Emergency Workplace Panic Buttons
As workplace wireless alarm specialists, we design, manufacture and supply fixed location wireless alarm equipment like panic buttons for public-facing and lone working staff in offices, hospitals, warehouses, leisure centres and gyms across the UK.
What is a Workplace Panic Button?
A workplace alarm or panic button is part of a wireless alarm system using stable radio waves (not the internet) to transmit a signal in the event of an emergency. The panic button can either be worn or be strategically placed to raise an alarm by public-facing or lone workers. Wall or desk mounted panic buttons can vary in size depending on their placement. Reception or under desk panic buttons tend to be small and discreet – normally hidden from view. They provide an effective means of raising an alarm within an organisation.
How does the Panic Button System Work?
The panic button system works when the member of staff working alone carries the wireless panic alarm transmitter in their pocket or clipped to their belt. Then in the event of an emergency, the member of staff presses the panic button on the device and a radio signal is transmitted.
The device also offers a tilt switch (man down) function so that if the device is tipped vertically over 60 degrees from standing for more than 15 seconds it will transmit out an alarm. It also has a reminder function and a 30/60 minute timer, which requires user intervention to prevent an automatic alarm from being activated.
The alarm is picked up on the 8 or 28 channel central receiver. This is a wall-mounted unit, featuring a number of indicators, a sounder and a reset button. Upon receiving an alarm signal, the corresponding indicator illuminates, and the sounder starts. The alarm is cancelled when the reset button on the receiver panel is pressed. We usually recommend the central receiver is located in reception.
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Why choose a wireless MDH panic button for your fixed location workplace?
- User-friendly and very easy to install with minimal disruption – there is no cabling or system access needed – and the system has a range over 1000 metres
- Cost effective option – system has no contract payments or licences, and does not need the internet and has a standard one-year ‘return to base’ warranty is included where we repair or replace any faulty unit.
- Customisable to your requirements – system can be scaled up or down as required with various optional extras available like sirens, flashing lights, disabled toilet pull cords and deaf fire alert.
Request a Free Survey for your Workplace Wireless Panic Button
Ask about our free, no-obligation site survey to demonstrate the MDH Wireless panic alarm equipment and test the range of the wireless system to see which alarm components will be most effective for your needs. Call us, the wireless alarm experts on 01280 845530, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form below.
We can help meet your health and safety obligations to your public-facing employees and lone workers.