Think GPS Technology is Keeping Your Lone Workers Safe? Think Again.

Five Reasons Why GPS Alone Isn’t Enough to Protect Your Workers

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Satellite technologies have evolved to the point that nearly every smart device comes equipped with the ability to track and report GPS location.  The workforce has picked up on this trend, and many employers today use satellite devices to track their workers and assets in remote areas.

GPS is a powerful tool that can help businesses improve communication within a mobile workforce, but where GPS often fails is in providing a complete safety monitoring system.  Read on for the top 5 reasons that GPS alone isn’t enough when it comes to safety for your workers.

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Communication Breakdown: GPS Tracking vs. Check-in Messages

Knowing When to Operate and When to Automate

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monitorWhen it comes to finding a safety monitoring solution, there are many decisions to make. Along with deciding how employees will access a system, you may have to decide what kind of information they leave. One of the major considerations when deciding on a lone worker safety system is whether to opt for check-in based safety or automated reports using GPS.

In this post we’ll break down some of the differences between check-in and GPS-based systems, and determine which solution provides better value.

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