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Android Lone Worker Alarm Shortlisted For Award

Guardian 24 : 10 May, 2013  (New Product)
Guardian24 reaches shortlist of IFSEC awards for best lone worker protection system with its Android based alarm for vulnerable employees
Android Lone Worker Alarm Shortlisted For Award

Guardian24, Belfast based company are delighted to be short listed for the first IFSEC award acknowledging leading Lone Worker solution providers in the UK.

IFSEC International 2013, 13th – 16th May at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, is the only event to bring together the entire international security buying and influencing chain. Over 25,000 security professionals meet 650+ exhibitors from over 100 countries to discover the very latest innovations within the commercial security and fire safety market.

The IFSEC ‘Lone Worker Protection Solution of the Year’ award is a celebration and an acknowledgement of product and technological innovation within the lone worker market.

Guardian24 have been shortlisted for their ‘Work Safe, Work Smart’ Lone Worker Solution via an Android smartphone. The Android solution was launched in March 2012, after a survey was conducted using a sample audience of 30,000 lone workers who use a lone worker solution. The results showed that 87% of these lone workers used their lone worker solution via their mobile phone or smartphone.  Since its launch the Android solution has been adapted by various clients within local authorities, housing associations, charities and most recently one of the largest insurance companies in the UK.  Clients use the Android solution in various ways to suit their individual needs.  

Guardian24’s ‘Work Safe, Work Smart’ solutions allow customers to take advantage of the trend towards BYOD (bring your own device) among employees, freeing employers from the financial and time considerations inherent in the device evaluation and procurement processes. Users now have a lone worker solution on the device they are comfortable and familiar with. As phones evolve the Guardian24 solution keeps pace by exploiting new technologies that have become standard on lone worker devices. The G24 app evolves as part of the dynamic Android world, ready to exploit the advantages and advances in the world’s fastest growing, most successful mobile platform.

Guardian24 via the Android platform solution allows lone workers to log timed activities giving all details of their task and whereabouts, get GPS location fixes of their location and raise an alert through a discreet panic button in a time of need. With the Android solution an alert can be raised even if the smartphone keyboard is locked, this enables the lone worker to summon help covertly; without alerting the source of the threat. In an emergency situation Guardian24 will record live audio and immediately notify nominated respondents or an Alarm Receiving Centre enabling them to assess the seriousness of the threat and the level of response necessary.  With an Android smartphone, lone workers can use a single portable device for email, voice, text and now personal safety.

Guardian24 is currently used by over 33,000 individuals in the UK and Ireland. These individuals work in various industries such as Housing, NHS, Financial Institutions, Local Government and Charities. Within these industries these individuals perform important roles alone in the community such as Housing Officers, District Nurses, Estate Agents and Community Workers.    

Henry Woods, CEO of Guardian24 commented: “Being shortlisted for this award is a real achievement. We pride ourselves in offering a cost effective and innovative lone worker solution and are delighted to be recognised for our cutting edge Android solution.”
The Awards will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on Monday 13 May.

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