Blackline Safety Named Top-20 Innovator

Alberta Venture magazine, a prominent monthly periodical that covers business news shaping the province, recognized our safety monitoring achievements and named Blackline Safety one of…

August 10, 2015

Blackline Tracks UK Charity Bike Ride

More than 1,000 cyclists raised over £200,000 on June 28, 2015 at the 20th annual LA Fitness Capital to Coast Cycle Challenge for Charity, organized…

July 8, 2015

TECTERRA Awards $500,000 to Blackline

Funding from Industry Investment Program to support product development CALGARY, ALBERTA—(Marketwired, May 26, 2015)—Today Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline”) announces that it has secured…

May 26, 2015

Blackline Expands Safety Operations Center

Now Monitoring Customers in the United States CALGARY, ALBERTA—(Marketwired – May 7, 2015) —Today Blackline GPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline”), a leader in the employee safety…

May 7, 2015

Blackline launches Loner Complete

Safety Monitoring Solutions Now Easier to Adopt for Capital-Strapped Organizations CALGARY, ALBERTA—(Marketwired – May 5, 2015)—Today Blackline GPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline”) announces a turnkey safety…

May 5, 2015

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Today’s the day to celebrate the wellbeing of your organization’s most valuable assets—your employees! It’s April 28th and your organization along with others around the…

April 28, 2015

Lone Worker Tips for Real Estate Agents

Tim Bates, the Captain of the Detective Division of the Rome, NY Police Department in the USA has written a column in the Rome Observer…

October 3, 2014

Article on Work Alone Legislation

An article posted on Canadian Occupational Safety outlines the importance of putting into place a program to ensure the safety of workers who may find…

September 2, 2014

Video: Lone Working Survival Guide Preview

An amusing 9-minute video by Live Action Media demonstrates some crucial points to consider when working alone. Perform a Risk Assessment Take Precautions to Mitigate…

July 15, 2014

Alberta Innovates Highlights Blackline GPS

Alberta Innovates has highlighted Blackline GPS and its developments with a video that was used at the TECTERRA Showcase event which occurred earlier this month.

June 20, 2014

Blackline Ranks No. 209 on the PROFIT 500

Calgary, AB, Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Blackline GPS No. 209 on the 26th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.…

June 12, 2014

Introducing the Loner Video

This new 2-minute video will give you insight into how Blackline’s employee safety monitoring solutions can empower your existing safety programs. We enable your business…

May 13, 2014

Heartbleed: What Blackline Clients Need to Know

Heartbleed, a vulnerability in a widely-used cryptographic software library  was revealed to the world this week. This weakness in the OpenSSL library could potentially allow…

April 14, 2014

VP Product Management for Blackline GPS

Calgary, AB – Blackline GPS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sean Stinson to the role of Vice President Product Management.  In this…

April 1, 2014

Why Relying on PPE Alone is Killing Us

By: Garrett Genest Blackline GPS Originally Written for Advisor Magazine Has anyone seen Ted? It’s 3:19 PM in the afternoon when Suzanne realizes that she…

March 14, 2014

Crime Stoppers Focuses on Cargo Theft

Cargo theft is a $5 Billion problem in Canada according to a 2010 study by the Canadian Trucking Alliance. “Criminals are drawn to cargo crime…

January 24, 2014

Manufacturing in Alberta Going Strong

According to Todd Hirsch, Head Economist of ATB, Alberta has the third highest per-capita manufacturing output in Canada coming behind Ontario (2nd) and surprisingly, New…

January 23, 2014

Visit Blackline GPS at the AMM Convention

Blackline GPS will be attending the 2013 Association of Manitoba Municipalities Convention in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada this week. The theme for the AMM 15th Annual…

November 18, 2013

PROFIT: How Tech Is Changing Workplace Safety

Blackline GPS has been featured by PROFITguide.com in an article about how technology is changing workplace safety. Getting your hand stuck between a vehicle tire…

October 23, 2013

CETA Will Have Positive Global Implications

An agreement in principle has recently been signed between the Canadian Government and the European union which aims to establish free trade between the country…

October 18, 2013

Blackline GPS Reports Q3 2013 Results

Calgary, AB – Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX Venture: BLN), a manufacturer of employee safety and asset tracking systems, today announced results for the quarter ended…

October 1, 2013

Satellite Advantage in Blackline-Iridium Partnership

Calgary, AB – Blackline GPS (TSX Venture: BLN), a designer, developer and manufacturer of high-technology safety solutions, has struck a strategic partnership agreement with leading…

