Personal alarm for lone worker
For “workplaces with an increased risk of accidents”, the legislation in the General Regulations for Occupational Protection (ARAB, Title II, Chapter I, Section IX, Article 54ter.) reads that
“No work that has to be carried out in hazardous conditions may be entrusted to a secluded employee. The presence of another person capable of raising the alarm quickly is necessary.” The point is that individual workplaces that are outside the calling and visual range of other workplaces must be equipped with aids with which help can be called in in the event of danger.
In order to assess whether a workplace should be regarded as an individual workplace, one should not only look at the usual occupation of a workspace. A workplace with an employee
who, for example, does night work or overtime in a factory building in which several jobs are performed, can be regarded as an individual job.
To increase the safety of employees in hazardous environments, we use several types of alarms: an alarm button that can be pressed in case of danger, Man down alarm that goes off in the event of a serious shock or fall, immobility alarm if the person does not move for a while, pull cord detection in case one loses one’s device or if it is taken away. Even if the person is out of range of the security system, an alarm can go off automatically. These alarms can be realized in different ways.
Pager: These devices can display messages as well as generate auxiliary or emergency alarms. When removing from the charger, a safety procedure is followed to check the operation. This means that people know that they are working properly and that they can go to their workplace with peace of mind. These devices use a self-healing network that can continue to operate even in the event of a general power failure. Furthermore, it uses its own frequencies so that it is not dependent on Wi-Fi or mobile networks such as 3G, 4G or 5G. These lower frequencies also ensure that the wireless connection is very reliable. Alarms are always reported with the following information: the type, the person in distress and his location. Due to the properties of the device, this solution is extremely suitable in an aggressive situation. For these situations, the person can discreetly launch the alarm without the aggressor noticing. Likewise, the confirmation that help is on the way will be discreetly done by 2 short vibrations.
DECT devices, the cordless telephones of your telephone exchange can receive messages as well as generate auxiliary or emergency alarms. An additional advantage is that these devices can be switched automatically in hands-free mode. You can start a forced conference between different extensions and record this conversation. One can talk directly to the person in need. These devices use the wireless DECT network and are therefore not dependent on WiFi or mobile networks such as 3G, 4G or 5G. The localization determination is made per DECT cell. Here too, the type of alarm, the person in need and his location are always reported. We support the DECT systems from Mitel, Alcatel-Lucent and Spectralink.
Apps on smartphones can receive messages as well as generate help or emergency alarms. There are several apps, each with their own functions. It is also possible to personalize apps depending on your needs. These devices can be automatically switched into hands-free mode. Here you can also start a forced conference between different devices and record this conversation. This allows one to talk directly to the person in need. These devices use WiFi or mobile networks such as 3G, 4G or 5G. The localization is determined using bluetooth beacons, WiFi transmitters and GPS. Here too, the type of alarm, the person in need and their location are always reported.