Lone Worker Safety App For iPhone & Android

Blackline Safety’s lone worker app for smartphones turns your iPhone or Android into a lone worker safety & monitoring device incl alarms & fall detection.

Loner Mobile

With the Loner® Mobile app for smartphones, your handheld Blackberry or iPhone becomes a convenient Blackline-powered employee safety monitoring device. Using your smartphone data connection and internal location technology, Loner Mobile conveys the safety status of employees to monitoring personnel, similar to Blackline’s dedicated safety monitoring solutions, Loner® SMD and Loner® IS.

Available to enhance the capability of Loner Mobile is Blackline’s Loner FDU accessory that provides employees with safety monitoring component with which to interact. Including True Fall Detection®, activity monitoring, an Emergency Latch, and Silent Emergency button, Loner FDU achieves a more comprehensive safety monitoring solution.


Lone worker / Employee safeTy App FEATURES

Safety Alert Types

Emergency hot-key, Missed Check-in alerting, Loner FDU supplements Loner Mobile with additional Safety Alerts.

GPS & Cellular Technology

Real-time GPS tracking

Instant Safety Alerting

Communicates Safety Alerts to Blackline Background Services; Safety Alerts communicated to monitoring personnel via email and SMS; Loner® Portal displays all alerts, contact info, location data and statuses.

Mobile-friendly Web Site

Loner Portal available on web and mobile.

Fall Detection Accessory Loner FDU (Optional)

Enhances Loner Mobile with Blackline’s True Fall Technology®, No Motion (man-down) alerts, Emergency Latch and Silent Alerting; Loner Mobile operation is enhanced by providing the user with a compact, tactile device to operate; Pairs with Loner Mobile using Bluetooth communication.


Safety App Specifications

Smartphone Compatibility

iPhone iOS 5.x and 6.x; BlackBerry OS 4.2.1+ (most smart phone models); Windows Mobile Professional OS 6.x.

True Background App

iPhone; BlackBerry; Windows Mobile.

Operating Modes

Team Member Mode: Protects workers; Team Leader Mode: Mobile monitoring; Team Member & Leader Mode: Protects mobile monitoring personnel.

Safety Features

Emergency button: Press & hold (1 sec) to trigger alert; Worker check-in (optional): Required check-in period (5 – 180 min).

Hot keys

User configurable check-in hot key; User check-in via removal from holster on BlackBerry; User configurable emergency hot key.

Worker Check-in Timer Reset

Delays next check-in request; BlackBerry: Phone activity resets check-in timer; Windows Mobile: Phone activity and keystrokes resets check-in timer.

User Notification Methods

Customizable ringtones with/without vibration.

Assisted GPS

Accuracy: ~5 m (16 ft) outdoors; ~50 m (165 ft) indoors.

Mobile Messaging Methods

Email; Text message (SMS)

Alert Messages

Emergency key-press, Missed Check-in, Low smart phone battery, On-network (power on & return to coverage), Off-network (power off & out of coverage timeout).

GPS Location Publisher

Periodic automatic location reporting: 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, 30, and 60 minutes.


Bell Certified Partner Program (BlackBerry version)

Device Requirements

Blackline GPS activated service plan; GSM/GPRS wireless communication coverage; GPS signal coverage required for GPS locating.

Mapping Services

BlackBerry Maps, Google Maps

Wireless Coverage & Activated Service Plans

Wireless coverage: Depends on carrier; Map coverage: Depends on BlackBerry Maps/Google Maps; Contact Blackline for activated service plan options.

Loner Portal Web App

Features include: Alarm banner, event history, device location mapping, device management, alert & notification settings.

Wireless Coverage & Activated Service Plans

Uses your smartphone’s existing data plan.



Loner Mobile Service

Various service plans are available with economical operation wherever smartphone data communication is available. Contact Blackline GPS for pricing in your country.

Loner 24/7 Central Monitoring Service

Offload your personnel from monitoring, centralizing this responsibility within a professional monitoring service with 24/7 operation. Contact Blackline GPS for further information.



Country Coverage

Coverage is available at any location in which the user’s smartphone receives service. Roaming charges may apply for use outside your smartphone’s home region. Check with your cellular provider for details.

"Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision."

We understand that lone worker safety is not a ‘one size fits all' proposition - and therefore different jobs have different risk profiles that in turn impact on the best solution for that person.

To find out more, tell us your requirements or to request a live demonstration of our service email sales@directsafety.co.nz give us a call on 0800 626 3696