Smartphone Personal Duress Button Apps for Hospital and Healthcare Facility Safety Examined in New White Paper
“Guide to Smartphone Personal Duress Apps for Hospitals and Health Campuses” White Paper published by DefenCall explores how smartphone app technology can improve facility safety
September 30, 2013 – New Canaan, CT – DefenCall, Inc., a subsidiary of Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: DFTC) today announced the publication of a new white paper. The “Guide to Smartphone Personal Duress Apps for Hospitals and Health Campuses” explores how healthcare facilities can use smartphone personal duress button apps as part of their overall safety plan to improve security.
Smartphone personal duress apps introduce a new level of protection to healthcare facility workers and volunteers by providing a personal duress button on their smartphones to enhance their ability to “call for help” in an urgent situation by notifying both first responders and administrative staff. These apps can also provide immediate access to customized safety information and procedures for users to follow in an emergency.
The white paper specifically covers:
- What smartphone personal duress buttons are
- How smartphone personal duress button apps work including integration with emergency calling, text messaging, email and dispatch systems
- Comparison to wired and pendent personal duress button systems
Why facilities should consider adding inbound alerting as part of a comprehensive security plan
“With the need to protect workers, volunteers, patients and visitors an increasing challenge for healthcare facility safety leaders, smartphone technology provides an effective and affordable means to greater security ,” said James C. Ackerly, CEO of DefenCall. “This white paper explains how healthcare facilities can leverage their community members’ smartphones to improve emergency communication and overall safety.”
For more information on how smartphone personal duress button apps can improve safety, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 203-354-9164.
DefenCall, Inc. (www.defencall.com) provides solutions that enhance personal security by connecting community members with first responders and support networks through smartphone technology. DefenCall’s products include Campus StaySafe™, a smartphone-based mobile alerting panic button system which connects college students’ smartphones directly to campus security departments, K-12 StaySafe™, an alerting system that allows classroom teachers immediate emergency “panic button” access to their administration and local police, and Healthcare StaySafe, a smartphone personal duress button app for hospitals and healthcare facilities.
DefenCall, Inc. is a subsidiary of Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: DFTC), an intelligent threat awareness firm that develops and markets IP radiation detection and sensor management systems. Defentect is committed to the discovery and deployment of advanced technologies for physical and homeland security.
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