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People Monitoring and Safety Solutions

  • Published: September 2012
  • Region: Europe, North America
  • 127 Pages
  • Berg Insight AB


  • 3M Attenti
  • CommonTime
  • G4S
  • Laipac Technology
  • Reach-U LBS
  • Telenav Han
  • MORE

The key applications for people tracking solutions in the consumer and enterprise market segments include mobile workforce management, lone worker protection, offender monitoring, family locator and telecare services. Learn more about the business opportunities associated with people tracking solutions in this 120 page report in Berg Insight's LBS Research Series. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets.

People Monitoring and Safety Solutions is a comprehensive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the people tracking markets in Europe and North America.

This report in the LBS Research Series from Berg Insight provides you with 120 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

This report will allow you to:
- Profit from 30 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
- Identify key players on the European and North American people tracking solution market.
- Learn about the latest propositions from family locator service providers.
- Understand the opportunities and challenges for mobile READ MORE >

Executive summary
1 Overview of people location solutions
1.1 Handsets and location device solutions
1.1.1 Handset-based location solutions
1.1.2 Dedicated people location devices
1.2 Market segmentation
1.2.1 Mobile workforce management
1.2.2 Lone worker protection
1.2.3 Family locator services
1.2.4 Medical and telecare location solutions
1.2.5 Offender monitoring
1.3 The regulatory environment in Europe and North America
1.3.1 European privacy regulations
1.3.2 Privacy and location data regulations in the US
2 Technology overview
2.1 Mobile network location architectures and platforms
2.1.1 Location architecture for GSM/UMTS networks
2.1.2 Location architecture for LTE networks
2.1.3 Control plane and user plane location platforms
2.1.4 Probe-based location platforms
2.2 Mobile location technologies and methods
2.2.1 Cell-ID
2.2.2 Enhanced Cell-ID
2.2.3 RF Pattern Matching
2.2.4 E-OTD, OTDOA and U-TDOA
2.2.5 GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass
2.2.6 Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi positioning
2.2.7 Hybrid, mixed mode and indoor location technologies
2.2.8 Theoretical limitations of positioning technologies
2.3 Handset software platforms
2.3.1 Android
2.3.2 iOS
2.3.3 Windows Phone
2.3.4 BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10
2.3.5 Samsung's Bada platform
2.3.6 Symbian
2.3.7 Brew Mobile Platform
2.3.8 Java Micro Edition
3 Family locator and medical alarm solutions
3.1 Overview of demographics and common medical conditions
3.1.1 The ageing population
3.1.2 Medical conditions
3.2 Mobile family locator services
3.2.1 The European market
3.2.2 The North American market
3.3 Handset location apps and services
3.3.1 Network-based handset location services
3.3.2 People location apps for smartphones
3.4 Consumer oriented location devices
3.4.1 General purpose location devices
3.4.2 Child locator devices and services
3.4.3 Mobile telecare and mobile PERS devices
3.5 Company profiles
3.5.1 GTX Corp: GPS device and app developer for asset and people location
3.5.2 Ilico.net: Pioneer of handset-based services for locating people
3.5.3 Life360: Expanding from family locator apps to broader security solutions
3.5.4 Location Labs: White-label safety app developer expanding beyond the US
3.5.5 TeleCommunication Systems: Leading provider of end-to-end LBS solutions
3.5.6 Amber Alert GPS: Specialises in location devices for children
3.5.7 Buddi: Mobile telecare vendor entering the UK offender monitoring market
3.5.8 Garmin: Leading navigation device vendor entering personal location market
3.5.9 Everon: Developer of GPS wristwatches for telecare and lone workers
