Employee travel security often creates special safety considerations ranging from the extreme (such as an employee being kidnapped or subject to crime) to the mundane (an employee falling sick to the flu, and needing medical attention). Organizations ranging from large corporations to small businesses, governments to nonprofits, and even colleges or universities accordingly often with to not only monitor their employees overseas but also be able reach out to them in an emergency (and vice-versa). However, simply monitoring employees in real-time will not due, even though both the iPhone and Android smartphone platforms and their ubiquity have made this possible. Employees are understandably concerned about privacy. We thus see a tension between the need for security and the desire for privacy.
FoneTrac® Solves the Tension between Privacy and Security
Our innovative FoneTrac® app solves this tension in such an effective way that it has been awarded a US patent. You can read more about it, here. In a very innovative way the app is able to monitor employee locations yet preserve their privacy. Perhaps even more important on a practical level is the relationship between FoneTrac and the IMG GlobalSecur back end support system. IMG GlobalSecur means that your organization has a 24/7, 365 days a year support team that can both “push” alerts to employees and executives as well as “be available” on demand when an employee or executive confronts a travel security issue.
Technology, Magic, and Employee Security Overseas
Arthur C. Clarke, the futurist, was quoted as saying “”Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” We wouldn’t consider FoneTrac to be magic, but the ability to thread the needle between privacy and security certainly may make it seem so, but – more importantly – the ability to communicate in a true two-way fashion with employees and executives overseas during a travel emergency will undoubtedly make thankful participants perceive this system as magical. We’re very proud of both the FoneTrac “front end” and the IMG GlobalSecur “back end” as bringing better peace of mind to today’s employees and executive travelers.