In today’s post, we’ll be discussing the duress alarm (also referred to as a panic button or medical emergency button). These devices or notification systems have several uses. Many hospitals use them for patients or nurses to notify doctors and administrative personnel of people who are experiencing drastic health declines. They can also be used as part of a home security system, notifying family members if someone is in danger and can also be used by businesses to notify monitoring personnel of any problems. You’ve probably heard or seen commercials for the Life Alert system. This is one example of a duress alarm.
Duress alarms are often part of some kind of larger system, but the system doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, simple systems are actually the most ideal systems. It’s actually quite common for women and authorities to have what is referred to as a duress code, a covert way of letting others know they are in trouble and letting them know of the location.
The key element of a duress alarm is simplicity. When you are under extreme stress, your brain generally will not be functioning at a high enough level to complete a difficult process, nor will you have time to do so. You’ll want a simple button or an easy number to remember.
A duress alarm will incorporate a couple of different components:
Beyond these few basic elements, a panic alarm can be used for just about any kind of system, whether it be medical, emergency response, home security, or in high-stakes police work. All of these situations call for a simple and quick response.
Next we’ll look at a couple of scenarios in which duress and panic alarms can be useful. As you read, imagine yourself being in these situations. If you find that one or more of these situations seems familiar, you might consider a duress alarm.
In the current climate of uncertainty related to COVID-19, Cove’s medical button can grant you some peace of mind. Our button is on a simple necklace and is connected to the rest of your home security system, so that if anything happens to your loved one, not only will you be contacted, but Cove’s security monitoring system personnel can dispatch an emergency responder team to their home.
The medical button device incorporates a few different elements that make it a great choice for a duress alarm:
At Cove, our goal is to help you and your family to achieve the security and peace of mind that you need, especially during these trying times. Please take a moment to look at our other products, all of which are integrated into our alarm system, and all of which can improve your home and physical safety.
We offer several other alarm products, including a fire alarm, carbon monoxide detector, motion detection, window and door sensors, and security cameras. When we say that we want to help you achieve full-life safety, that’s what we mean: protection from the environment, protection from burglars and trespassers, and protection for your health and the health of your loved ones. This kind of security has never been more accessible. For more information on Cove security, check out our product pages and our customer reviews. Become one of the many people just Cove protects every single day.
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