MERCURIEN AND LONEALARM ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER EMERGENCY APP FOR SMARTPHONES


SYDNEY July 10, 2014

Today, Mercurien Pty Ltd and LoneAlarm Pty Ltd announce a marketing partnership to offer LoneAlarm’s smartphone application. The Lone Worker/Lone Person app extends Mercurien’s driver risk management system to and on-the-job and personal safety.

LoneAlarm is a natural fit for Mercurien customers seeking to improve employee safety when car drivers leave their company vehicles, but remain under their employer’s “Duty of Care”.

The App is in final testing and discussions are underway with potential partners and customers.

“We are excited to integrate LoneAlarm’s personal safety solutions into our service offerings, because we believe our target market of enterprise businesses and their insurers will recognize the benefits of a total solution for their mobile workforces.” commented Michael Graham, CEO, Mercurien Pty Ltd.

“Traditional offerings require a separate piece of hardware”, says Graham “but with smartphone penetration above 70% in a few years we think that smartphone functionality and cloud deployment models will trump third party hardware.”

“Our platform-independent smartphone solution — with automatic fall detection, interval timer or ‘Dead Man Switch’ and a panic button — offers a simple, user-friendly, cost-effective response to the safety and compliance requirements that govern workplaces today.” says Peter Beadle, founder and CEO of Lone Alarm.

“The applications of this are intriguing to us”, says Mercurien’s Graham. “We have been developing a driving app for some time and this affords extra functionality to simple applications like log books and driver distress notifications. We think it is an essential part of the WH&S regime in the workplace.”

The Enterprise version of the system allows for centralised call centre routing, supervisor notification and can be deployed from a corporate intranet.  The personal version will be available soon in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

For More Information
Michael Graham
Mercurien
P: +61414 507 450
E: michael.graham@mercurien.com
W: mercurien.com

Ned Strong
LoneAlarm Pty Ltd
P: +61419 879 588
E: ned@lonealarm.com:8000
W: lonealarm.com:8000

About Mercurien
Mercurien is focused on systems that making driving safer cheaper and better for us all. BetterDriver – The In Car Coach for at Risk Drivers has been developed as a system for the measurement and management of driver risk. Using advanced telemetry and analytics the BetterDriver system can be used for fleet management and optimisation, driver coaching and Usage Based Insurance.

About LoneAlarm
LoneAlarm focuses on improving the safety of lone workers in all environments. 
A developer of integrated smartphone applications and back-end systems for detecting, monitoring and responding to personal emergency needs, LoneAlarm offers its business and consumer solutions using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.