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Tracking device for remote workers

30 Jan 17 A new GPS tracking device has been launched to enable lone workers to raise an SOS alarm in the event of an emergency.

The tracking device can be used to raise an alarm in any situation
The tracking device can be used to raise an alarm in any situation

Manufacturer AMI Group says that its personal protection tracking system for lone workers offers additional support for employees who may be at risk.

The Guardian Lone Worker tracking system is smaller than a standard car key fob and can be pocketed, placed on a lanyard or put on a keyring. Using GPS tracking, it enables employers to maintain contact with their employees at all times, and also allows workers to raise an alarm in the event of an emergency.

AMI Group operations director Peter Stockton said: “This is an exciting development as it allows employers to maintain contact with their colleagues at all times and can assist them in times of trouble. It’s a very small, discreet device, but it’s highly cost-effective and is packed full of features. Up to five telephone numbers can be entered to receive alerts when employees stray too far, fall or press the SOS button. Text alerts provide street locations and clickable Google map links; the device can even make and receive two way voice calls. A great feature is that a huge range of alerts and functions can be customised to meet the needs of individual organisations.”

Last year Morrison Utility Services developed a smart phone app offering a similar service for lone workers. [See previous report here.]

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