Connexion2 has also supplied 150 Identicom devices to Calico Group, including a number of units with ‘Man Down’ detection, again as part of the company’s SoloProtect package.
Calico previously used mobile phones, combined with an emergency code, to raise an alarm should a lone worker feel threatened, but these were cumbersome and unreliable. In addition, the alerts were sent to Calico’s head office and if key people were in a meeting or out of the office, there was a chance that the alert would be unnoticed for some time.
Kerry Tattersall, health and safety manager, Calico Group, said, “We invited six companies to pitch for the business and then short-listed two companies’ devices to trial. Our staff thought that the Identicom device was fabulous and reported that it was a million times better than their previous system.”