Keeping prisoners and personnel safe at correctional facilities presents many challenges. Many modern correctional centers provide vocational, educational, and treatment programs to offenders. The goal of providing these kinds of programs is to offer offenders the tools necessary for successful reintegration into the community. Prisoners, guards and civilian staff are often mixed in large facilities.
Providing duress alarms for personnel in these facilities is an important part of the security solution. As soon as a duress alarm is triggered, the WAVE Plus system instantly transmits a detailed alarm message over the radios carried by the officers at the facility.
Officers can respond immediately without any dispatch delay.
Wireless buttons are easily placed in classrooms, hallways and other areas throughout a facility. As soon as a button is pressed, officers are instantly notified of the location of the emergency over the radios that they already carry. This notification is significantly faster than having a monitoring station make a phone call and can dramatically improve response times at the onset of an emergency when seconds count.
The WAVE Plus system also supports door/window contacts, pressure mats and motion sensors that can be used to secure sensitive areas after hours and protect expensive equipment such as projectors and printers. The system will notify officers when there is unauthorized access to a restricted area.
The system is almost completely wireless making installation and expansion easy. Wireless weather resistant buttons can be placed in parking lots without the expense of running wire.
The WAVE can also send emails and text messages as secondary alarms to personnel who do not carry radios.