Patrols & Lone Worker Protection System for Android Smartphones.
The application is used for monitoring of lone workers and seniors.
The application serves as client to an online service. A contract with the service provider is required. For details see the service provider website www.touchguard.eu.
The app aims to provide an easy to use all-in-one solution.
Usual operational mode of the application is default launcher.
Loneworker system according to BS8484 specification (British Standard - Code of Practice for the provision of lone worker device services). The system provides automatic alert SMS messages, phone calls and server alarms. The application detects alarm condition using device sensors and panic button.
The app should provide the simplest possible user experience to the users.
On the first launch, the application asks for required permissions.
The second step is pairing of the app to the server account.
Special permissions used by this app:
BIND_DEVICE_ADMIN - The application can become Device Admin to temporarily prevent accidental uninstallation. Only the dispatcher (with correct permissions) can choose whether the app is Device Admin.
SEND_SMS - This permission is used for sending loneworker emergency SMS.
This app uses the Device Administrator permission. If manager enables Device Admin this app can't be uninstalled until the manager disables Device Admin. There are no uses policies.
Because this app is an accessibility service, it can observe your actions, retrieve window content, and observe text that you type.
Application is used for higher productivity and safe work environment as a Lone worker protection system. For safer work we use Accessibility Services API to prevent leaving application to be sure, app will work on foreground in case of emergency.
To begin using Accessibility service TOUCHGUARD:
- Navigate to Settings > Accessibility
- Locate and turn on TouchGuard