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2022 ADS Security and Innovation Award won by TapSOS for its emergency services app

March 16, 2022

The opening day of Security and Policing 2022 – the Official UK Government Global Security Event saw TapSOS win the 17th annual ADS Security and Innovation Award.

The award was presented by the Home Secretary, Priti Patel and Michael Clayforth-Carr, VP Security and Resilience sector, ADS, following live pitches to a judging panel consisting of senior figures from industry, academics and Government.

TapSOS won for its just tap emergency application, which enables non-verbal communications to the emergency services for those with physical, medical or situational barriers. TapSOS is accredited by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and was praised by the judging panel for addressing issues on inclusivity and diversity and allowing all individuals to contact emergency services when needed.

Becca Hume, Founder and CEO, TapSOS said: “I am honoured to receive the 2022 ADS Security and Innovation award as it highlights my team’s efforts over the past seven years in bringing TapSOS to the market. TapSOS has been built with the needs of people at the core.

“We strive to build products which bring greater inclusivity and accessibility utilising today’s technology to greatest effect.

“Our aim is that TapSOS leads the way in helping deliver digital transformation across 999 and beyond. Receiving the award will enable greater awareness and we welcome you to journey with us and speak to us to find out how we can work with you and your organisation.”

Kevin Craven, ADS Chief Executive said: “My sincere congratulations to TapSOS who has innovated a solution that ensures the emergency services are accessible to all. Accreditation from the DCMS highlights the relevance of TapSOS in breaking down barriers to the emergency services.

“The ADS Security Innovation Awards showcase and celebrate the tenacious innovation, value and dedication of UK companies operating in the Security and Resilience sector.

“Agile and successful companies delivering outstanding capabilities and services are a crucial asset to our flourishing Security and Resilience sector. The sector is growing year by year and makes a significant contribution to the nation’s growth, prosperity and security.

“Congratulations to all companies recognised by the award for their exceptional work and contribution to the UK Security and Resilience sector as we continue to face ever-changing threats and challenges as Global Britain.”

The other products and services shortlisted in the Security and Innovation Awards were:

  • Basis Technology for the use of artificial intelligence in natural language processing;
  • Foster & Freeman for Crime-lite AUTO, which uses multi-spectral illumination to search, detect and capture evidence in a single device;
  • Scanna for a portable x-ray for use in covert investigations.

For more information, visit: www.adsgroup.org.uk

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