Smartphone applications are increasingly being used to enable lone workers to raise the alarm in an emergency, and offer many advantages over standalone GPS-based alarm devices, explains Rebecca Pick.

Lone worker monitoring and alarm technology has advanced radically over the past decade, leading to significant improvements in how vulnerable lone employees can call for help in an emergency and their location be identified by those receiving the alarm. So what are some of the significant changes in technology, what options are currently available and what further advances might we see in the future?

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