Duress Alarms

There is no such thing as a typical workplace, with no one job quite like the other. For those employees who work in isolation, at night or in high risk environments, for example, their safety and security in this setting is of paramount importance. This is where systems such as Duress Alarms come in very handy.

Duress Alarms are fully monitored, mobile systems designed to receive an alarm activated by the wearer, tracking their location, regularly communicating with them and allowing for assistance to be summoned to them. They help organisations to track their employees, check their well-being and to respond with trained professionals if necessary. Duress Alarms are often discrete and lightweight, meaning they can be carried closely by anyone, and are also specifically designed to be simple so that those using them in stressful situations are not required to follow overly complex steps.

Duress Alarms can be used in any number of events such as assaults, fires, medical emergencies or accidents, or simply used to check in on employees who are working alone or outside of usual business hours.

It is important to choose the right type of Duress Alarm for your employee’s circumstances. Basic systems include an emergency call button, a two-way paging button and GPS tracking. Other features include a ‘Man Down’ alert and a ‘No Response’ alert; the former notifies a specific team if an employee is unconscious or otherwise incapacitated and unable to call for help, while the latter regularly pings the employee and automatically signals the team if the employee has not responded within a certain timeframe.

Commonly, Duress Alarms are used in medical facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes and are also regularly found in prisons and detention centres, campuses such as research facilities, universities and schools, government and legal facilities such as courthouses as well as industrial and manufacturing sites. There are also companies that offer Duress Alarm services to those who are self-employed or work individually, such as real estate agents.
Whether you fit into any of these categories or not, it is essential that your organisation carefully and regularly assesses its safety and security needs and requirements, including your states Remote and Isolated Work policies, and implement effective solutions like Duress Alarms.
Protecting your organisation, its assets and its people from the variety of ever-growing risks and complex threats is a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Agilient’s security consultants are highly experienced in identifying all relevant aspects of your organisations security, evaluating them and implementing the most effective strategies and policies. Contact us today to learn more about what Agilient can do for you.