Due to a high increase in crime rates worldwide but also the fact that the number of lone workers is undoubtedly increasing driven by advances in wireless communications technology, lone workers’ safety has become a very important issue in many civilized countries. For example, “it is estimated that 22% of the UK’s working population are actually lone workers” a number that is undoubtedly increasing. Companies that employ lone workers, have a duty to assess their risks and take steps so as to avoid or control them where necessary. They may need to take extra precautions to ensure that lone workers are at no greater risk than any other employees.
MyLoneWorkers is the “little brother” of the very successful QR-Patrol. QR-Patrol, which was introduced in 2014 by Terracom, is an innovative cloud solution for security companies and organizations that operate with guards in real time. QR-Patrol is considered one of the fastest growing Guard Tour Patrol systems in the market with more than 700 customers in 47 countries as well as an established network of distributors in 21. The application was considered as groundbreaking by the EU and has received a grand under Horizon 2020, to start developing its successor QR-Patrol PRO.