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November 2, 2021

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Safety app protects remote workers

If you’re regularly faced with social risks such as aggressive behaviour or verbal abuse, carrying a dedicated personal safety device is essential to ensure you can discreetly call for help, without needing to make a call on your mobile phone (because this could cause the situation to escalate).

However, what if social risk isn’t a regular occurrence for you but you’re sometimes faced with situations that make you feel uncomfortable? What if you regularly work remotely and worry that there would be no one available to assist if an incident were to occur? What if you have a known health issue and want to ensure you can easily call for help if something were to happen?

Equip remote workers with a personal safety mobile app

In any of the scenarios outlined above, deploying a personal safety mobile app to your colleagues, rather than a dedicated lone working device could be the best option for you.

The cost-effective and intuitive app provides reassurance to remote workers that 24/7 support is available quickly and easily whenever they need it.

It’s a fantastic middle ground option for employees who do not need to rely on total discretion to call for help. Although, it’s significantly more discreet than making a 999 call, and much faster.

Homeworkers, commuters, delivery drivers, utility workers, and construction workers who don’t require the ultimate discretion of a dedicated lone worker device are all benefiting from SoloProtect Mobile’s safety features.

How does the app work?

In the event of an emergency, the app user can easily activate a “Red Alert”. This opens a call with SoloProtect’s Monitoring Centre where specially trained operators will listen in to the situation, locate the mobile device using geolocation technology, and initiate an appropriate response e.g. calling the emergency services and/or a colleague or family member.

The app also features automatic fall detection, and a Ready2Talk ® function which is designed for use in situations where there’s clear evidence of a potential for risk and the user would benefit from having someone by their side e.g. locking up a retail store alone in a high-risk area or climbing a high ladder in bad weather.

And, not only this, if enabled, managers can use the location information available within the “SoloProtect Insights” platform to deliver significant operational benefits including monitoring the progress of deliveries or jobs, and efficiently redeploying remote workers to where they’re needed most.

So whether you’re looking to expand your existing lone worker safety provision to remote colleagues, you’re looking for a good entry point, or you want to use location information to optimise operations, SoloProtect Mobile is a fantastic solution.

Competition: Win a 3-month FREE trial and an iPad Mini

SoloProtect is offering you the chance to win a 3-month FREE trial of SoloProtect Mobile. There will be 3 lucky winners, selected at random.

One of these 3 winners will also win an iPad Mini.

The mobile app trial applies to a maximum of 20 users within your organisation. It’s, therefore, a fantastic opportunity for 20 colleagues to experience the benefits of a personal safety solution, first-hand.

Click here to enter this SoloProtect competition.

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