Remuera, Auckland – December 2, 2019 – Mercari Limited is one of the fastest-growing communications companies in New Zealand. The company today announced the launch of their ‘next generation’ of ‘Lone Worker Devices’, 4G personal safety alarms called LWD-401.
The lone worker device (LWD-401) uses the latest 4G cellular technology to allow users make that vital call, should an emergency occur, with the press of just one button. Working anywhere in the world where there is 4G/3G cellular coverage when activated, it not only calls out to up to eight nominated personal contacts (Including 911 if desired) it also sends an SMS with GPS location details. This allows location finding of the user’s whereabouts using Google Maps along with the voice to voice communication.
Mercari Limited (NZ) spokesperson Christine Yeh explains, “The technology used in the LWD401 can help to remotely monitor an employee’s welfare, enabling the correct type of assistance to be delivered in a duress situation, in a timely manner to a known location, at a very low cost.”
Unlike traditional personal alarm technology, the LWD-401 is not limited geographically as it does not require a landline or base station to communicate an emergency. Working on 4G cellular signals, the device can operate worldwide; in the home, in a warehouse, at the shopping mall or even in a farmer’s field. It is weatherproof, lightweight and easily worn or carried with the included lanyard.
Utilizing the very latest 4G GPS/GPRS/GSM technology, the LWD401 has GPS location finding features which can be invaluable for employers. At any time, the LWD401 can be located by the emergency contacts, so if an employee has gone missing, their exact location can be found within seconds. Similarly, it also uses the GPS/GPRS/GSM functionality for Geo-Fencing. When the Geo-Fencing feature is activated, the device creates an invisible fence around the predetermined area, say a house for instance. Should the device detect it has moved into or out of a Geo fenced area, it will alert the emergency contacts. An invaluable technology for employers that want to contain or exclude employees or contractors from certain areas.
Irrespective of the application being a farmer working in the field, a lone worker in a warehouse, a contractor on a worksite, or an aged resident having absconded from a rest home, this low cost, palm-sized personal alarm and location finding device is set to revolutionize the Health and Safety industries. “We have already sold multiple units to emergency services. They immediately saw the advantages of being able to track the wearers in high-risk situations, and also have the wearers able to contact their commanders if they are in trouble,” says Christine Yeh.
Primarily directed at lone workers, Mercari Limited sees this product transcending across industries, Yeh explains, “We have a wearable technology that can reach out to almost any part of the world at a purchase cost of less than USD$350 per unit with no ongoing costs other than topping up the SIM card. It’s the next generation of Lone Worker Alarms designed to provide employers and business owners an affordable additional layer of health and safety. Its value to lone workers is immeasurable,” says Christine Yeh, Mercari Ltd (NZ).
For more information about Mercari Limited’s LWD401 Lone Worker Device, visit https://www.loneworkerdevices.com.