Dedicated lone worker and safety devices have been around for a long time and are a great option to ensure your workers return home safely. However, the advancement of technology and availability of smartphones means safety apps can offer a new and more 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.
One of the greatest benefits of switching to safety apps is their accessibility. Most people carry mobile phones with them at all times and most wouldn’t leave the house without them. Lone worker apps, like StaySafe, don’t rely on the employee having to remember a separate device.
ALWAYS UP TO DATE
With technology always improving every day it is important that technology stays up to date and relevant. For apps, systems can stay up to date with any new technology through regular updates.
RANGE OF FUNCTIONALITY
There is often a misconception that the functionality of apps is limited. However, apps can utilise all of the functionality of a smart device, which in reality is some of the best technology on the market. Best of all StaySafe’s technology is user-friendly while also providing a broad range of functions for a variety of users.
EASY ROLL OUT
Lone worker apps can be easily downloaded straight onto the user’s phone. Few resources are needed and the user can use the app the same day of purchase, with little setup time.
Because apps do not require any equipment, the cost is low for the business. The cost of running apps is also low as most apps are designed to use very little data.
The most advanced lone worker safety apps can also utilise satellite connectivity, such as RescuePlus. Under normal circumstances, apps and devices both rely on signal to send alerts and location data.
In the cases where the cellular network doesn’t work on smartphones, we offer RescuePlus, which connects to 66 satellites to provide you with unprecedented coverage.
In some work environments, the ability to wear a device is more suitable for the type of work being carried out. If working on a one-to-one basis or at height, a wearable device provides a secure, accessible and discreet way to access panic and check-in functions.
StaySafe can be paired with VBTTN Watch, a small wearable button, which gives the user a quick, easy and discreet way to check in or send a panic alert. This device is especially useful for businesses who have a diverse workforce, where staff perform differing roles.