SOS Button: no lightweight when it comes to getting help

Lone workers already have a lot of things to think about. The hazards of their environment, and the tasks they need to perform, often mean there’s a lot on their minds. For staff in customer-facing roles, it’s can be clients or service users who represent the biggest threats to personal safety.

One thing such workers shouldn’t have to think about is how to call for emergency help. SOS Button is an ideal solution, especially where it’s crucial to be able to summon help discreetly. What’s more, uniform and clothing restrictions might prohibit a larger device. Ergonomically designed, the SOS Button can be worn in a variety of ways - and accessed in a hurry.

​A powerful device that’s small, light and durable

Help is just a click away for lone workers wearing SOS Button. The device uses Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.0 LE) technology. It connects with the Safe Hub App on the worker’s computer or designated smartphone (Apple phones 4S or higher, and Android phones 4.3 or higher). The SOS Button must be within range of the lone worker’s smartphone or computer to operate. But with a wireless range of up to 75 feet indoors, and 300 feet outdoors, that gives plenty of flexibility. And if the SOS Button travels out-of-range from the device running the app, both devices receive an audio notification.

The device uses a replaceable CR2032 battery that will last for up to 12 months before needing to be replaced. These batteries are readily available from a range of retail sources. The SOS Button is fully waterproof up to 3 feet (1 metre) for up to 30 minutes. And it’s small too, at under 1.5 inches (32mm) in diameter and weighing in at just 0.3 ounces (8 grams).

​​Two features to tie in with the Safe Hub app

The SOS Button provides two of our Safe Hub features, allowing the lone worker to access emergency help when they need it:

  • Red Alert: Once pressed, the SOS Button connects with the worker’s smartphone or computer app, and Safe Hub triggers a Red Alert which transmits directly to the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).

  • Worker Down: the SOS Button has a fall detection feature that will trigger Worker Down in the worker’s Safe Hub App. Inbuilt sensors will be activated by the worker falling or suffering a sudden impact.

In addition to these support features, the location from a lone worker’s smartphone will be sent to the ARC. This means that managers can keep an eye on their lone workers’ location through Safe Hub manager. And real-time GPS location will be recorded in Safe Hub Manager in case of incidents.

When we say ‘wearable’, we really mean it

There are plenty of devices out there that claim to be wearable but aren’t. Our SOS button really is. And there are a number of different carrying options which we offer to clients using the SOS Button device:

  • Clothing clip: The SOS Button fits into a handy clip to attach to a pocket or belt.

  • Lanyard: Workers can wear the SOS Button on a lanyard (And we have breakable lanyards available too).

  • Wristband: The SOS button clips into a comfortable and durable wristband

If you’re looking for a durable, flexible and discreet device for lone workers who may need rapid help – then look no further than the SOS Button.

Contact Lone Worker Solutions and the Safe Hub team today

Post by Rob Gilbert

Rob is Chief Sales Officer at Lone Worker Solutions (LWS). He is responsible for introducing new clients to the benefits of Safe Hub, and ensuring their experience is straightforward, simple and truly effective. His consultative, customer-focused approach means our clients have full access to every possible resource to achieve lasting, best-of-breed solutions and service excellence.

About Lone Worker Solutions

At Lone Worker Solutions, it’s our business to protect employees, managers and shareholders from the risks associated with working alone. This includes the potential hazards faced by staff who work by themselves, remotely, or out-of-sight or earshot of colleagues. When it comes to safety we don't believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach; instead, we tailor our solution to each organisation's exact needs.

About Safe Hub

Safe Hub is an award-winning package of emergency, buddy, proactive, reactive, broadcast and virtual barrier protection for lone workers. Safe Hub supports lone and remote workers on the widest possible array of BS8484:2016 Gold Certified devices, including Android, Apple and Windows smartphones, BlackBerrys, standard mobiles, PCs, intrinsically safe devices, specialist personal safety devices and satellite phones