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Lone Worker Safety & GPS Messengers for Alberta’s Mobile Workforce

Satellite Messengers & Security Systems

SPOT2: Satellite GPS Messenger

When you’re stepping off the grid, take along the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. With 100% satellite technology, SPOT provides emergency communication, personal messaging, and location-based tracking options. SPOT’s global network of satellites lets you send messages with your GPS location from almost anywhere on the planet. Whether you’re hiking, fishing off-shore, four-wheeling, driving across country with your family, or working outdoors, SPOT helps you stay safe and connected.

Features include:

  • GPS Acquisition Light – Advanced GPS
  • Message Sending Indicator Light
  • Enhanced Antenna Performance
  • Safety Covers on SOS & Help buttons
  • Custom Message Function
  • Dedicated Track Progress Button
  • Illuminated Buttons
  • Includes Armband Case with Carabineer
  • IPX7 Waterproof

SPOT Connect

Today’s smartphones provide a level of social connection far beyond what we imagined just a few years ago. But, when you go beyond the reach of the grid, your smartphone needs the help of SPOT Connect to keep you in touch with friends, family, and emergency personnel. Simply connect your smartphone and SPOT Connect through Bluetooth® and you will be connected to a global satellite network that lets you send messages and GPS coordinates from virtually anywhere on the planet. You can also update your Twitter and Facebook feeds, as well as send email and text messages, request non-emergency help from professional service providers, and much more! And, in the case of a critical emergency, you can quickly send an SOS message requesting emergency assistance.

The following features can be used from virtually anywhere:

  • Compose & Send Satellite-Based Messages
  • Type & Send Message (41 Characters) or Predefined Messages (120 Characters)**
  • Track Your Progress on Google Maps™ or SPOT Adventures Page
  • Use a Smartphone App for Operation & Detailed Status
  • Built-In SOS Button for Standalone Emergency Operation
SPOT Connect

SPOT HUG – Satellite-Based Security System for Boats


Using state-of-the-art satellite technology, SPOT HUG sets up a virtual security perimeter around your boat. SPOT HUG will instantly alert the appropriate parties even from remote areas beyond cellular coverage. By establishing a virtual security perimeter around your boat, SPOT HUG detects unauthorized movement when your boat moves more than 500 metres without your authorization and if the key fob is not present.


A notification including the GPS position will automatically be sent to the Asset Monitoring Center, who will alert local authorities (where available). Connect SPOT HUG up to four monitoring sensors, such as battery, high water, engine/ignition, or other external contacts. SPOT HUG will alert you via SMS and/or email when an event occurs (additional service required). SPOT HUG provides reliable location-based messaging via satellite, independent of VHF radio. SPOT HUG also allows you to let loved ones know where you are and that you’re okay. You can also send a message for help in an emergency situation. SPOT HUG includes functionalities for check-ins, “OK,” SOS, help, and to track progress.


Additional features and benefits include:

  • 100% Satellite-Based for Maximum Coverage

  • Unauthorized Movement Alert Notification to Asset Monitoring Center

  • Receive Daily Status Update Message with Boat’s Location & Any Sensor Notifications

  • Sensor Alert Monitoring & Notification for Bilge, Engine & Battery Monitoring**

  • Configure up to Four Monitoring Sensors **

  • One Key Fob for Easy Wireless Activation

  • Wireless Keypad Security & Messaging System

  • Uses Battery Power or Direct Line Power

  • Easy to Install


Visit the SPOT website for more information on these amazing satellite-based communications technologies, or speak to a Midwest Communications team member today!


*Service Plan activation required – SPOT Service Plans
**Additional charges apply for Type & Send and Alarm Monitoring service plans

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