GetHomeSafe vs the humble Text Message

We hear of so many Lone Worker or Journey Management policies requiring people working or traveling alone to text in to confirm they are Home Safe that we thought a head to head comparison with GHS is needed.  

Don't get us wrong, we think texting to confirm you are Ok is great, the 160 characters of text message is a perfect snippet of info to confirm you are home safe and it takes very little effort or cost (if any) to do. 

But if a text message confirms you are Ok, what says you are in need of help?  

The answer is silence. If you rely on text messages to confirm someone is ok, silence is what you are relying to know a worker is down.   

We are yet to meet anyone who thinks silence is a useful, effective or compliant way of arranging anything, let alone help for a team member in need of assistance.

Given the shear number of company’s who currently use a text message safety system for protecting their lone workers we have created a handy comparison table to compare GHS vs the humble text message.


  • Confirms you are Home Safe
  • Works with iPhone and Android
  • Allows you to check-in during your task
  • Reminds you to check-in
  • Actively alerts someone if you are over due
  • Requires someone to deactivate the alert
  • Situational awareness for your whole team
  • Live GPS tracking
  • Remaining battery life tracking
  • Escalation alerting
  • Integration with payroll
  • Data for Health and Safety reports