5 Things to Look for in a Panic Button Solution

Personal panic buttons are a great safety tool for those who work in real estate and property management. There are times you may find yourself in harm’s way — perhaps dealing with an aggravated client, upset tenants, or surprise visitors to a vacant property, or while walking back to your car at night.

If you’re faced with an emergency, unexpected situation, or conflict on the job, a panic button is a simple, discreet way to help you connect to 911 in mere seconds. In fact, in these kinds of situations, a panic button can be even better than a cell phone.

So, what should you look for?

Here are five key features a panic button should offer:

1. Ability to connect to any cell service provider

One of the top features you should look for in a panic button solution is the ability to connect to any cell service provider. Some systems rely on just one specific cell service provider — and that’s a dangerous limitation if you’re in an area where that particular provider doesn’t provide adequate coverage.

The wireless, wearable panic button from Apartment Guardian automatically connects to any provider in your area to get you connected with emergency services in as few as 3 seconds. When you push and hold the panic button to trigger the automatic call mechanism, Apartment Guardian uses the strongest wireless signal available (regardless of network provider) to connect you to local emergency dispatch.

2. Portability

Some panic button systems are primarily intended for people working in a single location. But for many workers, their job requires them to be on the go, so they need a panic button that offers portability.

In real estate, for example, you’re constantly out and about, checking in on vacant properties, showing apartments, hosting events, and getting work done in the office in between.

Apartment Guardian easily clips to your keys, belt loop, or lanyard for maximum portability. And, because it looks like a regular key fob, it’s discreet to both carry and use in an emergency situation.

3. Long battery life

Constantly having to charge your panic button device isn’t just annoying; it also increases the chance that you’re walking around with a dead device. And in an unexpected or dangerous situation, you don’t want to be at sea without a life preserver.

Apartment Guardian’s battery lasts up to two weeks on a single charge, and is charged with a cable just like a cell phone or via a handy charging stand. To preserve battery life, Apartment Guardian devices have a power-saving mode. While in this mode, the device is still active; if you hold down the panic button for 3 seconds to activate it, the device will automatically turn back on and connect you with 911.

4. Sensitive microphone

What good is a panic button if the local emergency dispatch can’t hear what you’re saying? Don’t settle for less when it comes to microphone quality.

Apartment Guardian’s sensitive microphone enables emergency services to hear anything within 10 feet of the device once it’s activated, in crystal-clear 4G quality.

5. Ease of use

In an emergency, ease of use is everything. When you’re thrown into a crisis, it can be too overwhelming to remember how to use the emergency call settings on your cell phone. Even worse, you may not be able to use your phone without it being taken by an attacker.

With Apartment Guardian, all you need to do is press and hold the panic button for 3 seconds to be connected with local emergency services. Once the call is active, it can’t be hung up by the device, so an attacker would not be able to end the call.

Protect yourself with Apartment Guardian, the personal panic button that has all the features you need. Learn more.