Long gone are the days of the rotary phone, dial up internet and skimming through a tape recorder to find the song you want. Now we can connect with someone across the world, not only by phone, but live video chat with them instantly. In a world where instant contact is now the norm, it would only reason that security systems should be as fast or faster.
Instant emergency notification in commercial applications is not new. You may have seen these devices used on TV or in movies when a bank teller presses the button to alert the police of a robbery. But these handy devices can be used in many other applications:
Businesses that handle money or have any valuables worth stealing may be vulnerable to an armed robbery; especially if the business is open after hours or located on a side street that is not well lit. If an armed robber enters your business, your employees should have the ability to summon law enforcement immediately. By pressing a panic button located in easily accessible area law enforcement can be instantly dispatched. This affordable solution is great for convenience stores, hospitals, business offices or anywhere you many need to quickly and discreetly summon the aid of law enforcement.
Did you know that most burglaries occur during the day between the hours of 9 am and 4:30 pm? Most criminals will try to avoid a house if they think someone is home. But if a family member is inside the home when a criminal enters, this could become a dangerous situation. So how can you call for help safely and discreetly? Put a panic button in a closet or other hiding place. When pressed, police are immediately dispatched to your residence. Add the optional audio and when the panic button is pressed, operators can hear inside the home and give law enforcement, location and other important information to apprehend the criminal.
Schools today are shouldered with the responsibility of securing our children for most of the day. If someone enters a school with the intentions of harming students or staff, schools should have a convenient plan to not only alert authorities, but to secure the the school. Imagine being able to lock down the school while requesting dispatch of authorities with just the press of a button. Many schools today have opted to install audio panic buttons and strobe lights through-out their campuses. Audio panic buttons are placed in key locations through-out the school and strobe lights are installed in every classroom. When a panic button is pressed, the strobe lights alert staff to lock down the school. Central Station operators, not only receive an alarm, but also hear live audio feed so they can relay important life saving information to law enforcement. Many times this affordable preventative measure can be conveniently tied to your school security and fire systems.
Security systems are constantly changing with today’s technology. If we can answer a question for you regarding your current system or installing a new system in your business or home, please feel free to contact us.