What are Five Reasons Why USB Panic Buttons Work for Any Business?

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It’s unfortunate that recent events are showing a need for increased security initiatives. In the business world, security initiatives take resources away from regular business costs. This cuts into company profits. Enacting additional security measures becomes more of a nuisance than a help. These security measures commonly result in an organization having to change the natural flow of operations. Security initiatives are great when they are effective while not interfering with daily operations. Here are five reasons why USB panic buttons are always the best option:


Traditional panic buttons offered through alarm companies require hard wiring into your phone line. In other words, a security representative will have to move the panic button every time the office gets rearranged. I can’t speak for other USB Panic Buttons, but the CRS Notify USB panic button is pre-programmed and ready to use. Plug the device into any workstation running CRS Notify, and it will automatically work.  The USB panic button also works with any other computer running CRS Notify. Simply moving the panic button will not cause it to stop working.

Rapid Notification

Unlike traditional panic buttons, the USB panic button works with a software program installed on the computer. Clients should have an incident response plan to account for seven or so minutes between the onset of an incident until responders arrive. Most of that time is because most traditional panic buttons can take over two minutes to alert just one type of responder. In contrast, USB panic buttons alert both internal and external responders moments after an alert is raised.

Alerting Methodssafety systems

Unlike traditional panic buttons, USB panic buttons have multiple methods to alert multiple parties. However, traditional panic buttons only alert one emergency responder. How do we alert everyone else? Furthermore, CRS USB Panic buttons can simultaneously alert multiple responders and staff using various methods. These methods include automated voice calls, text messages, phone apps, emails, and computers. USB panic buttons merge all alerting needs into one button for a prepared response.

Location Identification

Police generally respond to alerts initiated by traditional panic buttons. However, law enforcement personnel receives information that the panic button was in fact activated and the address of the activation. Moreover, officers do not know who initiated the panic button, their particular location or how long ago the device was activated. USB panic buttons from CRS Notify let each location have customizable messages for each button and each user. The messages can relay a particular message to computer, text, email and voice call recipients to the exact location and the party who initiated the alert. The details help responders pinpoint the duress location. In turn, it helps them effectively respond. 

Different Alert Levels

CRS Notify can work with just the click of a computer mouse. The USB panic buttons from CRS Notify are optional and can operate high or low-level alerts. In addition, a client can determine alert levels for each button on a USB panic button. This means that you can have a low-level alert to help alleviate a problem before it escalates. The low-level alert button can be programmed to alert needed responders. Furthermore, the low level is ideal for suspicious activity that business managers can handle without causing any further or unneeded panic to everyone. Traditional panic buttons only have one method to one responder and are no longer competitive with technology today.

Still Unsure About a USB Panic Button?

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