Who uses a duress alarm?

Duress alarms or personal alarms have many uses they can be used by:

Personal alarms for the elderly or infirm

Personal alarms are often used in assisted living estates, nursing homes, and by older residents still living in their own homes. The wearable alarms can alert help if an elderly person falls, has mobility issues, or needs urgent assistance.

The monitoring of this style of alarm can be carried out by on-call nursing, professional personal alarm monitoring centre, aged care assistants, the ambulance service (for emergencies), or a friend or relative depending on the needs of the person and the living situation.

Medically at-risk persons

Many individuals with medical issues or a health condition may require a quick and easy way of calling for help in an urgent or emergency medical situation. A personal alarm provides a one-touch system to call for assistance.

The small alarm device is usually worn by the individual around the neck or on the wrist so it is within reach at all times.

Keeping lone workers safe

Duress alarms can keep staff working in isolated situations safe and monitored. Many jobs require staff to travel or work in remote environments which presents a level of risk if something goes wrong. A duress alarm can provide instant contact with the relevant support if a dangerous or emergency situation arises.

Staff working in dangerous situations

Personal alarms, often called man-down alarms, for employees working in dangerous or at-risk situations provide contact with support networks or instant back up. Dangerous work situations can be anything from trades or construction to working with hazardous equipment or substances, or public services with potential for violence.

Find out more in our article on personal alarms - How does a duress alarm work?

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