Wireless Man Down Alarm Specialists
Established in 1986, we offer quality wireless man down alarms that provide fixed location lone workers with a fast, accurate way to raise the alarm and summon help to where it’s needed. Our all-in-one, configurable man down alarm system features:
- No licence fees or maintenance contracts
- No internet connection is needed
- Includes a one year return to base warranty
- Conform to the UK licensing requirements & CE regulations.
- No cabling or system access needed – installed quickly and painlessly by our expert installation team
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Contract-Free Man Down Alarm System
Our popular wireless alarm system uses a transmitter to automatically or manually summons help in lone worker emergency situations.
Designed to help protect lone workers by providing a quick, easy-to-use means of raising an alarm within the workplace. This simple, robust system uses lone worker alarm transmitters, which when activated, sends an alarm signal to a central receiver.
How does the Man Down Alarm Work?
A man down alarm works by using stable radio waves to transmit a signal, either manually or automatically in an event of an emergency. The wireless transmitter can be carried in a pocket or clipped onto clothing. Ergonomic buttons enable the lone worker to easily call for help, they simply press the red panic button on the front of the transmitter and a radio signal is transmitted.
This device also offers what we call the ‘tilt switch’ function. This built-in fall detection automatically triggers an alarm if the lone worker collapses or is injured (if the lone worker transmitter is tilted at over 60 degrees from standing, simulating someone being on the floor or unconscious). The transmitter will go into a 15-second countdown. If the member of staff does not stand up within this timeframe, a distress signal will also be transmitted. This function can be deactivated for 5 minutes by pressing the tilt override button at the top of the transmitter.
Once the alarm is activated, it is picked up by the wall-mounted central receiver (which has a number of indicators, a sounder and a reset button). Each transmitter has a different channel to identify which device’s alarm is sounding. The alarm is cancelled when the reset button on the central receiver is pressed.
There are 2 other options available for raising the alarm onto designated remote third parties:
1. If there is not anybody to pick up the alarm on-site, we can connect an auto-dialler to the central receiver, via the outputs at the bottom of the panel. This then dials out to a list of pre-programmed phone numbers, with a pre-recorded message requesting assistance. FYI we can either integrate analogue or GSM diallers into the system. If we can locate the dialler near an ordinary analogue phone line (e.g. a fax line or domestic phone line), this will then ring out on the landline number of the premises. However, if there is no analogue line we can access, we can use the GSM dialler that runs off a sim card.
2. Alternatively, if you would like to pick up the alarm remotely around the premises, we can have a paging module installed on the central panel. So, once an alarm has been triggered the panel will go into alarm as usual, however, it will then broadcast out another radio signal that will be received by a remote pager. This will then show a displayed message of the device/area that has been activated, via audio and vibrate function. This is good for members of staff being able to pick up the alarm wherever they are around the premises and to be instantly aware of the emergency.
Please note if required for larger sites where the distance between the transmitters and receiver is an issue, we can extend the range of the coverage of the system by adding in as many repeaters as needed.
Request a Free Site Survey for your Man Down Alarm
Ask about our free, no-obligation site survey to demonstrate the man down alarm equipment and test the range of the wireless system to see which alarm components will be most effective for your needs. We can guide you through selecting the best options for your organisation. So, you can rest assured that your public-facing employees, lone workers, and customers are kept safe.
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