Guardian24 Awarded NSI Gold Including BS 8484:2016
National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) Guarding Gold has been awarded to Guardian24
This certifies that we have met the requirements of BS 8484:2016, BS 5979 (Category II) and ISO 9001:2015. Together, these form the recognised British Standard for Lone Worker Security.
We’ve also achieved BS 7858:2012 which is the British Security Screening standard for staff. Guardian24 employees are security screened and cleared against this exacting standard.
We are dedicated to ensuring that our operational processes and product development road-map continue to exceed our customers’ expectations. We strive to release innovative products and provide reliable lone working solutions, to BS 8484:2016 standards.
For a full list of Guardian24’s accreditations, click here.
Guardian24 has Unique Reference Numbers (URNs) for all UK Police forces (where available) and local numbers for Irish forces. This allows us direct access to Police control rooms and bypassing the 999 service. This system provides a far quicker response to the lone worker requiring assistance.
A note on British Standards relating to lone worker systems
BS 8484 is the British Standard for the provision of lone worker device services. The standard defines both lone worker devices and Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) compliance. It also covers aspects such as sound financial grounding, data security and training from the lone worker solution supplier. BS 5979 is the British Standard specifically relating to the standard of ARCs.
The National Police Chief’s Council’s (NPCC) Security Systems Policy is issued to Police forces specifying when and how the Police will respond to a lone worker alarm. It calls for lone worker devices to be audited against BS 8484 and for the ARC to conform to Category II of BS 5979. It is impossible to guarantee a Police response to a lone worker system which does not conform to both standards.
To view a statement from the National Police Chiefs Council on priority Police responses, click here.