Location, location, location
An employee relying on a lone worker device in a threatening situation needs to know their system will work fast.
One key speed performance indicator is the time it takes to get a location fix on the device, known as the time to first fix, or the TTFF. This time differs depending on various factors, including the technology.
While most lone worker devices use GPS alone, SoloProtect ID is the first, and currently the only, dedicated lone worker device that utilizes GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) technology.
The makers, UK-based SoloProtect, will be exhibiting the SoloProtect ID at the Retail Risk – Los Angeles conference on February 22nd. To register for the conference, free to all retailers, go to http://www.retailrisk.com/los-angeles/.
GNSS uses nearly three times as many satellites as GPS, including those available to GPS, making the TTFF both quicker and more accurate—critical for the call to action.
Without a fast TTFF in a genuine emergency situation, opportunities to record and react to what happens in the early stages of an incident may be lost.
With pre-loaded “maps” of multiple satellite networks via A-GNSS (Assisted-GNSS), it is often possible to get a location fix within seconds.
Calls from the device in the US are connected to the SoloProtect Monitoring Center where a team of Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher (AEMD), Cross CPR, and HIPAA-certified operators, will support you in the event of an emergency.
Having a reliable alarm system is vital to employees and to employers, and can result in fewer days off work and less attrition. Additionally, using the device reduces the need for the deployment of pairs on a buddy system.
SoloProtect says it will continue exploring new technology to help lower the risk of those working alone, and employing GNSS and A-GNSS marks momentous headway in reducing the time it takes to assist a lone worker in their emergency.
SoloProtect’s solutions have been adopted by leading brands including HH Hunt, Penn Engineering, Sky, Hilti, The Body Shop, John Lewis, Holiday Inn, L’Oreal and Albany International, to name a few.
Source: Loss and Prevention News