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A Duress Alarm, sometimes referred to as a panic alarm, wirless panic button or wireless duress alarm are used to protect employees and staff from assalt or other hazards. Duress Alarms may also be used in a residential instance, so that persons at risk of falls or medical problems can then use the panic button as a signal for help.
Wavelink supplies DECT and Wi-Fi handsets with a range of integrated duress capabilities. When integrated with a third party messaging platform from one of Wavelink's partners, these devices deliver peace of mind to workers in hazardous environments.
Features such as alarm button, rip cord, tilt switch, location identifier and more, ensures that the alarm is raised and that the location of the victim located so that help can come as fast as possible.
So whether they are lone factory workers, security guards, or healthcare providers, giving these workers wireless hadnset with duress alarms will ensure the alarm is raised (either manually or automatically if the user is rendered unconscious) in the event that urgent assistance is required.
According to Wikipedia a Panic Alarm is:
"A panic alarm is an electronic device designed to assist in alerting somebody in emergency situations where a threat to persons or property exists. A panic alarm is frequently but not always controlled by a concealed panic alarm button. These buttons can be connected to a monitoring center or locally via a silent alarm or an audible bell/siren. The alarm can be used to request emergency assistance from local security, police or emergency services. Some systems can also activate closed-circuit television to record or assess the event."