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Location technologies

Overview
The ability to locate your lone workers at any time is a key element in securing their safety. In commercial circumstances location information can also serve resource management purposes, enabling you to monitor the whereabouts and movements of your staff and assets. This data can be scheduled in accordance with client and subscriber requirements.

Positions are 'obtained' via a number of sophisticated monitoring technologies:

Cell-site standard location service (Location API)

Enhanced Cell ID database

Global Positioning System (GPS)

These technologies work alongside the most accurate location method of all - the human voice. Lone workers can leave verbal details of their current position before entering a higher risk situation.


Summary of location technology accuracies  

Area
Cell-site standard location service (Location API)
Enhanced Cell ID database
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Urban
50m - 500m
50m - 250m
5 - 30m
Suburban
250m - 3Km
250m - 500m
5 - 30m
Rural
3Km - 10Km
500m - 1Km
5 - 30m

 
Device / location compatibility

General device
 
Location compatibilities
Mobile phones, PDAs and BlackBerry® devices
 
Location API; Cell ID
Windows Mobile 5 devices
 

Location API; Cell ID; GPS

IdentiCare
 

Location API; Cell ID

MobiCare
 

Location API; Cell ID

MobiCare GPS
 

Location API; Cell ID; GPS

MaxCare
 
Location API; Cell ID; GPS
SiteCare
 
N/A (Fixed site location)


Legislation
Argyll is registered with the Data Protection Registrar. Our services are operated with confidentiality clauses and all our personnel are vetted in accordance with the current Disclosure process. All device location and personal data is handled with the utmost confidentiality and with due respect for relevant privacy laws, legislation and industry codes of practice.


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