Tsunami Solutions was started in 1999, by founder Thomas Touhey. The company's SafetyLine Lone Worker service is among the main providers of lone worker monitoring in Canada. SafetyLine utilizes the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, and integrates satellite devices, Interactive voice response, a mobile app, and Bluetooth devices into a single platform.
In 1998, WorkSafeBC enacted regulations to improve the safety of workers working alone. Federal legislation followed with Bill C-45 on March 31, 2004. This federal legislation amended the Canadian Criminal Code, imposing serious penalties for employers not providing employees safety from injury or death.In response to the legislation and to address this issue for employers, Tsunami Solutions founder, Thomas Touhey, created a lone worker monitoring service, SafetyLine Lone Worker, in 1999 that ran on Wireless Application Protocol devices (WAP). There were few users utilizing WAP devices at the time, so the company pivoted to using Interactive Voice Response (IVR) check-in service, and later began using mobile apps.
SafetyLine Lone Worker allows employers to monitor the safety status of their employees, and respond to emergencies through a web portal.
In 2002, the company signed a reseller agreement with Levitt-Safety for SafetyLine Lone Worker.
By 2005, Tsunami had over 100 customers.