September 10, 2013

Blackline GPS Tracking Website Gets a Facelift

Blackline GPS’ commercial tracking website www.blacklinetracking.com has been completely revamped with more product information, more product images, and a totally re-designed user interface! Check out…

August 29, 2013

How to Hard Wire a Dart or Javelin

Do you have a Dart or Javelin tracking device and want to hard wire it into your vehicle? If so, then this PDF guide is…

August 19, 2013

Blackline GPS Corp Reports Q2 2013 Results

Calgary, AB – Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX Venture: BLN) today released results for the quarter ended April 30, 2013. Q2 2013 Highlights Revenue increased by…

June 26, 2013

5 Tips for Reducing Shrink/Inventory Losses

Loss prevention is a critical function within many business. Shrink due to theft, loss, or error can can significantly impact an organization’s bottom line if…

June 24, 2013

Blackline GPS Service Countries

Blackline GPS’ products function seamlessly in many countries around the World. The following is a list of the countries that fall within Blackline’s standard service…

May 21, 2013

Loner Service Countries

Loner products function seamlessly in many countries around the World. Standard Loner plans include coverage in all of these countries listed below. You can download…

May 16, 2013

Video: Dumb Ways to Die

“Dumb Ways to Die” is a humorous Australian video which went viral encouraging safety around trains and train tracks. Besides encouraging safety around trains, the…

April 26, 2013

*New Feature* Configuration page in Loner Portal

Blackline has recently upgraded the Loner Portal to include in-depth customization and configuration of specific device behaviors. Using the new configuration page, administrative users can…

April 25, 2013

Major Update: Alerts Management Page Updated

Blackline is pleased to announce the release of a new, more comprehensive approach to safety alert management within Blackline’s Loner Portal web application and user…

March 12, 2013

Dart Tracker Featured on “Les Nerdz”

A television show from Quebéc called “Les Nerdz” has featured the Dart tracking device in one of its episodes covering espionage and spy gear. The…

February 14, 2013

Are Your Vehicles Safe?

This video by the National Crime Insurance Bureau demonstrates how vehicle thieves have found some extremely simple ways to get around modern anti-theft vehicle systems.…

February 4, 2013

Feature Guide: Directional Arrows with Loner

Blackline GPS has recently released a minor update to the Loner Portal interface including numerous aesthetic improvements as well as the introduction of directional arrows…

January 31, 2013

Feature Guide: Directional Arrows

Along with numerous optimizations, the firmware updates that all Blackline tracking devices have all recently (and automatically) received have also included a useful new features:…

January 30, 2013

Firmware Updated for all Blackline Devices

Blackline GPS is excited to announce the latest firmware update to every second generation device (Dart, Javelin, Flat Track, Loner SMD, and IS) which has…

January 15, 2013

Why You Should Scrap the External Case

In our earlier article, 5 Tips for Buying Better GPS Tracking Products, we mentioned that professionals looking to buy a GPS tracking device should think…

December 10, 2012

3 Fundamental Rights of Workers in Canada

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a poster in English and French outlining three indisputable rights that Canadian employees have…

November 21, 2012

Feature Spotlight: Store-and-Forward

One of the greatest limitations of mobile GPS tracking is the lack of cellular coverage in some areas. These blackout spots prevent GPS devices from…

November 16, 2012

6 Tips for Dealing with Black Ice

With winter fast approaching, the risk of a slip, trip, or fall as a result of black ice increases. To help reduce this risk, follow…

November 13, 2012

A Slips, Trips, and Falls Game

An entertaining tool/game by keeptruckingsafe.org allows users to put a virtual employee through different weather conditions, types of footwear, and tasks in order to see…

November 8, 2012

The Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations of 2012

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the top 10 cited workplace safety violations for the fiscal year of 2012. The…

November 5, 2012

VIDEO: Journey to Safety Excellence

This eerie and very touching video produced earlier this year by the National Safety Council does a brilliant job of highlighting the importance of the…

November 5, 2012

INFOGRAPHIC: Workplace Safety

Workplace safety infographics are becoming prolific with a large variety popping up relating to specific areas of occupational health and safety. Have a safety infographic…

November 5, 2012

True Stories: Safety Incidents

Every day in North America, 17 people leave for work but do not return home. The following collection of true stories from Blackline’s NSC 2012…

November 2, 2012

First Dart Production Run Sells Out

Today marks the official shipping date of Blackline GPS’ newest covert tracking device Dart. The new device has been so well received that our manufacturing…

