Here at Eastway Lock & Key, Inc., we know that your business is important to you, and our goal is to help you keep it safe. In the event of a workplace emergency, you’ll want to notify the right emergency response teams and have them dispatched to your location as quickly as possible, but there are many such situations in which picking up a phone is not an option. To safeguard your team in the event of such an incident, we recommend installing a panic device. In this article, we’ll go over three reasons why we believe your business needs a panic device:
- Cost Effectiveness. Many companies spend significant amounts of money designing and running employee safety training programs, including programs designed for threat response. However, high-stress situations tend to overwhelm people’s ability to make logical decisions, and even making a 911 call can be too complex a task for a brain that’s flooded with adrenaline. Installing a panic device provides a cost-effective security measure that’s easy to operate, ensuring that help will arrive as soon as possible during an emergency.
- Versatility. Another reason that we at Eastway Lock & Key, Inc. recommend installing a panic device as part of your security system is that it is highly versatile. Access control and security cameras are great tools for monitoring your business and keeping outside threats out–however, they are less effective when it comes to responding to threats from within. A panic device provides a safe, effective way to summon assistance for dealing with a threat from any direction.
- Internal Notification. While making a 911 call is an effective way to alert the authorities of your situation and get the help you need, a phone call doesn’t provide a way to alert the other staff of either the existence of the threat or that help is being summoned. At Eastway Lock & Key, Inc., we offer panic devices that can be integrated into your business’ internal communication system to keep your coworkers or employees aware of the danger.