Monthly Archives: July 2012


Comply with industry ethics with SmartTask Security

A new Code of Ethics has been released by the close protection section of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), demanding greater transparency, compliance and quality tracking. The code is being heralded as part of the association’s commitment to promoting high standards within the sector and aims at safeguarding the interests of end users. Security […]


Employee monitoring vital as private companies fill police deficit

Private security companies are increasingly being called upon to fill the deficit created by front-line policing cuts, putting greater emphasis on employee monitoring. In a speech on policing, leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband highlighted the dangers a reduction in police numbers can cause to public safety. Already, there have been 5,000 cuts among […]


Dementia Patients Rely on Care Workers for Quality of Life

People with dementia in the UK rely on care workers to retain their quality of life, according to a new study. Between 2010-2011, an estimated total of 543,000 adults of all ages received homecare through their local authority It is believed that such a service is vital to enable dementia patients to stay happy and […]


Time tracking vital for clock watching carers

With an estimated 75 per cent of councils across the country advising carers that they should spend less than half an hour with patients, time tracking software will become key in alleviating some of the pressures of clock watching care providers. Some 640,000 adult carers are operating in the UK, aiding the elderly, sick and […]


Home care monitoring must be efficient amid NHS rationing

As the NHS faces further cuts, experts are calling on the institution to ‘ration’ care and introduce a service charge, potentially putting greater pressure on care providers to monitor their resource usage. The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) claims that the next few years will be the hardest for the UK since the 1950s. “The last […]