• G Gillard
    6
    Hi Folks,
    I am after some recommendations for a lone worker monitoring unit. We want something easy to use/wear and cost effective.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance.
  • Peter Bateman
    84
    Great question - but just a note to potential respondents: please keep any recommendations limited to your own organisation's experience (ie: this is a non-commercial forum, so we don't want suppliers of lone worker solutions piling in ...)
  • Graham Neate
    25
    The two types of lone work that are the highest level of risk for our organisation are truck drivers operating self-loading logging trucks and fertiliser trucks working in remote areas that are steep and with no phone nor RT coverage. We've looked at rollover devices and man down devices but opted for a small portable device called a Spot Gen 3. They work off satellites and have a check in mode, can use a customised message and also have an SOS button. They also have a tracking system based on google maps. Hope this helps.
  • Petra Hakansson
    3
    Hi. Yes we're a supplier (albeit hardware agnostic but we do supply some devices). I'm sure Peter knew I'd be wading in, uninvited :) Because I'm passionate about knowledgeable advice based on real experience. We are not fans of Spot devices in a commercial environment.

    There are a number of independent reviews which have been done; copy and paste the link below for a really thorough review.
    https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/camping-and-hiking/best-personal-locator-beacon
  • Tiller Wilson
    0
    Good question. I had the same problem. Are there any analogues of the Spot device? And if such devices are available, then what is the cost of these devices?
  • Sheree Box
    0
    It really depends on your risk for example would a phone app be adequate or do you require something more advanced. We have different devices for different areas, non-require check ins as this is to open to human error.
  • Brian Holmes
    3
    Take a look at verisafe.co.nz . I like it because it's simple, transparent and it works.
  • Mhari Clark-McCall
    0
    I agree with Brian - Verisafe is a great system and a not for profit organisation built on providing a call for help for domestic violence sufferers. Contact Hannah Millward for a run through:
    We're about to trial a small device called a "flic" https://flic.io/ for receptions and alike - you can programme it to do a multitude of things and use other software to send messages, emails, or sound alerts in other systems. Doesn't have the installation costs of monitored systems or the monthly bill.
  • Eve Riley
    0
    We have been looking or some robust outdoor gear and have had a lot of support from Entec
  • Phil Anderson
    0
    Try vault Solo it's a great Lone Worker Platform.
    Vault Solo
  • Rob McAulay
    16
    Depending upon your industry, Solo Protect may be worth a look
  • Albert
    4
    Tait put out a good system...
  • Michael Wilson
    46
    We use Trackme. They would well and the send a message to a call centre for callbacks and then escalation.
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