Use Siri and your voice to check in whilst Lone Working

Did you know that since January 2019 you could have been using Ok Alone using only your voice when working alone in a vehicle, working on the move or any time you needed to be hands free? The latest version of our Ok Alone lone worker app provides Siri shortcuts so you can use Siri to update your Ok Alone status wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.

What is Siri?

Siri is the voice controlled personal assistant on your iPhone. Siri allows you to use your voice to do things on your iPhone, such as sending an SMS, making a phone call or playing music. Any user with iOS12/13 and Ok Alone can now easily use Siri to start a shift, check in or get help – all by using your voice, completely hands free.

How Does Ok Alone Work with Siri?

When you have installed Ok Alone and registered your account using your Worker ID, you will be provided with some shortcuts to Siri. These short cuts allow you to ‘Open Ok Alone, ‘Start Shift’, Check In’, ‘Get Help’ or ‘End Shift.’ All you need to do is setup a voice command for each action and you’re ready to go. This then allows you to use your voice to ask Siri to perform actions on the Ok Alone lone worker app.

Why use hands free?

Being hands free is a huge benefit to those who drive for work. It allows workers to check in without having to touch their phone, which means their eyes don’t leave the road, their hands stay on the wheel and they don’t risk causing an accident or getting a ticket for using a phone whist driving!

There are many other occupations that can benefit from having hands free check in capabilities

  • Those who work in forestry and may be half-way up a tree felling branches
  • People working in labs who are mid experiment and can’t put down their equipment
  • Someone on a farm driving an ATV to round up sheep or cattle
  • An Engineer installing an air conditioning unit
  • Plumbers part way through removing a section of pipe

All of these people are unable to click a button on their phone.

All of these people would benefit from being able to use voice commands to check in and say they are all right.

To learn more about this amazing feature go to Ok Alone’s website www.okaloneworker.com