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The rise of the lone worker app – is it time to make the switch?

Dedicated devices have been around for a long time and are a great way to offer personal protection to at-risk employees. However, with the advancement of technology and availability of smartphones, safety apps can offer a new and efficient way of providing protection.

With more and more businesses switching to smartphone technology to keep their staff safe, we take a look at some of the reasons why apps are gaining popularity.

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StaySafe helps Ericsson stay connected and protect lone workers, even in low signal areas

Ericsson is a provider of technology, infrastructure and services to telecommunications operators around the world. As the world’s largest supplier of mobile networks, Ericsson provides mobile and broadband connections to more than 2 billion people globally.

Remote communications

In the UK, Ericsson has a team of over 500 lone workers who carry out maintenance services across the country. Working around the clock and in remote locations, lone working engineers use StaySafe to check-in with their supervisors while they work.

Ericsson has always recognised the importance of monitoring the safety of their lone workers and staying connected whenever they are out in the field. The business has its own in-house response team but needed a more reliable way for their employees to alert them in an emergency. Read more

Beating the mobile blackspot with SMS and satellite options

The ‘mobile blackspot’ – those annoying pockets where you can’t connect to the network, rendering your top of the range smartphone or device useless when you need to make a call. This is of course particularly pertinent if you are trying to use your phone to call or signal for help in an emergency.

Luckily, mobile and internet coverage around the world is continuously expanding. According to Statista.com, the number of mobile phone users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019. In 2014, nearly 60 per cent of the population worldwide owned a mobile phone. Penetration is forecast to continue to grow, going up to 67 per cent by 2019 – which gives a good indication of how much of the world we can reasonably expect to be able to use a mobile device in. Read more

StaySafe continues to enhance lone worker app

Through our close working association with StaySafe we are able to both provide input to the technical direction and strategy for the product, to fit the New Zealand market. We also assist with beta testing and refinement of these new features. Read more

Lone Worker Monitoring using Satellite Technology

The end of mobile blackspots. Lone worker app now has global mobile coverage to protect staff in any location using satellite coverage.

StaySafe has partnered with mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat to provide a lone worker safety solution that continues to protect your employees even if their mobile signal fails.

Utilising satellite coverage means that the StaySafe app and cloud-based hub can monitor employee safety anywhere in the world, with no reduction in functionality or accuracy.

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