How to use Man Down on Android Smartphones

Man Down is the latest lone worker feature provided by Ok Alone. Our Man Down App introduces automatic detection in a movement-based safety feature for Android phones – available with any account with the latest version of the Ok Alone smartphone app.

What is Man Down for lone workers?

Man down (worker down) app systems are calibrated with detection algorithms to automatically detect movement or a lack of movement. Using a worker’s own phone (iPhone or Android) the Man Down feature can be set to a period of time (1 minute- 1 hour) by the worker and if there has been no movement within that time frame an alarm sounds. This alarm allows the worker to check in and verify they are fine. If the worker does not respond to the alarm, then an alert is sent to their supervisor saying there has been no movement.

How to use Man Down on your Android Smartphone

Man down is set up by the worker on their smart phone. To turn it on and choose the movement time, go to the menu and choose settings.

man down settings for android
Man down settings are now available for Android smartphones.

Once in the settings, the lone worker can choose to turn on man down and choose the time between movements. For example, this lone worker has chosen 5 minutes. Once turned on, if they do not move within 5 minutes the app will send notifications to check they are ok.

man down running on android
This lone worker has man down running. The phone monitors their location and if they don’t move within 5 minutes the app will try to alert the worker.

If the phone cannot detect any movement it will try to alert the worker and request they confirm that they are ok. Checking with the worker first before alerting supervisors will eliminate false alarms. 

This worker has not moved within 2 minutes, so the man down app wants to check they are ok. If the worker keeps moving, then no alert will ever go off. However, if they fail to move, perhaps due to loss of consciousness, and do not respond to notifications then their monitor will be alerted. This feature allows lone worker devices to give workers peace of mind, that if something goes wrong a supervisor will be alerted in real time.

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