Wristwatch Alarm Enhances Worker Security

An innovative emergency alarm watch with GPS tracking and an integrated mobile phone has been launched by satellite tracking firm Masternaut Three X. Designed as a personal protection solution, the waterproof LoKate wristwatch incorporates a miniature mobile phone and GPS receiver with a panic button allowing mobile workers to alert help if in danger. Using the built-in tracker linked to the Internet, the alarm location is immediately pinpointed on Microsoft Virtual Earth maps or aerial photography by a dedicated control center that monitors the user around the clock. The center can then alert emergency services or other parties that assistance is required. Additional reassurance is provided as the watch doubles as a mobile phone offering voice communication. LoKate runs over the Masternaut vehicle/mobile asset satellite tracking service with voice and data communications handled by a standard GSM/GPRS network. Wearers can be tracked in real-time by authorized personnel using any Internet browser.


As featured in Womp 09 Vol 01 - www.womp-int.com