Panic alarms are also called “duress alarms”, “hold-up alarms”, or “panic buttons”. The idea behind a panic alarm is to allow a person under duress to quickly and silently call for help in the event of an emergency.
Panic alarms are used when it may be unsafe or uncomfortable to call for help in other ways. For example, if an unsavoury person is standing in your lobby, it may be unwise to further escalate the situation by picking up a phone to call for assistance. A panic alarm can provide a quick and convenient way to summon help without drawing attention.
- Receptionist’s desks in building lobbies.
- Customer service counters.
- Jewellery / money lend shops
- Money transfer stores
- Petrol stations
- Check-out counters.
- Executive office suites.
- Bedrooms of homes
How does it work? A panic alarm is simply a small device which connects up to your business alarm system. When pressed, it will trigger a response. In many cases, this could be to activate your existing alarm. If you’re choosing an alarm system for your home, this is the most likely choice.
Alternatively it can be used to communicate with a back to base monitoring centre or ring some phones requesting help.