How Do You Guarantee Lone Worker Safety?

Traditionally, security teams have relied on manual check-ins to address safety concerns for lone workers. However, this approach is accompanied by inefficiencies, often falling short of genuinely protecting lone workers and resulting in response time delays and increased vulnerability.

As modern-day physical security threats continue to rise, it has become increasingly evident that lone security workers face heightened risks in the line of duty. Whether they’re working solo at night or during the day, these frontline workers require comprehensive, enhanced security measures to ensure their safety.

TrackTik Redefines Lone Worker Protection

TrackTik’s innovative approach integrates the power of the guard tour system and security guard scheduling software, offering a seamless solution that prioritizes safety above all else. Gone are the days of manual check-ins.

TrackTik technology automates the process, providing real-time monitoring and peace of mind for both employees and employers.

How Lone Worker Systems Enhance Your Employee’s SafetyWhat Is Lone Worker Protection and Security Guard Tour Tracking?

Lone workers perform their jobs out of sight of their supervisors and require continuous tracking to ensure their safety. Security guard tracking technology can aid in lone worker protection by:

  • Proactively monitoring lone worker’s location and movements.
  • Equipping lone workers with the tools to signal for help when in distress.
  • Sending alerts when employees become unresponsive.
  • Expanding communication channels for lone workers to check in.

The security industry takes lone worker protection to the next level because of the added threat of outside aggressors. Not only does security guard tour management software provide real-time GPS monitoring of officers on patrol, but more comprehensive solutions also support advanced features. Guards can document incidents, and dispatchers can quickly send help when called.

Top Lone Worker Protection Features for Security Teams

1. Real-time location tracking.

One essential aspect of lone worker systems is GPS security guard tracking. Effortlessly keep track of security guard’s whereabouts, ensuring their safety and your peace of mind. Geofencing complements GPS tracking to enhance lone worker protection. This feature creates boundaries notifying you when a security guard enters or exits specific areas, further ensuring their safety and strengthening your security measures.

2. Alerts and check-ins.

Stay informed with late lone worker alerts if a security guard misses their check-ins. Quickly signal your presence using our mobile app or an IVR, ensuring seamless communication and peace of mind for both guards and supervisors. BOLO alerts are essential notifications that offer security personnel critical information about individuals or situations of interest, accessible through the message board.

3. Increase check-in frequency.

Employees can now increase their check-in frequency in high-risk scenarios, monitoring their well-being closely. Administrators set a baseline requirement (e.g., once per hour), while employees have the freedom to adjust as needed. Configure the frequency-based view at the portal level to align effortlessly with your organization’s needs and implement it across each site as required. Say goodbye to manual selection for Lone Worker check-ins; instead, specify the frequency in minutes, duration, and affected positions easily.

4. Panic alert.

The panic button is a crucial safety measure for lone workers, providing them with a vital tool to request immediate assistance in times of distress. It can be activated manually through our mobile app or triggered by shaking the device.

5. Hazard alert.

If a lone worker is embarking upon a risky or seemingly hazardous task, they can activate a hazard alert. Upon activation of the hazard alert, a safety timer is launched and can seamlessly escalate to a panic alert if necessary, or they can deactivate the timer once they are no longer exposed to any risk. This integrated feature enhances emergency response and underscores our commitment to proactive safety measures in hazardous situations.

6. Watch mode.

Lone workers can utilize Watch Mode as a valuable tool for documenting their surroundings and any potential hazards they encounter. This feature lets lone workers capture video footage of interventions or hazardous situations during their shifts. The recorded footage is uploaded to the portal in real-time and is valuable documentation for reporting incidents or emergencies.

How Lone Worker Systems Enhance Your Employee’s SafetyWhy is Lone Worker Safety Important?

Protecting lone workers is important because it allows all employees to do their jobs confidently, knowing that help is available if something goes wrong. Lone worker safety solutions help minimize damage from incidents by notifying command centers when a lone worker is in danger. Security teams can reduce incident response times in the event of an emergency.

Remember that it is the employer’s responsibility to protect lone workers from risk. You could be held liable for damages or hit with compliance violation fines. It could cost you if an employee is injured on shift and it’s proven you didn’t take adequate steps to protect them.

How Lone Worker Systems Enhance Your Employee’s SafetyProtect Your Lone Workers with TrackTik’s Guarding Suite

Officers have access to immediate assistance when equipped with effective lone-worker software tools. Managers can rest assured that guards are safe knowing where lone workers are at all times. Clients have the peace of mind of knowing their property is protected and the individuals who protect it are exposed to minimal risk.

Keeping track of lone workers is an essential feature of a well-rounded security workforce management software suite. To learn more about how TrackTik can enhance safety for lone workers, maximize your resources, enhance scheduling, deliver better service, and ultimately improve your bottom line, book a free demo today.