Raglan Housing has purchased 70 of the award-winning Identicom lone worker devices from Connexion2 to protect 100 lone workers.
Raglan Housing conducted a short trial of the Identicom devices at the end of 2012 and then bought 70 lone worker devices at the beginning of 2013. The devices, purchased through Connexion2’s fully managed SoloProtect package, help to protect surveyors, housing oﬃcers, project workers and support workers throughout Raglan Housing. SoloProtect is fully compliant with the British Standard for Lone Worker Device Services (BS8484:2011), ensuring the most eﬃcient way to elicit a Police response in the UK.
The Identicom devices have a range of features, including the ability to easily and discreetly raise a ‘red alert’ if a user feels their safety has been compromised through a single button press. The devices also have conﬁgurable two-way audio, multi-function buttons to help with job orientated tasks and the ability to conduct a ‘status check’ and leave an ‘amber alert’.
David Hall, Regional Director, Raglan Housing, said, “The Identicom lone worker device was chosen after a short and successful trial with SoloProtect which showed how easy the device was to use and how simple it was to integrate into users’ daily routines. The device has increased conﬁdence among users and managers when staﬀ are working alone, knowing a Police response is just a button press away.”