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A new smartphone app that automatically transforms a smartphone into a lone worker protection device has been launched by Safe Shores Monitoring.
The Companion application has been developed by the Glasgow-based company to utilise a range of smart phone features to ensure employees working alone are safe from danger.
Safe Shores Monitoring believes Companion delivers the most advanced man-down detection system available by harnessing the array of sensors available within the device and combining sensor data with advanced algorithms to validate genuine situations of jeopardy.
Other features of the app include screen-lock button override which can be pressed discretely if circumstances prevent the lone worker from speaking or indicating they need help.
Companion uses sophisticated location technologies, including the phone’s GPS to trace the location of the user, which can then be shared with emergency services if required.
Features of the app enable system users to record and report their working activities and stay safe.
It is also connected by Safe Shores Monitoring’s Police Preferred Specification Archangel cloud service to deliver a contextually-aware, intelligence-driven solution.
Safe Shores Monitoring’s lone worker system can be connected to its Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) that operates 24/7, 365 days a year.
The ARC and system are certified to the highest industry standards, which means it can bypass the 999 system to deliver priority access to police, fire and ambulance control rooms across the UK. Based in Dunoon, Argyll, the ARC’s staff are highly experienced and trained to locate the alarm user, listen to the call and assess the situation.
The ARC offers emergency services mission-critical information if they are required to offer support.
“Our Companion App has been developed by our in-house team of software specialists to put the most effective lone worker safety device in the hands of any employee who has a smartphone,” said Chief Executive, Tom Morton.
“Companion has features that aren’t available elsewhere on the market and we are excited to make it available to our new and existing clients.”