Mobile device monitors fieldworkers in dangerous conditions

January 19, 2018  - By

Winter weather can make fieldwork more dangerous. If a worker falls off a structure, becomes trapped or is otherwise incapacitated, in a remote location or working alone, he or she could be without aid for hours.

The Mobile Defender Model-S (MD-S) by SecuraTrac is designed to monitor field workers and provide alerts to keep them safe. It provides global GPS services and is able to withstand extreme conditions and uses.

In an emergency situation, taking out a cell phone or tablet to make a call or send a message is not always possible.

The MD-S monitors worker status and can immediately call for help if a problem is detected. The worker can also press a button to be connected to responders.

The MD-S features SecuraTrac’s new fall advisory capability and more than 30 days of battery life on a single charge, the company said.