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Satellite Tracking

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Now available on Apple iOS and Android

Locate and protect your employees anywhere in the world, beyond the limits of standard mobile networks.

  • Easy-to-use, cost-effective satellite tracking solution for remote workers
  • 100% global connectivity using the iridium network
  • Simply pair your phone to a compatible Garmin satellite device

Protect your lone workers, wherever they are.

StaySafe’s Satellite Mode, powered by Garmin, sets a new standard in lone worker protection for remote workers, allowing you to monitor and safeguard your team no matter where they are in the world.

Available for both iOS and Android devices, Satellite Mode seamlessly integrates with the StaySafe app; all you need is a paired Garmin device.

When paired, our intelligent system automatically switches to using Garmin when no other signal is available, guaranteeing uninterrupted connectivity.

This means your employees can continue using the app on their phone with no interruptions, whether they are connected via Wi-Fi, data, or satellite.


Satellite Mode – Ensure the safety of your employees in the world’s most remote locations

Satellite Mode ensures your employees are protected from pole to pole, using the iridium satellite network to provide 100% global connectivity.

Global Connectivity

Using Iridium’s satellite network – the only network to span the entire globe.

Seamless workflow

The app automatically utilises the best available connection for a seamless user experience.

Hub monitoring

Any users connected via satellite are monitored in your cloud-based monitoring Hub, alongside your other employees.

Full app functionality

Satellite mode is compatible with all StaySafe features including panic alerts, welfare checks, fall detection, quick start and driving mode.

what3words integration

Integrated with what3words to ensure help is sent to the right place.

Share between teams

Satellite devices can be easily shared among users, removing the need for manual allocation.

Can I connect my smartphone to a satellite hub instead?

If you would rather your remote workers continue to use their smartphone or tablet in remote areas, the StaySafe app is also fully compatible with Inmarsat’s satellite network.

All the employee needs is a small portable Inmarsat satellite hub which allows them to receive a data connection on multiple devices – so they can continue to use the StaySafe app, as well as receive and make phone calls.

Plus, one Inmarsat satellite hub can be used by multiple employees when working close by on a single site.

Remote employee monitoring, suitable for any industry

Satellite Mode provides a reliable solution for a wide range of industries, including:

Oil, gas and mining

Ensure the safety of your staff working in challenging and remote terrains, or out at sea.

Construction

Safeguard your construction workers, even on the most remote of sites.

Logistics and transport

Monitor the well-being of your drivers across long-haul routes.

Field Services and utilities

Enable your field engineers to stay connected, even in areas with no cellular coverage.

Who should use a satellite tracking device?

Our satellite tracking solution is perfect for anyone regularly travelling to remote areas where even a basic 2G connection cannot be made. Designed to endure falls and harsh weather, the device is suitable for use in any environment.

For employees who experience areas of low – rather than no – connectivity, we also offer a low signal mode, which can be used with a regular smartphone or tablet. Businesses and organisations with remote working employees should use a GPS tracking device to ensure the safety and protection of their field workers.

See StaySafe in action

StaySafe technology is used to protect over 90,000 lone workers around the world, everyday.  

  • Trusted by companies worldwide 
  • Quick and easy to roll out
  • High user engagement 
  • Accurate location tracking 
  • Panic, fall detection and missed welfare-check alarms
  • Suitable for use in the world’s most remote locations

Lone Worker GPS tracking device

The risks for lone workers in remote locations are significantly higher than for staff working in pairs or teams. StaySafe GPS tracking devices provide a reliable way of communicating with control hubs and provide alerts about dangers experienced by lone workers wherever they are.

Employers have a duty of care to anyone working alone which includes being able to provide assistance when danger arises. By providing a means of calling or signalling for help, employers can help to keep their lone workers safe, and to set up systems for providing support as quickly as possible. 

See more about keeping lone workers safe in low and no signal areas.

What is a satellite tracking device?

Satellite trackers are a means of communication via an orbiting satellite using GPS (Global Positioning System). They perform in a similar way to mobile phones, but are not dependent on being in range of a mobile phone network. 

