In an emergency, you want to know that the people you love most have guaranteed help. Personal panic buttons are a tried-and-true model for personal safety, especially in elderly communities. Knowing your loved ones have a personal panic button easily accessible will help give you complete peace of mind.
What is a Personal Panic Button?
Personal panic buttons are small, security devices people use to send for help in case of an emergency. They’re typically used by the elderly or people who have medical conditions as a more convenient way to get the help they need in an emergency. There are many different brands of panic buttons that come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on someone’s needs, but they are mainly available as a home option or more of a portable option.
Home Panic Buttons
Home panic buttons can be part of a security system or used independently as an alerting device. When hit, the device should trigger an alarm and immediately request emergency dispatch services ensuring your family’s safety in your home.
Generally, home personal panic buttons, such as Medical Guardian, are connected to a base and offer the user a button they can press to request help in case of emergency. These devices are usually placed strategically throughout the house, in bedrooms and under nightstands so they’re easily accessible.
Portable Panic Buttons
Portable panic buttons are different from home panic buttons because they aren’t physically attached to your home. You can carry the portable buttons in your hand, pocket or simply attach it to garments for easy access in case of an emergency. Unlike the home panic button that is stationary, portable panic buttons can be used while on the go.
Life Alert, for example, is known for its mobility function designed for more active users. However, most portable panic buttons still require a home base system that is tethered to your home’s Wi-Fi network. This means that if you step out of range, the device won’t send the alert.
How Do Personal Panic Buttons Work?
Panic buttons are designed to offer fast and easy help in emergency situations. In terms of functionality, both home and portable panic buttons operate in the same way, with the only major difference being the physical location of the button.
Requesting help in an emergency requires just a few simple steps:
- Install or register your device
- Press the button on the pendant or home device
- Verify with an operator that you need help
- Help is on the way
Often times in emergency situations, being able to speak with an operator to get more information about an emergency can be challenging. This is where Rescu can help!
How Rescu is Different
Communicating with an operator is difficult in any emergency, especially if you are suffering from a medical condition, loss of hearing, or verbal communication is a challenge. Unlike most panic buttons, the Rescu app provides the fastest emergency help without ever needing to speak to an operator. Since Rescu is operated by a UL-Certified monitoring center, your request for help bypasses 9-1-1 all together and dispatches emergency services to your stored address immediately.
And Rescu is free! You and your loved ones have access to ambulance services and one dispatch address (like your home) or you can upgrade to Rescu Prime for medical, fire, and police help, as well as more dispatch addresses. Rescu offers all the benefits of personal panic buttons condensed into an app for your mobile device.
Turn Your Phone Into a Personal Panic Button with Rescu
With Rescu, you have the ability to turn something you already have and use (your cell phone) as a personal panic button. If you are concerned that you or someone you love needs an easier way to get help, then Rescu is a solution that offers you peace of mind and the freedom to live independently.
For the fastest and easiest way to get help in any emergency situation, think Rescu.