There is nothing worse than your boss instructing you to install a GPS tracking app on your personal smart phone.

Talk about an invasion of privacy! How dare he! Right…??!!

But hang on a minute… Now that the initial shock has worn off, and I have stepped back to think about what he is trying to do – well, I hate to say it, but it makes sense.

Having someone know exactly where I am may not be as bad as I first thought, especially when Worksafe Australia reports that 115 people have been killed in workplace accidents from 1 January 2017 to 28 August 2017 (Year to date 2017: Preliminary worker deaths by industry of workplace) That is 115 families who’s loved ones did not come home.

No, having someone know where I am, could be quite advantageous.

If I install Safe-halo not only will my boss see where I am, I will also have access to emergency alert buttons as well as instant messaging direct with the office. He will see that I am stuck in traffic, (not at the local café sipping coffee, or buying new shoes) or that I did in fact start work early today.

He can also see that the late scheduling of a 4:30pm appointment, on the other side of town, is truly out of the question, (and not just me wanting to go home early).

But by far the best reason to use Safe-halo would be to access the systems automation. I can reschedule appointments at the push of a button. I can set and forget my login in times. I don’t even have to complete a timesheet any more – the system logs my times and mileage automatically.

Safe-halo also makes some pretty funky snail trails videos of my daily adventures as well. (Might have to log in while I am on holidays overseas next year – for my virtual diary.)

So yes, at first glance having a GPS tracking device installed on my phone does sound like the worst thing ever… But upon review the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

Besides when it comes to my after hours activities…. Well, I have set my auto settings, Safe-halo turns off by itself.

The information contained within this blog is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own situation and legislative requirements before making any decisions.

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