Mobile LWP: Mobile security for field workers

Review posted Sun 18 Mar '12  ·  24 comments
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Mobile LWP is the third in a series of next generation mobile tracking applications for android after the very impressive Mobile Track and Mobile Monitor. The LWP here refers to Lone Worker Protection and is a security and management solution for field based employees who work in the community, conduct home visits, are a single operator or employ late night staff to ensure safety and protection.
 
Mobile LWP is Crystal Ball’s third recent innovative mobile app. This one's aim is to keep employers constantly updated with the welfare and safety of their lone workers without the need for an additional or dedicated device. LWP  is compatible with most popular smartphones and is essential for employees who are either field based (eg. sales staff and service engineers,) working in the community (eg. traffic wardens, probation officers and taxi drivers,) conducting home visits (eg. health workers, social workers, vets, domestic engineers and real estate agents,) working outside normal hours or are the only person on the premises (eg. security workers and night shift workers.)  It differs from many of the current lone worker solutions available as it allows the lone worker to manage their own routine welfare check at `intervals’ but with the flexibility to extend or cancel the session at any time. Mobile LWP is easy to install and simple to use so there are no issues with complex menu navigation or multiple options. This is particularly important in high-risk situations when keeping calm is essential. In an emergency situation, `panic’ alarms can be activated discretely on the mobile phone even when the keypad is locked and will request assistance for the lone worker if they are unable to activate the panic alarm. This is done by the routine welfare check `timed out’ function, which automatically raises the alarm there and then. The employer is updated on the lone worker’s welfare status in real-time via a user-friendly web-portal. In addition, panic alerts can be monitored by a BS5979 Cat II Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) if required. All of the compliant devices in conjunction with Mobile LWP have been fully tested and accredited to meet the Lone Worker BS8484 code of practice.
 
As in Crystal Ball's other recent tracking apps, Mobile LWP offers a really efficient way of tracking people you are responsible for. LWP is a set of tools that ensures the safety of your mobile staff whether they be doctors, taxi drivers or gas station attendants. It allows employers to constantly monitor the welfare of their lone workers, or ones who work or visit remote locations, without the need for any other additional or dedicated devices. 
It's main benefits include it's provision with all relevant legislation including Health and Safety issues, provides real time monitoring and a full history and works with most smartphones including Symbian and android.



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