A duress alarm also enables workers to keep in touch with each other and signal of a danger quickly and discreetly.
Panic buttons are most commonly used in hospitals, educational institutions, nursing homes and in locations where a single employee works late hours or there is a risk of hazard.
Duress alarm is usually activated via a button which is connected to a monitoring center. Depending on a device, the alarm can be raised silently or audibly, manually or automatically (in case a user is rendered unconscious). Immediately, the signal is sent to a security department, the headquarters, police or emergency services. The responsible security personnel identifies the location of the threat and dispatches help to the area.