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Pro K9 Limited

Pro K9 Ltd know how key it is to keep their staff safe. The LONEALERT app allows them to fully ensure the safety of their dog handlers with 3 simple taps of the Smartphone app.

LONEALERT is cost effective and very straight forward to use.

This helps meet the companies Duty of Care to staff, protecting the business as well as their guards. LONEALERT "also doubles up as a clocking point," allowing Pro K9 Ltd to guarantee their handlers are in the right place at the right time. All of this occurs in real time, as it happens.

Using LONEALERT allows Pro K9 Ltd to reduce the cost of monitoring their workforce by automating site admin. This allows them to reduce their operating costs. These savings are passed onto their customers. This has allowed them to price competitively to win work whilst maintaining margins.

Who are Pro K9

Pro K9 Ltd’s founders Leon Steward and Jo Steward have spent over a decade working in higher management within the security sector, before deciding to establish Pro K9 Ltd in Cambridgeshire in 2010. Pro K9 Ltd are one of the only companies to safely provide the services of guard dogs. This means their unique understanding allows them to provide a very personal service within the security canine sector.

Industry
Security
Benefits
Improved Safety and Cost Reduction
Product
Smartphone
Pro K9 Ltd LONEALERT Smartphone

Key Features:

  • Meets relevant BS8484 criteria
  • Flexible to operate – available 24/7
  • Accurate location of users
  • Panic Button feature
  • Most functions carried out within app
  • Extremely simple to use
  • Delivery over the air

Key Benefits:

  • Monitor staff locations using GPS
  • Quick and easy to train staff to use
  • Helps meet Duty of care
  • Doubles as a clocking in point
  • Reduced admin costs
  • Online management suit included
  • Helps win service

Pro K9 Ltd’s owner Leon Steward:

The Business’s own view

Leon explained how "LONEALERT is cost effective and very straight forward to use," and because of its simplicity all of his staff can "use it with ease, after only 5 minutes of training.

"Also since using LONEALERT there is no one sat at a computer inputting information. So we didn’t have to hire another staff member to do that." Leon went on to explain how LONEALERT has helped "considerably reduce the costs to our clients by as much as 50% when compared to the old system we used.

"I can see where my workers are and make sure they are doing their job, so I can be certain they are where they are supposed to be," which is undoubtedly helpful for a security company.

There are also advantages in having a digital log book, compared to the old paper based one. LONEALERT is "Very straight forward to use. It has reduced our costs to the client, winning us more business.

"And at the end of the month we can provide a PDF report to our customers of the times dates and places our staff have been, Our clients love this transparency, and it reduces invoice queries."

LONEALERT to the rescue!

There was also an incident on a site that Pro K9 Ltd was supplying security to. An expensive generator went missing from the site and it was believed to have been stolen. Pro K9 Ltd were under suspicion of taking this generator. However, as all of Pro K9 Ltd’s staff working on that site were equipped with the LONEALERT Smartphone app Pro K9 Ltd could prove to the site owners and the insurance company beyond doubt that they were not responsible.

Thanks to the GPS on the LONEALERT App we could prove to our insurance company that none of our staff were at the location when the generator went missing.

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LONEALERT Team

LONEALERT is a leading supplier of lone worker protection solutions and lone worker alarms to protect staff who work remotely, alone or are vulnerable.

Website: www.lonealert.co.uk

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