Category: Safe-halo

The Truth About Battery Life on Mobile Devices (Using Internet/Phone Signal)

Companies that build mobile devices and their operating systems like to boast about battery life. But extended battery life is not achieved through the provision of better batteries, it mainly comes down to the device’s operating system. This is evident when you put your phone down and leave it for a period of time. It is as if the device “goes to sleep.”

These operating systems are much like a bear hibernating for winter – A bear will slow its heart beat and metabolism down to only just achieve what is needed to keep it alive. The operating system does the same in your phone. The system will wake up if the phone senses movement or it is triggered by something like an incoming call or text. It will continue to operate at 100% until your put the device down again.

When Safe-halo is turned on it will track the owner, even when the phone goes to sleep. The tracking data is stored on the device and relayed back to the Safe-halo management system as soon as the phone has been woken up and has phone or internet signal.

Safe-halo has been designed for Users in the field, knowing that these Users are active and on the move. When Users are active or moving their smart devices are awake. Hence Safe-halo is extremely efficient at doing is task.

The number 1 question we are asked is, “Why is my location sometimes shown wrong on the map?” 95% of the time this is because the device has gone to sleep, while sitting on a desk, in a daypack/bag or the User has been out of network range. The map shows the last known location for the device.  Safe-halo will continue to store the GPS coordinates on the mobile device in preparation to upload to the server, as soon as the device is awake, and signal is available again.

We have now included additional design features within Safe-halo, that both manually and automatically wake the device up remotely from the webserver. Safe-halo is now able to “ping” the device. A feature that is super advantageous when a user is in the field and has not moved within a period that they should have.

We also recommend that users of the Safe-halo app regularly log out and login of Safe-halo (every couple of days,) as each time you do this, the app will complete a “handshake” with the server ensuring that all information is keep up to date. Please note that the schedule function on the app is designed to turn the app on and off, it does not automate data updates.

If you have any questions or require further information about how Safe-halo can safe guard your employees, please contact the team at 152HQ on 1300 965 192.

Safe-halo is a cutting-edge remote worker management system. Protect and monitor your workforce today. Take our free 30-day trial today!

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.

152HQ Awarded Gold for Digital Disruption

Exciting times at 152HQ, as we were awarded Gold Disruptor for 2018 at the national ACS Digital Disruptor Award for Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer: Corporate. This award is recognition of how 152HQ with Safe-halo have digitally disrupted remote worker management systems.

As award recipients, 152HQ are honoured to be recognised as a team of ICT professionals who are at the forefront of digital innovation.

Award background:

The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of productivity, innovation and business that can deliver valuable, tangible results.

Find further competition and awards details at https://reimagination.acs.org.au/disruptors.html

Product background:

The Safe-halo application is able to enhance a user’s smart device, enabling the GPS signal to still be sent from the very outer fringes of network range. The device then reports a User’s safety status and location back to a web based management system. This week 152HQ are also excited to announce that we can now link Safe-halo to personal GPS tracking devices, such as Spot 3, offering users 100% coverage.

Safe-halo is successfully implemented into South32, Centennial Coal and Peabody Energy operations within New South Wales, offering real time visibility and peace of mind when it comes to remote worker management.

Check out our video : https://player.vimeo.com/video/298703254

Get on board with Safe-halo at www.safe-halo.net or www.152hq.com

Safe-halo is a cutting edge remote worker management system. Protect and monitor your workforce today. Take our free 30-day trial today!

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.

Safe-Halo Case Study: Environmental Officer

INTRODUCTION
As an environmental consultant, I am engaged by the Forestry Corporation of NSW to undertake inspections within state forests and plantation areas. My task brief often includes tactical planning, forestry road inspections, inventory assessments, timber stand assessments, timber harvesting plans and environmental assessments. As an independent consultant, I preform these tasks alone.I can recall during my time managing staff at Forestry Corporation of NSW, that we would use a manual working alone register, which relied upon a broad location description and an estimated call in time. It was always difficult to determine how long to wait after the nominated call in time had passed, to send assistance or initiate a rescue party. An App such as Safe-halo would have easily tracked and located the employee, enabling quick and precise decisions on assistance or otherwise.
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Who Will Watch Over Me?

Do you remember your first day of school?

Beaming with pride knowing that now you now ready to attend “big school”. Wearing your new uniform freshly pressed. Hair tied up in school ribbons. Shoes all shiny. Armed with a pack of brand new coloured pencils, all contained within your Strawberry Shortcake pencil case.

Not only did you look good for your “first day photo” but you were also beaming with confidence – knowing that you can take on anything the school system could dish out.

You stroll hand in hand with your biggest supporter, Mum (or Dad) right up to the class room door. You know you are ready. You’ve got this!

But then the most inconceivable thing happens. And your world is shattered.

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MOBILE SIGNAL A PROBLEM?

3 GREAT FEATURES THAT ALLOW SAFE-HALO TO COMBAT INTERMITTENT SIGNAL COVERAGE.
1 January 2017 to 25 September 2017 saw 120 Australian employees fatally injured at work, with 61% of these fatalities occurring within the Transport, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industries. It is assumed that a number of these fatalities involved lone, remote or isolated workers.

Often lone workers are forced to deal with intermittent mobile phone coverage because of the remote locations and terrain that they are working within.

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