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As we return to our workplaces, we are are all faced with new challenges. Be it social distancing, an increase in hygiene measures, or contact tracing. One thing is certain – all workplaces will have a great focus on safety and security.
It’s a good time to re-assess the features you use within your WhosOnLocation subscription and look to activate those that could offer your organization a greater level of safety and security. One of these features is panic alarm (or sometimes referred to as a duress alarm).
A panic alarm is a discrete and silent way to raise an alarm with out aggravating a situation. Often used by the front of house/security team when they find themselves in an unsafe situation.
Panic alarms need to be simple to use due to the stressful situations they are used in. Users don’t have time to think through complicated steps, they need to take action.
We first launched our Panic Alarm feature back in 2017. Designed as a simple and easy way for our customers to safeguard their organizations. Customers using the feature have activated it on average 15 times!
Our top four reasons are:
Once activated within your account, your front of house team have two ways to activate the panic alarm:
Once activated your nominated responders will receive an alert when your Panic Alarm is activated. Responder alerts can be sent via email or SMS to:
We recommend testing your panic alarm on a regular basis. Testing will ensure responders are aware of the alerts, are receiving them, and know how to follow your internal procedures. Ensure when a panic alarm is activated in a real emergency everyone can act fast.