company’s further gold awards are for:
· ARC intruder alarm monitoring
· ARC fire alarm monitoring
· RVRC CCTV monitoring
· SOC Vehicle Tracking.
Originally formed in 1966 and under the same directorship since April 1982, Securi-Guard is based at Darklake View, Estover, Plymouth, it employs around 180 people.