Home Panic Button

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How Does a Home Panic Button Work?

A home panic button varies in functionality.  Most often homeowners use their current burglar alarm company to provide them with a hard-wired panic button.  These hard-wired panic buttons are usually inexpensive. It is also easier to create an account since the alarm company is a current vendor.  I refer to these type panic buttons as being very traditional.  Moreover, traditional home panic buttons are usually hardwired. Traditional panic buttons generally use a phone line to alert only one responder.  Traditional home panic buttons average around three minutes to alert just one responder.  Also, many panic buttons default and fail to alert the responder. There is no way for anyone to know that a notification was received via a traditional home panic button.

What is the Main Reason to Have a Home Panic Button?

The idea of having a home panic button is to lower the time between the onset of an incident and when responders are on the scene.  The goal is to notify responders rapidly. This allows for quick de-escalate any crisis, which lowers the opportunity for victimization.  The significant time delay of the traditional home panic buttons is the reason why they are rapidly becoming discounted. Law enforcement personnel sometimes consider traditional home panic button ineffective.

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Why is a Traditional Home Panic Button a Mistake?

With a rapid response, the incident had already occurred because of the delayed notification of several minutes. The traditional panic button also failed to give us any information about the situation, along with a delayed notification.  Furthermore, many of the home panic button alarms were activated accidentally, and no one knew how the button was initiated. Law enforcement personnel consider notifications from a traditional home panic button as high-priority. However, the delayed notification time on the ones that work proved to be ineffective for a rapid response.

Does Technology Offer Solutions for a Home Panic Button?

Yes!  Technology has caught up and revolutionized the way people respond to situations.  The increase in global in domestic terrorism creates a clear and imminent need to have a home panic button. People believe mobile apps are the cure-all for these types of situations. However, an app is not solely the best option. Think about if there was an emergency. Would you have time to find your phone, open it, and locate the app to raise a panic? The key to an effective home panic button is to lower the notification time to responders. Internal and external notification integration is a crucial factor as well. Integrating internal and external notification means that it notifies everyone while alerting responders at the same time.

How Much Should I Budget for a Home Panic Button?

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Find a technology-driven home panic button system that offers free system updates. Outdated programs are not useful in this day and age. Technology is always changing.  Look for a scalable system that meets your exact needs and the cost will always offset.  Surprisingly, the technology-driven home panic buttons are usually priced three to one less than the traditional panic buttons while offering several other innovative features that can easily be molded to your particular needs.


Still Unsure About a Home Panic Button?

Contact us for more information to make the best decision for your home panic button system.

info@communityresponsesystems.com or 800-533-7201 M-F 8-5 pm CST

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