Mobile Panic Button Solutions for Healthcare Staff
Location Tech offers precise location tracking, up to 2X more accurate room and floor location fixes, enabling rapid response in patient care settings
We Keep Emergency Help Within Reach
Location Tech provides wireless mobile Panic Button solutions with best-in-class geolocation capabilities, supported by a proprietary 3D and blind spot-free private wireless network, and 2-way radio communication options, to connect rapid response with healthcare workers in patient care settings – hospitals, outpatient, psychiatric and rehab facilities, nursing homes, and more.
Panic Buttons have come a long way since the original “duress alarms” that were installed in many types of workplaces, including hospitals, but also school campuses, banks, retail spaces, offices and government buildings. Originally they were small buttons affixed to the underside of a counter or desk that staff could push to activate if they found themselves faced with an emergency situation.
Today’s panic buttons are wireless and designed to operate as mobile devices. But with that mobility comes a new challenge:
Keeping emergency help always within reach requires precise and accurate geolocation capabilities. This is where Location Tech’s proprietary algorithms, machine-learning software, and best-in-class network infrastructure really deliver!
Unlock Flexibility, Unleash Security in Any Patient Care Setting
Location Tech’s solution provides multiple device options without compromising on precise geolocation capabilities, keeping help always within reach. Our AI-powered software pinpoints precise location facility-wide, enabled by our best-in-class private wireless network which captures and consolidates signal data to provide 24/7 real-time monitoring and alerting.
More Ways to Solve for Your Evolving Needs in Patient Care
Starting with our pure-play mobile Panic Button solution, hospitals and clinics of all kinds also have the option to add state of the art Motorola® radios – with or without integrated Panic Buttons – to design a custom mobile alert and security communications solution that is tailored to the clinical setting and staff needs.
The Fundamental Difference
AI-Powered, Real-Time Analysis + Network Infrastructure
Location Tech chose LoRa and & 900Mhz Band Network Infrastructure for its private wireless network infrastructure, and developed proprietary algorithms to process geolocation signal data. This offers schools maximum connectivity compared to other solutions that rely on Wi-Fi, cellular or Bluetooth networks, which are more expensive and complex, and less reliable.
Designed for Mobility
Location Tech’s solutions are as mobile as the people who use them, and our integration with Motorola®, the leader in commercial wireless radios, such as MOTOTRBO and TLK 25, provides additional options, with no additional network infrastructure and precise 3D geolocation capabilities.
Best-in-Class Geolocation Capabilities
When seconds count, don’t rely on second-rate! On site testing shows our room and floor geolocation IDs are up to 2X more accurate than other solutions.
Zero Blind Spots
Where Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth networks fall short is where Location Tech excels. Our network configuration covers every square foot of your campus, with minimal infrastructure, for a lower cost of ownership and blind spot-free connectivity to ensure that every alert reaches the right first responder.
Multimodal Alerts, Cloud-based Dashboard
Configure and monitor alerts in real time via a simple, easy-to-navigate online dashboard which displays essential information, and provides drill-down details, too. There’s no limit to the number of people who can receive notifications, with 24/7 global reach configurable to phone, email, SMS and text.
What can a Panic Button solution do for your healthcare facility?
With our Panic Button and wireless network infrastructure solution in place, healthcare facilities can be adequately equipped with silent panic alarms that will directly notify first responders in case of an emergency. But it’s our real-time, precise location capabilities that enable rapid response and can contribute to a greater sense of safety in the workplace.
And a sense of safety is no small thing. A sharp increase in reports of violence toward healthcare workers has been recognized nationwide – it’s even been called “an epidemic” in recent reporting – and it’s an unwelcome trend for an already stressed workforce that is often overextended and overworked. In fact, it’s been reported that even rudeness and “incivility” has a negative impact on nurses, doctors and allied health workers.
These trends are prompting calls for more protection and for holding administrators more accountable for implementing measures to prevent violence and protect workers. For example, a nurses’ labor union has pushed for a law giving OSHA more authority to monitor hospital safety, and it’s now also advocating for a national response.
Forward-thinking organizations who see the potential for improving safety and workplace morale, are implementing Panic Button solutions and seeing measurable improvements – including higher workplace satisfaction scores, lower incidents of injury and workers comp claims. Additionally, with Location Tech, customers can verify, track and report on incidence of alerts, from the archive of alert data, contributing to transparency between administrators and staff.
Location Tech Guiding Principles
- Minimal infrastructure, simple installation. If the system has fewer moving parts, there are fewer things to fail. Similarly, the fewer steps and less stringent the installation steps, the less likely it will be to make mistakes. Experience has shown us that whatever can fail, will fail, so we incorporate fewer points of failure for less maintenance overall
- Accurate location fixes, above all. What’s the point of an emergency panic alarm if it cannot accurately locate you? We have used our cumulative 100+ years of wireless engineering expertise to solve this problem in an elegantly simple way
- Our system will support additional functionality, and operate as a platform, not a point solution. This allows schools to adopt only the functionality you need today with the option add more as needs evolve in a modular way, which allows easy expansion and makes the system less brittle
- Leverage an ecosystem of IoT sensors that is extensive and cost effective. We set aside the “Not Invented Here” syndrome because it’s not cost-effective
- Simple and intuitive to use. If a system is too difficult to understand and use, then it won’t get used. We want our solutions to be impactful, so we have carefully thought through how people will actually use it.