No one likes the idea of being tracked throughout their work day, however, if you are a lone worker it could literally save your life.
Why Worker Tracking is Important
Employee tracking is a way for companies to know where their workers are and that they are safe. This is often done using a specific device or through a Smartphone app. It is vitally important that employers know where their lone workers are; but tracking should only be done during a worker’s shift and only when necessary, for instance if a worker has not checked in or has requested help.
We only track worker location when they are working
A phone’s operating system may generate location data for a variety of reasons and it can make that information available to apps. The Ok Alone app stops receiving location data unless the person is on-shift and working. This means that even if the worker remains logged into the Ok Alone app, but they are not on-shift/working Ok Alone is not collecting location data. Control over location settings is handled by the worker through the app, not the supervisor. This gives the workers themselves control.
How Ok Alone tracks your workers
Ok Alone uses GPS technology to offer full tracking services for lone workers. GPS High uses the phones GPS to provide continuous data updated every 10 seconds and is the most accurate setting. This ensures you have up to date information on your worker’s position when you need it.
This can also be scaled down to Non GPS mode, which uses local cell towers to pin point worker’s locations and automatically updates throughout their shift. The Non GPS mode runs in the background having minimal effect on the phone’s battery life, but is not recommended if the worker is frequently moving locations.
During a shift the lone worker’s location is also updated every time the app gets a location update and when they check in. This means you will have a clear picture of your lone worker’s last known location should they fail to check in or if they send a help request asking for immediate assistance.