Why Emergency Panic Alarms Are Often Welcomed by Teachers, Doctors and Nurses

Healthcare and education professionals generally prefer mobile duress solutions over security cameras and card access control systems.

Whether it is a school or hospital, campus safety officials sometimes settle on mobile duress panic alarms instead of camera or access control technology because the personal wireless pendants are seen as the “least intrusive” security solution for the staff.

In some cases, getting “buy in” on a security technology from faculty members at schools or healthcare staff at a hospital can often be a big challenge. Indeed, video management systems for camera surveillance often have a “Big Brother is watching” stigma associated with them. Likewise, access control cards and tags can give the impression that school or hospital administration is tracking the movements of the employee.

However, mobile duress panic alarms are quite often perceived as the least intrusive security option available because the systems do not track individual movements or record images.

According to Craig Dever, vice president of sales at

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