Only Personal Security Software Solutions Enable Multiple Methods to Call for Help and Signal the Nature of an Emergency
There is a place in the world for the â€œbig red buttonâ€ personal safety hardware solutions and that is for medical emergencies, particularly for the elderly. The big red button hanging around oneâ€™s neck is an easy target to hit in a medical emergency. The reality is that not all emergency situations are of a medical nature. Teachers dealing with a behavioral issue or caught up in an active shooter scenario are facing a very different situation than someone experiencing a medical emergency. Hardware solutions allow for only ONE call for help: send the SWAT team. All emergencies are the same to a hardware solution. Emergencies come in different forms and require different responses.
Software-based solutions allow for a number of ways to signal panic, both obvious and discrete. Overt panic signaling is easy to do: explicitly swipe the UI and help is on the way. This is the equivalent of hitting a big red button. Importantly, the modern mobile device allows for a number of additional and non-obvious ways to signal that help is needed. These methods are enabled by sensors in the devices themselves, sensors that dedicated panic hardware solutions do not possess.
- â€œRip Cordâ€ Signaling: Blueforceâ€™s patent pending approach to capturing hardware events allows for an act as simple as pulling oneâ€™s headphones from the smartphone to signal a panic event. This â€œripcordâ€ function allows the user to focus on escape and calling for help via a covertly executed action.
- Button Mashing: Blueforceâ€™s patent pending approach to personal security includes means to mash (i.e., push intently on hardware buttons) various buttons on the device itself to signal a need for help.
- External Button: Should one see a benefit of having a dedicated button separate from the phone itself, various buttons that connect via Bluetooth to the smart device can be used. The form factor of this button can attach to a key chain, reside in a pocket, and some resemble jewelry.
BlueBeacon is a highly secure software based emergency notification system that provides a safety net.Â The product delivers location services, secure text communications, covert emergency camera triggering, â€œlisten liveâ€ capability, and provides situational awareness of end-user movement and position.Â Built on Blueforceâ€™s patented location and sensor fusion platform,Â Â BlueBeacon endpoints can be autonomously monitored where no personnel are required and panic notifications are done with email and SMS.Â Â When BlueBeacon is used with Blueforce Web Command Center (WEBCC), users can be monitored by dispatchers in real-time on the WEBCC map with visual and audible alerts when a user triggers a “panicâ€ event.
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