2/16/2010 5:03:00 PM
MWC: Lone worker app for Blackberry launched
A lone worker app for Blackberry devices has been launched
at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The app keeps track of workers' whereabouts and can be used by
employers to monitor their workforce's location and to keep
lone workers safe.
The app, known as Guardian24, allows users to log their
whereabouts and daily tasks, send GPS locations and raise an
alert in a time of need. Emergency help can be summoned by
pressing a panic button on the smartphone, even if the keyboard
is locked. It also has a "listen live" function when in Alert
mode, allowing security services to listen in.
Geoff Hayter, Guardian24 executive director said: "Lone and
mobile working can be an essential part of an organisation's
drive for greater efficiency and cost control. Providing these
employees with lone worker support services is essential if
employers are to meet their responsibilities under health and