Are you reading this at work?
Are you alone?
That’s not a proposition, and it’s not that crazy a question these days.
Some 15 percent of the overall workforce in Canada, the U.S., and Europe are said to be “lone workers”, people who work alone continuously or at various times throughout their workday. There are an estimated 1.3 billion mobile workers around the world, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates.
London, ON-based tech company Antris is one of the leading developers of lone worker protection tools, including integrated smartphone apps and cloud-based SaaS (software as a service) platforms.
Significantly, Antris is one of the first Canadian companies to make use of another Canadian development, a geolocation mapping tool and geographic information system known as ArcGIS that scan map and update employee locations in real-time. The AntrisPRO app allows workers to check in through their mobile devices and it sends automated notifications to supervisors when workers may be at risk.