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Getting a Heads Up on ‘Man Down’: People Tracking on the Rise

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Berg Insight has just-released a new report entitled “People Monitoring and Safety Solutions (2nd Edition)“, which covers many types of solutions including mobile workforce management, lone worker protection, offender monitoring, family locator and telecare services.

LoneWorkerWhether it’s the parent of an unruly teen, the caregiver of an elder suffering from a memory loss condition or an operations manager sending a worker to a remote and high-risk site, people and companies want the peace of mind these types of solutions can provide.

According to Berg Insight, “there were an estimated 30 million active users of family locator and location sharing apps in Europe and North America in Q2-2013.” And the addressable market for the next generation of these solutions is even larger.

Corporations are increasingly opting to rely on locator solutions to address mobile workforce management needs. According to Berg Insight forecasts, the number of active users of such services in Europe and North America will increase to 4.2M in 2018. Everything from tracking individuals in construction, distribution and field service sites to lone worker safety and  “man down!” sensors are popular for the industrial market.

At the end of the day, knowing whether your remotely-located employee (or your mischievous teen) is safe is among the most valuable information technology can provide.

You can download the Berg Insight report at

http://www.berginsight.com/ShowReport.aspx?m_m=3&id=172

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Mark Kuiack

Mark Kuiack is Director of Digital Marketing for ORBCOMM. He is responsible for the strategic direction of ORBCOMM's web and social media presence, and has over 15 years of experience in marketing and writing about various technology applications.

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