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Lone Worker Device and Alarms

The Cerberus Lone Worker device is an ideal safety device for employees working alone or in potentially dangerous environments.

If the person carrying or wearing the device feels they’re in danger, they can press the relevant button and then instantly connect to our Alarm Receiving Centre.

Our trained operators will then listen to and appraise the situation, make recordings and take appropriate action, including calling the emergency services where appropriate.

Staff can activate a GPS locator which tracks their movement and also call a ‘buddy’ via the two-way audio channel. As such, the devices are an excellent choice for potentially vulnerable individuals in a variety of organisations and environments.

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What is a lone worker and a lone worker device?

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a lone worker is defined as those “who work by themselves without close or direct supervision”. These people can include:

  • Delivery drivers
  • Health and social care workers
  • Warehouse workers
  • People who work from home

Many other types of workers may benefit from the use of lone worker alarms, such as security personnel, shop assistants, vulnerable individuals and those in a position of authority and responsibility for enforcing rules.

Employers must manage health and safety risks before people can work on their own. There are many inherent risks when doing so. These can include:

  • Threats to physical health (i.e. violence)
  • Threats to mental health or wellbeing
  • Existing health and/or pre-existing medical conditions of the worker
  • The conditions of the working environment

A lone worker device is one way of managing these risks. The lone worker can use this personal device to notify an alarm receiving centre, who can monitor and record the situation in real-time and dispatch emergency services if needed. This way the worker is always able to contact trained personnel in the event of an incident or emergency when working alone and receive help promptly.

The alarm may be triggered due to threats of violence, illegal activity or due to a life-threatening or medical emergency – whatever the cause, Cerberus is on hand to respond fast and to help stabilise the situation.

Our lone worker solutions

Our lone worker alarm devices connect to our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) where our trained operators listen, assess, record and dispatch security or emergency personnel if required.

Whenever the device is activated, the operative will know exactly who the user is, their precise location and follow the agreed procedure to ensure the safety of the lone worker.

The device also allows employees and employers to communicate via the device without the need for a mobile phone.

Lone worker devices help employers with their duty of care and employees stay safe.

Key features include:

  • Single-button for emergency calls
  • Small, lightweight and discreet
  • Accurate GPS location tracking
  • The standby battery life of up to ten days
  • Geo-fencing function available
  • Choice of a range of mobile networks
  • Choice of colours and a range of accessories

Do we offer lone worker alarm monitoring?

Yes, you will also benefit from our Alarm Receiving Centre, which has been certified Gold Standard by the UK’s National Security Inspectorate – so you can rest assured you are receiving the best in lone worker alarm monitoring.

This is a standard we maintain through regular checks and auditing, with the quality of our alarm monitoring refined to the highest level through years of experience.

Our alarm monitors will respond efficiently to any alert, monitoring the situation remotely and taking appropriate action to help your lone workers stay safe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Why Cerberus?

Cerberus has over 20 years of experience in providing security solutions to organisations and businesses of all sizes to help keep property and workers safe. Over this time, we have monitored thousands of lone worker devices across a range of industries and sectors.

Following your initial enquiry, we will arrange a consultation, site visit and risk assessment to understand your security requirements and the solutions you require.

We have a tailored approach to all businesses that we work with to make sure we provide you with a security solution that works for your organisation now and can adapt to your requirements in the future.

Speak to our team today about our lone worker devices, or alternatively browse our bespoke security solutions across CCTV monitoring, Physical Security, Electronic Security, Empty Property security and Alarm Monitoring systems.

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