UK-based lone working experts Safepoint has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with ADT – one of the world’s most trusted security brands – to better protect its growing user base.
For the first time ever, ADT will be using its unrivalled experience in commercial security to protect workers outside the office.
The move comes as a major vote of confidence for lone working and staff management company Safepoint which, since 2017, have worked hard to modernise the workplace safety sector.
How Safepoint keeps workers safe
More than 20% of the UK workforce are classified as 'lone workers' – from nurses to construction workers, estate agents to sales reps. While perfectly legal, working alone can increase the risk of significant injury, and should be taken seriously.
Safepoint helps companies protect and organise its staff through its award-winning apps and wearable devices, as well as a 24/7 emergency response service. If a Safepoint user is injured or unresponsive, a smart alarm (complete with the user’s live location and safety information) is sent to a team of expert responders.
Within 10 seconds of an alarm being triggered, the response team will attempt to check in with the user. If at any point the team feels that there is a genuine emergency, they are trained and qualified to liaise with the emergency services.
By providing a faster and more intelligent system for protecting lone workers, Safepoint offers a truly lifesaving service.
How ADT is helping Safepoint protect workers in the UK and abroad
ADT has signed an exclusive contract to manage Safepoint’s 24/7 emergency response service from its purpose-built alarm receiving centre.
Safepoint says that, due to a series of exciting innovations in its product, it are seeing its user base increase dramatically. It has partnered with ADT to ensure that it can keep up with this new demand while maintaining the high quality its clients are used to.
Safepoint’s CEO, Callum Coombes, explained further: 'Safepoint has grown rapidly in the last half a decade. Through our apps and wearable devices, we are now protecting workers across four continents for organisations such as Mitsubishi, Michelin, Age UK, and the NHS. Working closely with ADT – and in particular their alarm monitoring team – means that we can utilise 150 years of experience from the world’s most well-known security company. This is going to allow us to provide an even better service for our customers and will help us protect more workers in the future.'
The new partnership is sure to prove popular among Safepoint’s existing and future customers. ADT’s residential division protects more than 240,000 customers and enjoys an 'Excellent' rating on Trustpilot, while its business alarms are often rated the best in the UK.
Of the partnership, Adam Norris, head of sales at ADT Electronic Security had this to say: 'We at ADT are always looking for new ways to provide security, support and peace of mind to our customers. As market-leading providers of business security, we’re really excited about this new partnership. Keeping staff safe when they’re working remotely is really important and we believe that Safepoint provides the most advanced and comprehensive solution on the market.'
More than just emergencies
Safepoint’s partnership with ADT is only the most recent development in a series of innovations. Earlier this year, Safepoint became the first lone working solution to bring comprehensive team management features into its app.
It says that this addition was a response to an increasing number of their clients working remotely, flexibly, part-time, or from home. Some of its clients are travelling between different continents without ever stepping into a traditional office. For these workers, Safepoint is not just a tool for emergencies, it's an essential part of the daily logistics of a modern business.
Callum explained this concept further: 'The app is completely unique in that it brings together all the benefits of a lone working system with some really helpful team management features. That means Safepoint is not just about keeping workers safe; it is also about keeping teams connected and organised in an ever-more remote working environment. We’re aiming to be the all-in-one solution for keeping staff safe and organised –wherever, whenever and however they want to work.'
Safepoint is out to change the face of workplace safety and to make teams safer and more productive, wherever they are. Now, with the support of one of the world’s most respected security companies, that aim seems closer than ever.
Safepoint’s ADT-backed lone working and staff management system is available now – with exclusive discounts for charities and enterprise clients. Those interested can start a completely free trial at safepointapp.com or they can book in a demo at safepointapp.com/book-a-meeting.