Guardian24 has launched MicroGuard, a key-fob sized device that combines the latest GPS, GPRS and G-sensor technologies to provide lone workers with an easy-to-use, highly-effective means to call for help at the touch of a button.
Certified to the British Standard for lone-worker device services (BS 8484), the MicroGuard connects to Guardian24’s dedicated UK alarm receiving centre (ARC). Trained ARC controllers will determine the nature of the situation through GPS tracking and remote two-way audio streaming. In addition to the SOS button, MicroGuard features a fall alarm which will automatically raise an alert to the ARC in the event of a fall or sudden impact.
The MicroGuard devices also allow users to leave specific pre-alert voice messages, providing details of their activity and location. These voice messages will be immediately available to the ARC controllers if an alarm is activated, providing vital additional information which can be passed to the emergency responder.
The devices have a battery life of over 200 hours and can be worn as a pendant, attached to a key-ring or belt, or worn as an identity cardholder using an accessory.
Leona Mills, marketing manager, Guardian24, said, “We uniquely allow each end-user to have the Guardian24 service available to them on two devices simultaneously in recognition of the growing trend to have both a work and personal mobile phone.
“Adding the MicroGuard to our product portfolio allows us to offer a compact lone-worker device that can be used in addition to our smartphone app, providing the user with 24/7 protection for just a single subscription fee.”