Our guest blog post today was submitted by NHLA member SECURalert. Thank you for providing information about your product and sharing considerations regarding panic button technology.
We are firm believers that a panic button system – also known as a wireless duress alarm – is one of the first and foremost steps that any organization should take when it comes to protecting and guaranteeing workplace safety. If your company already has a panic button solution installed, does your current system pass the test?
Is your panic button a wearable device?
You might not have considered this to be an option just yet, but it is important to remember that it is always a good choice and, in some cases, a legal requirement. Supplying lone workers and housekeeping staff with personal portable duress transmitter gives them a chance to summon help from anywhere inside or outside the building quickly and discreetly.
Does your panic button system report your location with precision?
Being able to identify the exact location of the individual under duress is one of the main features your panic button system should offer. Room-level accuracy in a multi-story building or a pinpoint location outside of the building, anywhere on-premise. These capabilities allow for a guaranteed prompt response.
Is your panic button system self-sufficient?
Many duress systems might rely on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, which can create a lot of potential technology failures. By installing a closed-looped solution with its independent network, you minimize the chances of interference with other systems and you have full control and traceability of how and where the calls are sent to the appropriate recipients.
Does your duress system save you money?
Many cloud-based subscription-model technologies come with the endless monthly user and licensing fees. In addition to that, any hard-wired solutions that require costly installation will negatively affect your button line. Instead, opt for low-cost wireless implementation and a system that integrates with existing technologies.
We know you always look for ways to optimize your business processes and improve your workplace safety. We hope you found the information in this article helpful. Even if you feel your current panic button system may not pass the test, it is not too late to improve the way you protect your employees.
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