On a day-to-day basis, we protect thousands of lone workers in a wide variety of different job functions. Lone working does not necessarily mean working completely alone. And for staff in customer-facing roles, there are a number of key considerations. Such staff often have uniforms or particular clothing requirements which limit their ability to have larger devices on their person. They also often need to be able to summon help in a hurry and discreetly. Our SOS Button provides discreet, wearable lone worker safety.
Small really can be powerful
SOS Button is a lone worker safety device that provides powerful protection. It’s small, at under 1.5 inches (32mm) in diameter and weighing in at just 0.3 ounces (8 grams). The SOS Button is fully waterproof up to 3 feet (1 metre) for up to 30 minutes. Ergonomically designed, the SOS Button can be worn in a variety of ways and accessed in a hurry.
The device uses Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.0 LE) technology. It connects with the Safe Hub App on the worker’s 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 to operate. But with a wireless range of up to 75 feet indoors, and 300 feet outdoors, that gives plenty of flexibility. If the SOS Button travels out-of-range from the device running the app, both devices receive an audio notification.
SOS Button has a long battery life; it 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. This gives SOS Button an exceptionally long useful life.
Help at the push of the SOS Button
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.
For roles where wearable lone worker safety is crucial
When we say the SOS Button is wearable, we really mean it. Our priority is to make it easy for a lone worker to reach in a hurry. The device can be worn on the wrist, hung around the neck on a lanyard, worn on a belt clip, or simply kept in a pocket.
Wristband: SOS Button clips into a comfortable and durable wristband. This can be particularly helpful for lone workers whose uniform includes a short-sleeved shirt.
Clothing clip: SOS Button fits into a handy clip to attach to a pocket or belt. Lone workers in roles such as receptionist can benefit from this option.
Lanyard: Workers can wear the SOS Button on a lanyard around their neck. We can also supply breakable lanyards in cases where lone workers face ligature risks (for instance when dealing with clients with behavioural issues).
To arrange a free demo or to find out more about SOS Button, contact Lone Worker Solutions and the Safe Hub team today.
Call: +44-(0)161 885 2122
Post by Henry Robinson
As the Account Manager at Lone Worker Solutions (LWS), Henry introduces new clients to Safe Hub, our award-winning system to protect and monitor lone workers. Safe Hub is a package of buddy, proactive, reactive, broadcast and virtual barrier protection for lone workers.