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App measuring social distance being marketed at letting agents

A company is marketing an app which monitors social distancing; it says this could be applicable in agents’ offices.

Called iTWOsafe is involves a lightweight Bluetooth device which can be worn as a wristband and which tracks your social distance to other smartphone devices close by.

There is no personal information required but the app triggers alerts when a two metre distance is breached, and has traceable contact history and reporting.

Cadline, the firm behind the app, claims to have had enquires for over 30,000 units in Australia and the US.

A spokesman for the company says: “iTWOsafe complements businesses social distancing measures, allowing them to reopen safely and encouraging confidence both in employees and in consumers. The device can be worn on site or during property viewings while the property industry recovers.

“Should a member of staff test positive for the virus, health and safety departments can identify if their iTWOsafe device came into close contact with anyone, and inform the relevant employees to quarantine. This helps to keep control of the spread of the virus and avoid the closure of entire businesses.”

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    They would be buggered by me then because I don't have my 'not so smart' phone with me most of the time as I have better things to do than walk about with it in my face. The world is too good to just walk past while looking at a 2" screen to fine out what some dumb nit-wit is doing across the other side of the planet.

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