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How to Pick the Best Panic Alarms

The market is full of these duress alarms because of the high demand for them in workplaces, learning institutions, and even for personal use. Knowing which alarm system will work for you can be challenging because of the many available options.

Let us help you understand the use and how to choose an effective panic alarm system depending on your needs, budget, and other factors. The following guide will give you an idea of the factors to consider when purchasing alarms.

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Different Types of Panic Alarms

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The Connection Technology


There are many connections for panic alarms, including Bluetooth, wi-fi, and satellite. With the advancement in technology, the world is moving more towards wireless technology, but that does not mean there are no hardwired systems still in use today.

You need to consider the type of connection that the panic alert system you want is using to ensure it does not fail when you need it the most. If it uses wi-fi, you need to place it in a place with a constant supply of wi-fi; otherwise, it will be of no use.

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GPS Tracking


A sound panic alarm needs to have a way of tracking the location of the user. The alarm will be useless if no one can identify the location where help is needed. You need location technology on your alarm to show your location when you ask for help.

Some will use Bluetooth and real-time location systems to transmit location data, which could influence the cost and performance of the system. The more efficient it is, the more costly it’s likely to be. 

Therefore, buy an alarm system with the features you need for a particular use case. Panic alarms with GPS tracks are suitable for people working in the wild or outdoors.

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Silent Or Loud


Sometimes you need to ask for help discreetly to avoid alarming the attacker and elevating the situation, while other times, you need to attract the attention of everyone around you. Loud or audible panic alarms will work best for particular places, while silent ones will work best for others.

It is essential to consider how you will use your alarm and whether having it loud is in your best interest or not. You will find that the costs, designs, and sizes are different for each type of panic alarm.

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Stationary or Mobile


There are all types of designs in the market today, depending on what is convenient for you. For example, an office setup can easily use a stationary panic button stationed somewhere like the reception or the security office.

However, a stationary one will not work for personal use because it limits your location where the alarm is installed. You need a portable and easy-to-carry item that disguises itself as a keyholder to avoid triggering attackers.

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