By: Craig Badrick on June 30th, 2016


4 Things You Need to Know about Wireless Panic Alarm Systems


panic alarm systemsIt's a crazy world. We depend so much on things like cell service and wired systems, that when we are without them, we're lost. Every week there's a new headline on the news about some horror or tragedy that a business has to face -- bomb threats, medical emergencies no one was prepared for, women unexpectedly giving birth within minutes, workers getting trapped in odd situations. All of these and more can happen anywhere on any given workday, which is why wireless panic alarms are so vital for today's businesses. Here's what you need to know about these systems.

1. What Wireless Panic Alarm Systems Are

A panic alarm system is a wireless mobile duress system that is not dependent on any cellular service or wired connection to work. That means that the system can be used in environments where cell service isn't available or can't be used for other reasons, such as on manufacturing floors where machines inhibit a signal, or hospitals where sensitive equipment is in use. These systems can be used to stay connected to lone workers and others who may be in dangerous situations, such as working with disturbed patients or around dangerous chemicals or equipment.

2. How Wireless Panic Alarm Systems Work

Panic alarm systems work by allowing 'home base' to keep in touch with all of the workers, and workers to stay in touch with each other. There are several ways to set up and use these systems, such as by periodically signaling workers and waiting for a response, or programming the system to be triggered at the press of a button or if a person falls down. You can also use panic alarms that work much like an ordinary paging system.

3. Where Wireless Panic Alarm Systems are Used

Panic alarms are tremendously beneficial in:

  • Schools
  • Medical facilities
  • Research facilities
  • Detention centers
  • Manufacturing facilities and warehouses
  • Any environment where workers are spaced out, invisible to other workers, or are otherwise unattended for long periods of time

4. Top Features of Wireless Panic Alarm Systems

Always choose a system that is easy to use. Workers get very upset during an emergency, and even if they've been well trained, a complex system may make it hard for them to sound the alarm when it's truly needed.

So, what features are available (and important) when it comes to choosing a panic alarm?

  • As mentioned, a wireless system is essential, so that an intruder can't disable your system by simply snipping a wire.
  • You also want a system that is mobile, because in an emergency it might be difficult or impossible for a worker to reach a stationary unit.
  • Look for features like Man Down and No Response, which will alert you of a worker in trouble even if they are not capable of sounding the alarm for themselves.
  • Look for communications features, such as a pager-type system that will work for regular communications where cell service and landlines may not be accessible.
  • Choose a system that gives you detailed information on the worker in trouble, as well as the area they are in and other important details about an unfolding event.

You can get all of these features and much more with a panic alarm from TTI. Request a quote today!

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