Positioning methods

Visión general

The Safeture Platform uses a variety of methods and functionality to locate employees. The locations of your employees are continuously uploaded to Safeture’s servers, all in compliance with GDPR.


Positioning methods

1. Mobile app positioning

Positioning through the Safeture mobile application is used for active monitoring. If activated, the Safeture Mobile Application automatically sends location data without any manual input by the end-user. The location is based on GPS, WIFI network, VPN, and Mobile Network connections:

  • WIFI

Being connected to WIFI increases the likelihood that your position reporting will be inaccurate compared to your “true” location. In practice, the position of your internet base station or router, i.e., probably set by your internet provider, will be used as your actual position.

  • VPN

Similar to WIFI, being connected to VPN significantly increases the likelihood that your position reporting will be inaccurate compared to your “true” location. Depending on the VPN setup, it may report your position in a different state or country for privacy purposes. Using VPN can make your device believe that you are at a different location than your real location and thereby report a “false” location on the Safeture App.

  • Mobile Networks

This is the best option for getting an accurate position. In this case, with a strong cellular network connection, your position can be determined by triangulation and GPS (trilateration), theoretically depicted in the graphic. Hence, being in a basement usually decreases the accuracy, while being outdoors increases position accuracy significantly. Also, turning on Bluetooth improves location accuracy as Apple location service utilizes it in reporting positions.

2. Travel Booking Data

If you have access to the Travel Data Module and integrate PNRs (Passenger name records) to Safeture, the platform will use the itinerary location of a trip to locate people, which requires integration with a Travel Management Company, parsing through email, or manual input of travel data.

3. Manual check-ins in the app

The end-user can also manually check in by pressing the check-in button in the app, which will send that person’s location to the Safeture Platform.