Sectors - Civil

New Video-Enabled Protection Launches

SureCam and Peoplesafe have joined forces to create and develop the construction industry’s first lone worker service, better protecting remote employees.

The two companies will launch a video-enabled solution which allows footage to be viewed direct from the cameras fitted onto a vehicle in the event of an alarm being raised via Peoplesafe’s app. It will also provide added insight into what has occurred; as well as this, it will furnish additional evidence, should it be needed.

Sam Footer, Strategic Partnership Director at SureCam, explained: “This integrated safety solution is the first in the marketplace to combine the benefits of a lone worker protection service with those of video telematics. The partnership has brought together two likeminded businesses, both leaders in their respective fields, to create a health and safety service that safeguards mobile employees when they are most at risk.”

Peoplesafe’s lone worker app has been integrated with SureCam’s video telematics platform, and will provide employees with a quick and easy way to request assistance in the event of a road collision, or if they are away from their vehicle. By enhancing the functionality of the app, controllers at Peoplesafe’s Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) will now have access to both audio and video, as well as a detailed employee profile via its portal. Footage from SureCam’s forward and dual-facing cameras will provide immediate evidence of what has happened at the front, the rear or the inside of the vehicle when an incident is reported.

Naz Dossa, CEO of Peoplesafe, commented: “Remote employees are often the most in danger when they exit the vehicle – as a result of slips, trips, falls or an act of violence – but there is still a high level of risk associated with driving for work.

“Our lone worker services are enhanced by offering another layer of protection to that already provided by vehicle tracking and video telematics. By working with industry-leading technology partners, such as SureCam, we can develop innovative, sector-specific solutions that mitigate employee risk and support high levels of duty of care. This is an important part of our growth strategy among vehicle operations within the fleet, road transport, FM and construction sectors.”

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