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Welcome to the GetHomeSafe Blog, where the GetHomeSafe team will keep you in the loop with our latest developments, releases, and adventures!

Scheduled Maintenance Complete

19 September 2020

Scheduled maintenance is now complete, and the GetHomeSafe system is back online.

GetHomeSafe System Downtime Notice - 19th September 2020

17 September 2020

We want to make you aware that this Saturday (19 September 2020) at 11:00am NZST, there will be scheduled downtime of GetHomeSafe for approximately 1-2 hours.

Mandown alerting now live on iOS Lone Worker App & other improvements

26 June 2020

Mandown alerting via our iOS Lone Worker app is now live, along with several other minor improvements and bugs fixes in version 1.2.2 (77).

App based no-movement alerting (Mandown Alerts)

8 June 2020

Mandown alerting through an app is now in beta testing.

Single Sign On now live

27 April 2020

Our biggest improvement in the past five years is now live!

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Article in the NZ Herald & Otago Daily TImes

26 April 2020

Thank you Jacob McSweeny for making the time for the interview and article.

Maintenance Completed

23 April 2020

Scheduled maintenance has been completed and all quality assessment checks have been completed and the system is fully back online.

Scheduled Down Time - 23/04/2020

21 April 2020

Please note we are undertaking scheduled maintenance on the 23th between 5.30am and 6.30am

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How to use GetHomeSafe for Contact Tracing

20 April 2020

With the initial COVID-19 lock downs being slowly lifted we are receiving more and more requests from existing and new customers on how to using our tracking app for contact tracing.

Working Alone From Home – Health & Safety Thoughts

1 April 2020

I’m not sure how everyone else is coping but it’s a topsy turvy week! Moving computers possibly desks and chairs, making sure internet connections are working and while still trying...

COVID-19 Update - Working remotely

24 March 2020

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COVID-19 Business Continuity Update

19 March 2020

It is mostly business as usual for GetHomeSafe with all non-essential contact (onsite training) and travel paused until further notice.

Pricing Update

17 March 2020

A small change to our pricing is coming into effect on the 1st of April 2020, with our listed pricing being solely in USD.

Single Sign On (SSO) is coming

3 March 2020

We are please to announce that one of our biggest user experience investments is nearing completion.

New Year, New City, New Office

3 February 2020

Some big news for us, 2020 has started with a big move from Queenstown to a brand new office in Dunedin.

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eLearning & Implementation Support Now Live

3 December 2019

GetHomeSafe has just launched our full service Implementation Support package, with the main feature being our new eLearning modules.

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Game Changer - eRoads integration now live!

20 November 2019

We are please to announce that GetHomeSafe has fully integrated with our second external tracking partner, eRoads.

Beta Testing - Combined vehicle & lone worker tracking solution

7 October 2019

We are super excited to let this one out of the bag, we are current beta testing a combined vehicle & remote/lone worker tracking solution.

Real Time Hazard Reporting

13 September 2019

You can now export a report of all check in notes made from both your App, but more impressively from your Garmin InReach, allowing hazard reporting on the go.

Online Learning & Competency Testing coming soon

17 July 2019

Filming has wrapped up, we are now full steam ahead editing and compiling online learning modules.

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Remote worker monitoring completely from your Satellite Garmin InReach device

2 July 2019

Start a remote worker welfare plan from anywhere in the world, check-in and sign off as homesafe; all from one device!

Log Tasks via your Desktop

9 May 2019

Safety monitoring without GPS tracking is now live.

New Reporting Options

15 February 2019

Several new reporting options are coming online this week, here is a quick summary, we have had great feedback on these, so check them out!

Short listed for WorkSafe's Lone Worker Monitoring Tender

31 January 2019

After a mammoth effort by the team, we submitted a very comprehensive tender to WorkSafe for their Lone Worker Monitoring System requirements in late December and have just been informed...

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Further Satellite Intergations

15 January 2019

Based on our successful implementation of stage one of our integration with Garmin InReach and Spot GEN3 devices, we are rolling out stage two.

New Feature Updates

24 November 2018

Over the coming weeks we are rolling out a significant package of improvements.

15th Sept -Scheduled Upgrade

12 September 2018

Between 8pm and 9pm GMT Get Home Safe will be going offline for a short period of time while we perform an important system update.

Feature Update: Duress now Silent alert, content changes and click to call

19 July 2018

Some new features went live today, including a refresh of the content in alert emails and text messages.

Two Factor Authentication now optional

10 June 2018

New Security Feature Update.

A few system troubles today

31 May 2018

Update: Resolved at 7pm UTC 30th May

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Free Flight Plan App

29 May 2018

Due to the popular demand of recreational pilots logging their flight plans with our free safety app, we have added a couple of new features.

GPDR - Improvements to our Privacy Policy

25 May 2018

At Get Home Safe privacy and trust is a fundamental value of why we exist. We take great pride in being trusted by you to process, store and care for...

Wearable Panic button now live

18 May 2018

Recent updates to our Lone Worker and Personal Safety apps now have the ability to integrate with a wearable Bluetooth panic button.

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Coming Soon - Bluetooth Panic Buttons

5 April 2018

While there are lots of panic buttons we could have used, we have chosen V BTTN by vsnmobil.com, a proven and reliable button that integrates seamlessly with both our Android...

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When is working alone actually working alone?

28 March 2018

Occupational Health and Safety legislation in most countries has some requirement for putting in place measures for staff who work alone.

