Demand for a way to ensure staff safety at work resolved.

We have launched the new RedAlert Welfare application that allows employers to keep their employees safe from any danger they might encounter too, at and from work.


Organisations from sectors including manufacturing, retail, professional services, banking and finance are looking at how they can deploy technology to ensure their employees have the protection and support they need when working alone.

More than 33,000 of Our specialist Red Alert devices and applications have been sold to employers up to June this year – an increase of more than 8% when compared with the same period the previous year.

More than 33,000 of Our specialist Red Alert devices and applications have been sold to employers up to June this year – an increase of more than 8% when compared with the same period the previous year.

In addition, a rise in interest is being partly driven by organisations whose staff work in low risk professions and have not previously sought protection from traditional lone worker technology.

Almost 30% more enquiries have been made to Orbis Protect’s Red Alert Welfare team this year than in 2018.


Experts believe that this reflects the changes in the modern workplace, with an increase in flexible and remote working meaning that employers must think differently about how they look out for their staff.

We are responding to this by providing new services to organisations who have a duty of care to its employees, wherever and whenever they are working.

Our chief technology officer Shaun Wilcock said: “As an organisation that has provided protection services to workers over the last two decades, we are seeing a change in the types of organisations who need to provide this level of support for their staff.

“This reflects the changing way of how people work. Housing providers, local authorities and utility companies have long understood the importance of providing a real time support to their lone worker staff 24/7.

“With technology and social changes impacting on the way we work, and more people working flexibly and alone, our services and those of other providers need to adapt to reflect this.”

We have developed our smart solution to enable users to provide a reassuring touchpoint to colleagues and teams who are away from the office.


Available on a smartphone app, Red Alert Welfare connects users with personal support from Orbis’ dedicated alarm receiving centre if they feel unsafe while working.

One client who has been using Red Alert support is Sarah Johnstone, who is a neighbourhood co-ordinator at Thirteen housing association, a long-standing Orbis client.

Sarah said: “Over my eight-year career as a neighbourhood co-ordinator, I do think that being a lone worker has become safer than ever. Our discrete alarms really offer peace of mind and the alarm receiving centre is so valuable. Knowing there’s someone at the end of the device to listen, able to locate me using GPS and can get the emergency services to me if needed, feels very comforting as a lone worker.”

We already provide lone worker protection services for organisations including the NHS, Ocado, Transport for London and HS2.

Orbis Announce New Monitoring Services Director

Orbis are very pleased to welcome Shaun Wilcock who has joined Orbis in the role of Monitoring Services Director. Shaun has 15 years’ experience in leading technology businesses within both IT and security markets. He previously held positions including CTO at Teledata and Head of Technology at Reliance.

Shaun’s appointment to Orbis brings on board a wealth of experience in delivering projects including the NHS Lone Worker Framework, Safe Estates Void Property Monitoring, ISO27001 Information Security Management Accreditation and overall IT integration and automation.

Shaun has successfully grown two BS5979 Cat II security monitoring businesses. He sees his introduction to the business as an opportunity to leverage his experience to bring on board new products and services, apply operational delivery discipline and streamline business processes through the effective use of IT systems.

Shaun says: “I am excited and honoured at the opportunity to lead Orbis’ monitoring services, one of the UK’s market leaders in void property and lone worker solutions. Orbis’ leading position coupled with my background will create a formidable force, providing an exciting roadmap ahead. I look forward to realising our vision together”.