November 1, 2012

New, Cutting-Edge Loss Prevention Technologies

Loss Prevention (LP) managers have a greater variety of technologies at their fingertips than ever in the prevention, mitigation, and recovery of lost corporate and…

October 24, 2012

INFOGRAPHIC: GPS Since 1,000 BCE

Have you ever wondered how people found their way through the ages? Today GPS technology is beginning to change the way we do many things…

October 9, 2012

VIDEO: The Ugly Secret

This narrative video by VitalSmarts  illustrates the danger of remaining silent when someone neglects to follow safety rules in the workplace. The narrative has a…

September 13, 2012

Dart Tracker Announced

Attendees at ASIS 2012 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania were given a sneak-peak of the new Dart covert tracker by Blackline which has been officially and publicly…

September 11, 2012

INFOGRAPHIC: Warehouse Safety

Here’s an excellent infographic about warehouse safety from the Ergonomics Plus blog outlining some quick and interesting statistics about warehouse safety and the costs of…

September 7, 2012

Disasters in Coal Mining and Bill C-45

Coal mining is a dangerous sector with numerous well-publicized incidents world-wide. The results of poor safety management in these facilities can affect a large number…

August 31, 2012

Can Vehicle Tracking Help My Business?

GPS tracking has become quite widespread not only in business but also in consumer applications. With GPS radios impacting our day-to-day lives constantly, it is…

August 29, 2012

VIDEO: Good ‘Ol Days of Safety

It can be a real challenge finding safety videos that are interesting and non-violent to start off the week! Luckily there are still a few…

August 27, 2012

Infographic: Workplace Fatality

This infographic released by e-Training Inc. outlines some very interesting workplace injury statistics for the United States. Some highlights are graphics displaying fatal injuries in…

August 24, 2012

VIDEO: The Most Adorable High-Speed Chase Ever

Last week police in Houston, TX were engaged in an interesting vehicular chase dubbed: “The Most Adorable High-Speed Chase” and “The Most Boring High-Speed Chase…

August 10, 2012

INFOGRAPHIC: Working Out in the Workplace

Are you getting enough exercise at the workplace? This infographic via Mashable demonstrates some ways to keep active if you find yourself too stationary during…

August 7, 2012

VIDEO: Workplace Safety

Here is a clever tongue-in-cheek video by VitalSmarts that illustrates the difficulty that some people and businesses may have in understanding the real essence of…

August 7, 2012

How Not to Do Safety Training

There’s nothing quite like starting off the weekend with a humorous safety video – well, we think so at least and If you’ve been doing…

August 3, 2012

Technology and Privacy

A recent poll by Harris Interactive has revealed that, unsurprisingly, newer generations are not only more comfortable with the variety of in-vehicle technology available, but…

August 2, 2012

Safety – Are We There Yet?

In the last decade or two, developed countries have seen a concrete legislative and social push towards improving the safety standards of employees in the…

August 1, 2012

An Interesting UK Car Theft Story

According to The Telegraph, a UK newspaper earlier this month, a criminal operation (called “Ringing”) was underway in which three men, Alan Watkins, 42, Lee…

August 1, 2012

Why the Panic Button is so 1990

When an elderly person falls in their home or when a worker in the field suffers an accident, chances are good that they rely on…

July 23, 2012

Safety Monitoring in a Flat World

The internet has brought together people and businesses like never before. Never in human history have we been so connected, so capable of communicating with…

July 23, 2012

7 Tips for Better Tracking

GPS tracking has become a foundation of many loss prevention and covert tracing professionals. While nothing short of amazing in its ability to provide instant…

July 19, 2012

The United States vs. Jones Case

Chances are if you are reading this blog that you have at some point heard of the groundbreaking United States vs. Jones case that was…

July 10, 2012

Battery Maintenance Tips for All Blackline Devices

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are an amazing piece of technology. With such high-capacity, combined with surprisingly un-temperamental chemistry, it is obvious why Li-ion is growing in…

July 3, 2012

Feature Spotlight: Zones

The latest device firmware update has introduced a new and very powerful feature to all of Blackline’s currently supported product lines. Zones™ are geo-fences that…

June 26, 2012

The Layers of Safety Monitoring

The demand for occupational safety has been growing over the last half century and with it the products, processes and methodologies that have been introduced…

June 25, 2012

True Fall Detection Technology

According to Aviva Canada, slips, trips and falls (STFs) kill more workers than all other forms of work-related accidents combined and make up 30% of…

June 18, 2012