The BlackBerry and Pocket PC devices that have enabled workers to operate more effectively while on the move can now help employers meet their duty of care, thanks to VeriLocation's latest product launch – a new online Personal Tracking Solution. The solution is based on VeriLocation's leading bespoke web-based GPS tracking software and works with BlackBerry or Pocket PC devices with built-in GPS chip sets. This enables individuals, as well as vehicles, to be traced in real-time using the internet to an accuracy of 10 metres anywhere in the world.
Employers' duty of care
Andrew Overton, Managing Director at VeriLocation comments: “Many mobile or remote workers rely on a BlackBerry or Pocket PC to keep in touch. Our new solution provides additional business benefits because the tracking software is running in the background. Employers have a duty of care to all their employees and lone workers can be vulnerable in certain places or at different times of the day. In addition, the VeriLocation personal tracking solution can include a panic alarm which, when activated, transfers through to a manned 24 hour monitoring station.
Extensive online services
Individuals are traced in real-time using the established VeriLocation website, which is currently accessed by over 6,000 customers in the UK, Europe and Middle East. Andrew Overton continues: “A new individual can be added to the system just as easily as adding a new vehicle to the fleet. They have all the same benefits and can access the same services online as VL-Fleet customers. These include unique street level mapping, aerial photography and finding out the speed and direction of travel – both inside and out of a vehicle. Geofence alerts can also be set up to notify colleagues when a worker has arrived at specific location. The software even works out journey times and distances so expense reports can be produced automatically.
“In addition, users can view their calendars from the system and see actual locations of appointments within the context of the daily planner. They can send details of revised appointments or jobs using wireless push email, via a BlackBerry or Microsoft Web Outlook.”
VeriLocation's Personal Tracking solution differs from other available systems as it provides a complete and cost-effective package from one supplier. With just one direct debit payment each month, it is easy to administer and the employee has one handy device for all their communications. Many other personal tracking devices currently available on the market rely on SIM card tracking, whereas GPS is much more accurate. Customers report the device able to locate a position even inside buildings and in the boots of cars.
More information can be found at www.verilocation.com or by calling VeriLocation on 01604 859854.
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