New App Updates out today

15 January 2018

Just a quick note explaining the updates on both our personal safety and corporate safety apps that came out today, 15th of Jan 2018

Vehicle tracking vs a lone worker safety app

12 December 2017

Are you weighing up the options of vehicle tracking vs a lone worker safety app for your Journey Management? It may surprise you how many companies use both.

Some Users Experiencing Issues

3 November 2017

12.30pm: Some users have been experiencing difficulty interacting with the GHS system since 11.30am 3rd Nov, mainly being unable to finish their tasks or cancel alerted tasks.

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Feature update: Supervisor Notes & Incident Reporting

20 October 2017

Supervisors can now write notes on a task timeline; perfect for recording all actions taken when following up someone working alone who has not checked in as planned.

Maintenance Complete

14 September 2017

Our system all back up and running!

Scheduled Maintenance - 14th Sept

13 September 2017

New Email Options

17 August 2017

We have listened to your feedback and added a heap of new notification options you for our personal and lone worker safety apps.

Major refresh of Android Personal Safety App

8 August 2017

If you are a user of our Android version of our GetHomeSafe – Personal Safety app you will be pleased to know there is a major update ready for downloading...

Admin users- minor login Issues

25 May 2017

We are currently working through some minor login issues for Admin users and expect to have a solution live shortly.

New Feature - Online Safety Documents

8 May 2017

For our Corporate Safety and Enterprise clients; online storage and viewing of your safety documentation is now live and is included for free in your subscription

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Team Settings page now live

4 April 2017

We are pleased to announce to our GetHomeSafe - Corporate clients the arrival of a new Teams Setting page as the replacement of our currently escalation alert process.

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PIN Protection now optional

28 March 2017

With our latest update of our Android and iOS Corporate Safety Apps we are pleased to announce PIN protection is now optional.

Update for Android Corporate Safety App

6 March 2017

A new update for our Android Corporate Safety App is now live and should improve the user experience greatly.

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How To: Set Up A Buddy System for working alone

1 March 2017

The term Buddy System dates back to the 1940’s and has it’s origins in the US Military, where pilots would look out for each other, often referred to as wingmen,...

Phone Call Alerts now live!

1 February 2017

One of our most requested features is now live! You told us and we have listened to you; now you get to listen to us when our system actually phones...

Fatigue Management - The perils of working too hard.

4 January 2017

How many times has your lunch break been quickly eating a sandwich as you drive to the next job?

LONE WORKING POLICY: A BEGINNERS GUIDE

31 August 2016

While we never set out to be experts in Lone Working policies, we talk daily with organisations working on their safety procedures and policies.

Support tab now live

25 July 2016

All be it a modest start, our new Help tab is now live on the lefthand side of your GetHomeSafe - Corporate dashboard!

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New Android app features

13 July 2016

Further to our commitment to provide quality designed and developed safety apps we are please to announce our latest version of our Android lone worker safety app is live and...

Out with the old, in with the new

13 July 2016

Our new website is now live!

GetHomeSafe vs the humble Text Message

2 May 2016

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...

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New iOS update - Check-in Notes

14 April 2016

Just a quick update on our iPhone Safety apps. Our latest update will bring an exciting new feature to GetHomeSafe.

Media Release: New ‘lone worker’ safety app launched in Queenstown

3 March 2016

Queenstown-based safety app company GetHomeSafe is taking off -- this week launching its second app to meet demand for monitoring the safety of people working alone.

April is coming, Safety Apps in the new era of NZ Health and Safety

29 February 2016

It is no secret, New Zealand has a very poor record of protecting our Workforce from harm and the Government is determined (and rightly so) on changing it.

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Our Android Lone Worker safety app now out

29 February 2016

After much hard work under the hood our Android Lone Worker safety app is up and running and ready for public use!

Things are heating up at GHS HQ

9 February 2016

Well well well, Summer is here and things are really starting to heat up at the GetHomeSafe Global HQ!

First international client in our first week

28 September 2015

Without a brass band or firework insight GetHomeSafe - Corporate went live on the 14th September 2015.

Our new YouTube videos are up!

14 September 2015

Finally after two years we have some promotional YouTube videos for GetHomeSafe!

Two years on and growing fast

11 September 2015

August 5th 2013 seems like yesterday, but a lot has happened in the world of GetHomeSafe since we launched our first free personal safety app just over two years ago.

Visions and Values

4 September 2015

We have been busy working on making GetHomeSafe better, part of that has been writing down what is important to us, so we thought we would share it with you!...

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GetHomeSafe - Corporate is now live and we are busy testing

20 July 2015

After a lot of hard work from the talented creatives at Firebrand and Cannonball GetHomeSafe - Corporate is now live! We are busy with beta testing and doing our best...

We no longer support iOS 6 or iOS 7

8 July 2015

Just a quick update on the software we do and don't support.

Great feedback from a loyal user

20 April 2015

We often receive feed back and suggestions from users. This one from Andrew, a keen cyclist is worth sharing.

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The worry with "don't worry, I will call you when I get there..."

30 March 2015

We have all said it, “don't worry, I will call you when I get there”.

The dreaded unanswered phone call

30 March 2015

In everyday life we set little safety timers for our own peace of mind and for those who care about us.

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Get Home Safe Launches with a Bang

8 August 2013

The launch of Get Home Safe has definitely caught people’s attention. Making national news on Channel’s One and Three, it’s been great to see New Zealanders from all around the...

Welcome to GetHomeSafe!

10 June 2013

Coming soon to iOS and Android, GetHomeSafe is the personal safety app that calls for help when you need it most.