Market for lone worker monitoring services growing

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Dublin—The market for lone worker protection solutions and services in Europe and North America is forecasted to grow to 260 million in 2022, up from 110 million in 2017, according to the "People Monitoring and Safety Solutions - 6th Edition" from Research and Markets.

The number of users of dedicated lone worker safety devices based on GPS and cellular technology on the European market is estimated to grow from 500,000 users in 2017 to reach 1.1 million users at the end of 2022. In North America, the number of such users is estimated to grow from 155,000 in 2017, to reach 375,000 at the end of 2022.

North America more than 40 percent of solutions are based on apps for smartphones and tablets, and are forecasted to account for an increasing share of lone worker safety solutions in the coming years.

The lone worker safety market is led by a handful of specialist companies based mainly in the UK and Canada, where legislation specifically addressing the safety of lone workers has fostered growth, the study found.