3.5.10 Lifecomm: Developer of health and wellness devices for active seniors
3.5.11 Limmex: Swiss telecare wristwatch vendor ramping up sales in Europe
3.5.12 Loc8tor: Tagging and tracking devices for locating assets, pets and people
3.5.13 Location Based Technologies: Creator of the PocketFinder locators
3.5.14 LoJack: Leading SVR provider entering the telecare market
3.5.15 Lok8u: Specialises in GPS wristwatches for children and seniors
3.5.16 LOSTnFOUND: Swiss asset tracking vendor entering the telecare segment
3.5.17 PFO: Fashion accessories with integrated personal alarm
3.5.18 SecuraTrac: Focuses on white-label B2B location solutions
3.5.19 Securus: Focusing on the US personal safety and security device market
3.5.20 SPOT: GPS locator and satellite messenger devices from Globalstar
3.5.21 Tramigo: TLD landmarks facilitates people location without using maps
4 Workforce management and lone worker safety services
4.1 Employment statistics
4.1.1 Employment by industry
4.1.2 Vehicle fleets, mobile workers and lone workers
4.2 Mobile resource management solutions
4.2.1 Mobile workforce management services
4.3 Lone worker protection devices and services
4.3.1 Lone worker legislation and standards
4.3.2 Lone worker protection services
4.4 Company profiles
4.4.1 Actsoft: MRM veteran expanding sales through app stores
4.4.2 Airclic: Specialises in software for logistics and field service companies
4.4.3 ClickSoftware: Expanding MRM to the SMB segment with cloud services
4.4.4 CommonTime: Offers platform for customisable enterprise mobility apps
4.4.5 Contigo: Develops hosted platform for tracking and safety applications
4.4.6 Econz Wireless: Specialises in hosted WFM for the SME segment
4.4.7 FollowUS: Pioneer of handset location services in the UK
4.4.8 Genasys: LBS platform developer and provider of MRM solutions
4.4.9 Panaramix: Complementing low cost WFM with consumer apps
4.4.10 Peoplesafe: Focus on managed lone worker services for the private sector
4.4.11 PocketMobile: Customisable WFM for medium- and large organisations
4.4.12 Reach-U: LBS platform vendor offering WFM service for all handsets
4.4.13 Skyguard: Provider of end-to-end lone worker safety solutions
4.4.14 Telenav: Handset navigation provider seeking growth in MRM services
4.4.15 TrackaPhone: Device agnostic platform for WFM and lone worker services
4.4.16 Trackem: Cloud-based resource management for the SMB market
4.4.17 Vismo: Specialises in security apps for international travellers
4.4.18 Xora: Specialises in cloud-based WFM and fleet management services
4.4.19 Blackline GPS: Moving from consumer to business location services
4.4.20 Connexion2: Identicom device shipments has surpassed 100,000 units
4.4.21 Geonovo: Developer of the Romad RSP-100 lone worker device
4.4.22 Laipac Technology: Expanding from asset tracking to people tracking
4.4.23 SafeLinQ: Location devices for the consumer and business markets
4.4.24 Sonim Technologies: Manufactures the world's most rugged handsets
4.4.25 Twig Com: Complementing TWIG devices with indoor location technology
5 Electronic offender monitoring
5.1 Offender monitoring programmes
5.1.1 Electronic offender monitoring in Europe
5.1.2 Electronic offender monitoring in North America
5.2 Offender monitoring service providers and devices
5.2.1 Monitoring service providers
5.2.2 Offender monitoring and tracking devices
5.3 Company profiles
5.3.1 3M Attenti
5.3.2 G4S
5.3.3 GEO Group
5.3.4 iSECUREtrac
5.3.5 Omnilink Systems
5.3.6 Satellite Tracking of People
5.3.7 SecureAlert
6 Market trends and forecasts
6.1 Market trends and drivers
6.1.1 Ageing population will drive sales of mobile telecare solutions
6.1.2 Rise of smartphones boosts workforce management service adoption
6.1.3 Stricter legislations fuel lone worker protection market
6.1.4 Electronic offender monitoring aims to reduce costs of corrective systems
6.2 Market forecasts
6.2.1 Consumer oriented people tracking solutions
6.2.2 Enterprise workforce management services
6.2.3 Lone worker protection services
6.2.4 Offender monitoring solutions

