-  Photo courtesy of SecuraTrac

Photo courtesy of SecuraTrac

SecuraTrac's next-generation mobile emergency pendant, the MobileDefender Model S (MD-S), is introduces new capabilities that will help to ensure the safety of those who use the MD-S and the SecuraTrac platform. It is a small device that employees can keep in their pocket or on a lanyard to use as a panic button while on the job. 

When the SOS button is pressed, the MD-S functions as a two-way speakerphone so security can hear what it happening at the employee's location and communicate back if appropriate. The device sends a GPS location alert. In addition, the MD-S also offers a built-in Fall Advisory capability. The MD-S can detect horizontal and vertical movement so if an employee falls on the job or is knocked over, he or she does not have to initiate a call for help — the MD-S will trigger one automatically. Leveraging existing SecuraTrac cloud-based location technology, the MD-S adds the ability for Central Stations to respond to potential accidents.

To improve battery lifespan, the MD-S was designed with a new Wake-on SOS feature. Wake-on SOS gives the device the ability to last over 30 days on a single charge because the device is off until the SOS button is activated. This preserves the battery while enabling the device to turn-on, locate, transmit its location, and make the emergency phone call after the SOS is activated. 

With this emergency pendant, managers can keep track of employees and employees can feel empowered about safety. The MD-S can alert management in case of an emergency, even if the employee is unable to send that alert themselves.