Mobile phone coverage is affected by your proximity to a mobile phone mast, and by physical obstructions such as buildings, hills and mountains. Signal is also likely to be weak or non-existent if working underground, and when travelling users may go in and out of signal. The weather also has a bearing on the strength of signal, particularly in heavy rain or snow. Even in a relatively smaller countries, there can remain significant areas where no signal is available. 

Our satellite trackers by contrast work anywhere in the world. With 100% global coverage, users are able to to text, call and, most importantly, to send and receive data to control hubs and emergency systems.

How do satellite tracking devices work?

Satellite communications take place via a continuous wave sent by a network of orbiting satellite using GPS. The wavelength used by the satellites to communicate with a GPS device determines its position accurately, and allows transmission and reception of data and messages. 

Read more about lone worker tracking systems.

How do GPS trackers help lone worker safety?

Lone workers, with no help available from colleagues at their side, need at all times to be able to send alerts for help. The speed with which an alert is sent and acted upon by support teams is critical in serious safety situations. Even when the threat of injury or danger is less, the ability to call for help is essential for the well-being of employees. 

GPS trackers also provide accurate data for monitoring employee movements which can be tracked by controllers. Irregular movement, or non-movement, can indicate problems, and, with the right systems in place, the control centre can check with the remote worker that all is well and act accordingly.

How do you use a GPS tracker?

When switched on, our GPS tracker devices use the Iridium network of cross-linked satellites which provide 100% coverage throughout the globe to give the exact location of workers. The data can be monitored at our cloud-based hub. 

Our device includes a panic button to send alerts when lone workers are in danger and in need of help. The hand-held appliance can also be used as an accurate navigation aid, using the in-built compass, mapping and breadcrumb capabilities. A further useful safety function is the provision of weather reports.

The device batteries have a life of 100 hours if used for continual tracking, or 30 days if in power saving mode. They can be easily reassigned to other team members, and can be worn on a lanyard, attached to clothing or to a vehicle dashboard. Importantly too they are particularly rugged and can withstand the rigours of bad weather and use in challenging environments.

Do GPS trackers work on mobile phones?

The latest versions of almost all mainstream smartphone operating systems include GPS capabilities which can be turned on or off. Mobile phones are able to store a location at any point in time and communicate it to a monitoring hub or to another mobile device or office based computer. Communications are through SMS, GPRS, Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G/5G connection.

The StaySafe app is a GPS tracking app which is easily installed on mobile phones, and provides the full range of GPS connectivity. Our hub operates with GPS communications alongside mobile network communications, so control systems for both technologies can run seamlessly side by side.

GPS tracker device vs smartphone

GPS enabled smart phones offer much of the same functionality as our purpose-made GPS tracker devices, but it is important to recognise that smartphones are made to operate only in normal conditions. Designed to appeal to consumer markets, they are suitable for most everyday use cases, but they are not produced for tough environments.

StaySafe GPS trackers come with full satellite tracking functionality in place. The devices are also built to withstand extreme weather and damp. They won’t be damaged if dropped and are easy to handle even when users are under stress or in difficult situations. 

For lone workers in very remote places, a GPS tracking device may well be the best option.

What our customers say about StaySafe

“Our employees commend the app for it’s ease-of-use. They know they will get help even in remote areas and when working out-of-hours. Implementing StaySafe has improved our level of care to our employees.”

Padriac Dolan

HSEQ Manager, Celtic Anglian Water

“Prior to StaySafe we relied on traditional safety practices such as texting or calling the office, which became even more problematic in remote areas. Our employees now feel protected whilst at work.”

Stephen Kidley

Senior Operations Manager, enGlobe

“We work in remote areas of South Australia with vulnerable people, so needed a way to monitor staff safely. StaySafe was the only app that had all the key safety features with a fallback option when phones go out of range.”

Zeico Skeldon

Assistant Manager Partners in Recovery, Country and Outback Health