List of Figures
Figure 1.1: GPS handset shipments (World 2006–2011)
Figure 1.2: Smartphone shipments by vendor and OS (World H1-2012)
Figure 1.3: Bracelet and watch tracking devices
Figure 1.4: Tracking device infrastructure overview
Figure 1.5: Lone worker protection devices
Figure 2.1: Location architecture overview
Figure 2.2: Cellular frequency reuse pattern
Figure 2.3: Cell-ID location methods
Figure 2.4: Performance and limiting factors for key positioning technologies
Figure 3.1: Population by age group (EU27+2 and North America 2010–2020)
Figure 3.2: Number of people suffering from various medical conditions (EU/US 2012)
Figure 3.3: People location services marketed by mobile operators (EU27+2 2012)
Figure 3.4: Operator marketed people tracking services (2012)
Figure 3.5: Third party people tracking services using Cell-ID (EU27+2 2012)
Figure 3.6: People tracking and location sharing apps (August 2012)
Figure 3.7: Consumer oriented people tracking devices
Figure 3.8: Examples of consumer people tracking devices and vendors (2012)
Figure 3.9: Examples of child tracking devices (2012)
Figure 3.10: Mobile PERS devices
Figure 3.11: Examples of mobile PERS and medical alarm devices (2012)
Figure 4.1: Employment by industry (Europe and North America 2012)
Figure 4.2: Examples of mobile workforce management service providers (2012)
Figure 4.3: Workforce management services marketed by operators (2012)
Figure 4.4: Lone worker categories
Figure 4.5: Examples of dedicated lone worker protection devices (2012)
Figure 4.6: UK alarm receiving centres capable of monitoring lone worker alarms (2012)
Figure 4.7: Lone worker protection service providers (UK 2012)
Figure 4.8: Lone worker protection service providers (EU27+2 and North America 2012)
Figure 5.1: Electronic monitoring programmes in Europe (EU27+2 2012)
Figure 5.2: Examples of offender monitoring solution providers (2012)
Figure 5.3: GPS-based offender monitoring devices
Figure 6.1: Smartphone sales by region (2011–2016)
Figure 6.2: Family locator users and revenues (EU27+2 2011–2016)
Figure 6.3: Family locator users and revenues (North America 2011–2016)
Figure 6.4: Mobile telecare users and revenues (EU27+2 2011–2016)
Figure 6.5: Mobile PERS users and revenues (North America 2011–2016)
Figure 6.6: Workforce management users and revenues (EU27+2 2011–2016)
Figure 6.7: Workforce management users and revenues (North America 2011–2016)
Figure 6.8: Lone worker protection devices and services (EU27+2 2011–2016)
Figure 6.9: Lone worker protection devices and services (North America 2011–2016)
Figure 6.10: Offender monitoring systems and revenues (EU27+2 2011–2016)
Figure 6.11: Offender monitoring systems and revenues (North America 2011–2016)

Family locator services to reach 70 million active users in Europe and North America by 2016

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active users of family locator services in Europe and North America is forecasted to grow from 16 million in 2011 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34 percent to reach 70 million in 2016. In terms of number of users, family locator services is the largest segment for people monitoring and safety solutions based on either GPS-enabled smartphones or dedicated cellular/GPS location devices. Many parents are now discovering free and low cost apps that can turn a smartphone into a location device that enable monitoring of family members such as children or elderly. Growing adoption of smartphones has also enabled rapid uptake of business-oriented location apps, such as workforce management services that can improve operational efficiency in organisations with mobile employees. Industry sectors leading the adoption of workforce management include construction, distribution, healthcare and companies with extensive field services operations. Dedicated location devices can be better suited than smartphones for some people location services. Numerous device vendors address the needs of people caring for persons suffering from various medical conditions, such as autism and other cognitive limitations, epilepsy, cardiac problems and diabetes. Another market for dedicated people tracking devices include systems that assist seniors living at home or in care homes. These systems are usually called telecare systems or social alarms in Europe and Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) in the US. Berg Insight estimates that there are already 5 million users of the first generation social alarms connected to wireline networks in Europe and North America. “The addressable market for the next generation mobile social alarms is large as seniors are becoming increasingly active”, says André Malm, senior analyst at Berg Insight. He adds that the design of mobile telecare devices is very important since the wearer should not feel embarrassed by having a device that can be perceived as age-defining.

- 3M Attenti
- Actsoft
- Airclic
- Blackline GPS
- ClickSoftware
- CommonTime
- Connexion2
- Contigo
- Econz Wireless
- FollowUS
- G4S
- Genasys
- GEO Group
- Geonovo Developer
- iSECUREtrac
- Laipac Technology
- Omnilink Systems
- Panaramix
- Peoplesafe
- PocketMobile
- Reach-U LBS
- SafeLinQ
- SecureAlert
- Skyguard
- Sonim Technologies
- Telenav Han
- TrackaPhone
- Trackem Clo
- Twig Com
- Vismo
- Xora Specialises

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