Will Your Mobile Duress Device Work When You Need It?

A mobile duress system must be reliable, using a network removed from the common faults and downtimes associated with some wireless technologies.

Emergencies on K-12 campuses are as complex and diverse as the student body itself. Violence can arise from a nearly infinite number of causes, and from any member of the community in contact with the school. Inovonics designed its wireless mobile duress system for exactly these types of environments.

Mobile duress systems rely on wireless radio protocols to transmit alarms, but not all wireless protocols are appropriate for a life safety system. Bluetooth is great for audio, WiFi for streaming media, Zigbee and Z-Wave for home automation, and cellular coverage for texting and phone calls, but none of these are widely used in commercial life-safety applications.

A life-safety system requires a wireless network removed from the common faults and downtimes that plague other wireless technologies. Because mobile duress system reliability can be a matter of life and death, its wireless backbone must be fully supervised, able to withstand interference, overcome obstacles, and guarantee multiple paths from the alarm device to the receiver.

Inovonics designed its mobile duress system with these requirements in mind because when it comes to dynamic security environments where life safety is the goal, there is no room for error. inovonics.com.

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