Choosing a Wearable Panic Button

Several industries often require employees to work in unpredictable situations, many of whom work alone. In a crisis, those workers may not have the time or ability to make a phone call, leaving them vulnerable. A wearable panic button can be the life-saving support workers rely on when managing their daily tasks – it provides a peace of mind in knowing no one is ever truly alone. But not all wearable panic buttons are created equal.  Below are some key questions to ask when choosing your wearable safety technology. 

Is it simple and easy-to-use? 

In high-risk situations, just a matter of seconds can mean the difference between life and death – workers won’t have time to scramble to find and unlock a phone, open an app, make a call, or wait for a monitoring service to respond.  In an emergency, the alerting process needs to be extremely simple. 

Unfortunately, many wearable panic buttons are designed for multiple functions. For example, some rely on a press-once for check-in and three times to signal an alert. These complicated instructions put people at heightened risk. Emergency situations trigger a fight-or-flight response – our adrenaline increases and our heart races. While a natural response, it can often impair decision-making and people forget how they’re supposed to properly respond. The chance of forgetting how to use the button or unintentionally using the wrong sequence of button presses rises exponentially.  

A simple push of the SolusGuard wearable panic button is all it takes to instantly alert a network of emergency contacts. This simplicity is intentional. One button press is all that could be and should be expected. 

Is it reliable? 

When it comes to safety, you can’t afford to cut corners. Your wearable panic button needs to work 100% of the time. Regrettably, many lone worker safety companies purchase their panic buttons from generic suppliers and resell them to their clients. This means the company selling them doesn’t have control over quality, testing, and support. These devices can be cheaply manufactured and fail to handle situations like a locked phone or closed an unavailable app, leaving employees vulnerable.  

SolusGuard was built to a stricter set of standards. Our wearable panic button and workplace safety app are designed and built by us, right here in North America, giving us full control over the entire process. Our system is patented and exclusive. We've developed failsafe technology to consistently and reliably call 911 (or a backup number of your choice) in an emergency, even if your phone is locked or the app is closed or unavailable. No other provider of wearable panic buttons provides this. 

Our system has been proven in critical environments such as law enforcement and security organizations across both Canada and the US. We take our role as your partner in safety seriously – lives depend on it. 

Is it wearable? 

It may seem like a basic question to ask, but wearable technology is only useful if people wear it! It needs to be easy to put on, unobtrusive, and discreet. Many wearable panic buttons on the market are large and bulky devices which make them unattractive to wear. 

SolusGuard was designed specifically to be small and lightweight – it weighs less than a piece of paper. This ensures it can be comfortably worn; whether you clip it to your belt loop or wear it as a pendant. Allowing easy access while still maintaining comfort and discretion. 

Does it work for large teams? 

Many of our competitors provide products aimed at the needs of individual users or small teams, but fail to provide the tools and services necessary to deploy safety strategies on a large scale.  

SolusGuard provides a comprehensive safety solution that has been built specifically to address the needs of teams of all sizes. It can be configured to serve organizations of well over 1000 people across multiple departments and teams.  

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