Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust is the first to adopt Connexion2’s Identicom Series 8 lone worker devices. The new devices are in the form of an ID badge and enable staff working in potentially dangerous situations or locations to discreetly raise an alarm if needed.
The Identicom devices were bought as part of the company’s SoloProtect package which includes the device itself, 24/7 monitoring, SIM card and mobile network usage, device training and monthly reporting.
VAHT now has 130 Identicom devices for a range of employees who work continuously alone, as well as those who occasionally work alone including the letting, rents, welfare and facilities teams.
The devices have automatic ‘man down’ detection for any of VAHT’s workers facing environmental risks, such as electricians, plumbers, roofers, ground workers and caretakers. The devices are also configurable for either one or two-way audio, allowing Identicom’s alarm receiving centre to communicate directly with the user. GPS technology in the devices also enables the alarm receiving centre to quickly pinpoint the location of the worker.
Leslie Goodman, facilities manager, Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, said, “Conexion2’s Identicom devices are not only less expensive than our previous system, but we also get management support through SoloProtect.”