SolusGuard Launches Wearable Alarm to Protect Lone Workers

SolusGuard Wearable Alarm

SolusGuard, a Saskatchewan, Canada-based software company launched a complete set of wearable alarm for workers’ safety. The wearable device pairs with a smartphone app to instantly alert contacts that the employee is in danger. The app also includes a range of customizable features that help businesses in compliance and reporting.

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This product launch coincides with new regulations from several provinces and territories in Canada that require businesses to take measures to protect lone workers. Other regions are expected to follow suit. SolusGuard features are designed to protect workers from potentially risky situations, but also to allow businesses to stay in compliance with these new laws.

The discreet personal alarm can be worn as a pendant or on a belt loop. In case of an imminent danger, the employee simply presses a button and a list of contacts are notified with an alarm coupled with the employee’s GPS location. If the contacts do not respond within two minutes, a call to 911 is made. In fact, SolusGuard is the only product of its kind that will call 911 as a backup, ensuring that the employee can reach help when they need it, the company said in a press release.

“When an employee is under attack or in another life or death situation, they need access to help immediately,” said Serese Selanders, founder and CEO. “The time it takes to pull out a smartphone, unlock it and dial numbers may not be enough – plus a phone could easily be knocked away. SolusGuard allows employees to call for help at the click of a button that’s worn on their person at all times.”

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Features such as employee check in and out and reporting offered by the device can help businesses stay in compliance and maintain records of incidents that occur.

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“Employers naturally want to protect their workers because it’s the right thing to do. But they also need to think about protecting their business,” added Selanders. “If an employee is harmed on the job, the business may be at risk of compliance violations, fines, lawsuits and permanent damage to their brand and reputation.”

SolusGuard is ideal for case workers, field staff, delivery drivers, property managers or any other employee who may be at risk while working.

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