Staff Duress

‘Duress’ Personal Alarm

Whatever your working environment, installing the Guardian personal alarm system will give staff the assurance that someone is looking out for them, providing a safer and more confident workplace.

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The personal activation devices are discreet, easy to use and are programmable to offer two levels of call – assistance and attack. This enables the system to be used as an attack alarm and also by staff to summon assistance at a touch of a button without having to leave the scene of the incident.

Guardian is easy to use by design with no buttons to press in an emergency and instant transmission of the unique signal. Key staff members can be assigned with radio pagers to alert them of incident locations and the level of assistance required.

Resetting the system can also be carried out by key personnel with a personal activation device programmed to send a RESET signal, in the area the call was initiated or by a key switch at Attack Display Units.

Guardian registers and cancels each signal individually and displays multiple calls in the order they are received, with an attack signal overriding all assist calls until it has been dealt with.

Every workplace is different and Guardian is easily adapted to your environment. Options, such as the silent mode to prevent alarms aggravating critical situations, or zoning in areas so that only local incidents are displayed, enables Guardian to work with you and in your best interests.

The system can be easily expanded to cover additional internal and external areas and can be upgraded in line with your requirements at any time.

By installing the Guardian system you can provide peace of mind for your staff enabling them to continue with their duties in a secure environment.

Any attack system has to be totally reliable to ensure your staff have complete confidence in the protection you are providing. Guardian utilises a combination of advanced Infra Red and Radio Technology, ensuring that whatever your member of staff’s location, either inside the building or outside in a car park, courtyard or garden, their call will be received.

For added reliability, the system has a built-in “call follower” feature. Once an attack call has been made, the personal activation device will continue to transmit “attack” signals which are picked up by the nearest internal receiver unit or external receiver unit.

If the incident moves to another part of the building, the location will be tracked by the system and will show on the display ensuring that help will go to the right place.

The system has been designed to be as unobtrusive as possible and incorporates a “tamper” facility which will raise a call if a unit is tampered with. For added peace of mind, an optional LED flashes to indicate the system is fully operational.

The Guardian Staff Protection System devices are all manufactured using high strength durable ABS plastic fascias, making them strong and robust. For added strength, devices that are at higher risk of vandalism can be supplied on stainless steel fascias.

Manufactured in high strength ABS plastic, the Guardian Personal Activation Devices are ergonomically shaped for easy activation.


Whatever your working environment, installing the Guardian staff protection system will give staff the assurance that someone is looking out for them, providing a safer and more confident workplace.

The key components that make up the personal alarm system include:

Alphanumeric LCD Display Unit

The Alphanumeric LCD Display Unit identifies the location of each incident, along with the level of assistance required.

Personal Activation Device - (IR + RF)

The Personal Activation Device is worn by all members of staff that require protection.

Addressable Infra Red Internal Receiver Unit

Positioned inside the building to provide complete infra red coverage.

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Selection of Sites where Guardian Systems are Installed


Western Australia

  • Royal Perth Hospital
  • Bentley Hospital
  • Rockingham Hospital
  • Armadale Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Beverley Hospital
  • Peel Health Campus
  • Mirrabooka Mental Health Unit
  • Midland Child Development Service
  • Midland Rehabilitation Centre
  • Bentley Adolescent Unit
  • Welshpool Mental Health Unit


New South Wales

  • Bankstown Hospital (Sydney)

United Kingdom

  • Heathrow Airport T3, T4, T5.
  • Ashworth High Security Hospital
  • St Barts & Royal London Hospital – Refurb for 2012 Olympics
  • National Probation Service – in excess of 200 sites
  • Job Centres – in excess of 100 sites
  • Japanese School -London
  • South Staff Hospital LIFT – 2 sites
  • Birmingham Hospital LIFT – 10 sites
  • South Staff NHS Trust – 3 sites
  • Avon & Wiltshire Partnership Trust – 6 sites
  • Milton Keynes NHS Trust – 3 sites
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust – 6 sites
  • Coventry Primary Care Trust – 4 sites
  • Pennine Care Trust – 3 sites
  • Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Trust -7 sites

Sectors Supplied

  • Health Care
  • Airports
  • Financial Institutions
  • Custodial
  • Court Rooms
  • Bail Hostels
  • Border Agencies
  • Immigration Hostels
  • Drug Rehab Hostels
  • Pharmacies
  • Retail
  • Special Schools

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