Posted 2015-05-26

With the modern technology, nowadays you can do much more with your mobile devices than the obvious activities like calling and messaging your friends and it seems that these devices are now a crucial tool for use in organizations.

Which mobile phone owner would not like to have the ability to track his phone especially when it gets stolen? Or which employer would not like to have the ability to monitor his lone workers in order to keep them safe?

With capabilities such as GPS tracking and Geo tagging built in every single mobile device, tracking systems are now playing a key role in thousands of businesses all over the world.

Job dispatch

By knowing where your lone workers are at any time opens up many benefits. For instance, imagine you have all your employees out in the field doing their jobs. If you receive a call from your customer requiring your services, you can easily see where your employees are, which one is the closest to the customer and even re-route them. It is much faster and more efficient than asking each member of your staff to report in where they are. Oh, and of course, this way you can keep your customers happy as you will be able to give them accurate and complete information about their product delivery or when an engineer will arrive at their location.

Lone Worker Tracking

Lone worker tracking systems have transformed the safety of people working outside the traditional office environment especially for those who are exposed to high risk activities. Our Mobile Protect, a lone worker solution, enables organizations to monitor their field workers status and location in real-time but more importantly it transforms their mobile devices in a personal safety tool. Lone workers are able to raise alarms when they are in distress and in need of immediate assistance.

 

Although mobile tracking solutions bring various advantages by improving communications and allowing a much easier way of managing field workers, you will probably wonder how your workers might react as they don’t want to be monitored. But going back to the traditional way of working in an office from 9 to 5, what is then the difference between a manager walking around the office to see what is going on and a manager being able to check his employees’ status? Plus, everybody who owns a mobile device, already has their movement tracked to a certain extend with apps like Facebook, Twitter and so on.

These concerns can be addressed by explaining to your employees how the system works, what benefits it brings to them and the company, letting them know who can see what and when and ensuring them that the system is stopped after work time.