The long-term care (LTC) industry has undergone significant changes in the last few decades. Communities have become less institutional and more "destinational" - places that seniors actually want to call home. Occupancy and resident satisfaction will be driven by both quality health care and quality of life. You're in the hospitality business and that means residents and their families need to experience your property as inviting, safe and comfortable, providing access to all kinds of services to optimize physical, mental and emotional well-being. Technology innovation plays a major role in enabling and scaling to the new standards of senior living, with an emphasis on living because that's the goal. Health, relevance, relationships and joy have no age limits.
Given the liabilities and complexities in senior living, ignorance isn't an option because a lack of information or disruptions in its flow can endanger lives. But trying to respond to alarms from multiple systems causes confusion, inefficiencies and distractions among staff, leading to alarm fatigue and negative impacts on resident care. However, situational awareness technology can be used to improve emergency alerting and response management. SARA integrates life safety, security and environmental controls, turning alarms from these stand-alone systems into detailed alerts for delivery to virtually any communication device. With the situational awareness SARA provides, the appropriate response can be initiated according to predefined alerting and escalation protocols. And because alerts from any number of sensors can be delivered directly to caregivers, buzzers, strobe lights and other audible alarms can be quieted to ensure a more calm and hospitable environment.
To speed emergency alerting and response, mobile duress technology in the form of personal alert buttons has been widely adopted by senior living communities. As the pioneering provider of mobile duress systems for situational awareness, we've given thousands of LTC/Senior Living residents access to immediate assistance and thus greater independence, mobility and peace of mind for them and their families. Because alerts are processed and delivered by SARA to caregivers in real time, they can take immediate action to find the individual requesting help. We offer both local, premise-based mobile duress for individuals in a single building or multi-building campus, as well as wide-area mobile duress. For example, a senior living provider could opt to equip assisted living and skilled nursing residents with premise-based mobile duress pendants, while giving independent residents wide-area mobile duress pendants for greater freedom and independence off campus.
We've developed a complete iOS-based mobile dashboard solution, including phone and network, for use in health-care environments, including senior living. The preprogrammed dashboards trigger the appropriate alerts along with the subsequent acknowledgements to indicate which staff or caregivers "own" those alerts. This feature improves communication and workflow among those on shift because there's no duplication of efforts or searching for each other because every alert, location and response is shown. Using this solution instead of pagers, one early adopter reduced its average response time by three minutes.
No one wants to believe that an incident with mass losses will occur "at my school," but what if it did? Helping protect our children, even as young adults off at college, is one of the driving forces for the SARA technology, and we continue to work with both K-12 schools and colleges/universities by providing situational awareness.
Incidents can be extreme, like a shooting or a fire, but mundane situations, such as an overflowing toilet, a student smoking in the restroom, or a bomb threat, also have negative impacts. So why not implement a technology framework that can help prevent not only loss of life but also property and instructional time?
Situational awareness is key to improving campus safety and security. Principals, first responders, students, faculty and other campus personnel must receive real-time information about a possible threat, so they can initiate the appropriate response plan.
With today's smarter networks and devices, plus SARA to tie all of them together, it's easier and more cost-effective than ever to create a safety and security bubble over a single campus or group of campuses. SARA, an automated alerting engine, integrates life safety, security and environmental controls, turning alarms from these stand-alone systems into detailed alerts for delivery to communication end points.
Such unification greatly enhances risk management, ensuring the right information reaches the right people via the right devices so an unfolding situation can be addressed the right way. Both situational awareness and response management are integrated and automated to operationalize emergency plans. So arm your people with knowledge - detailed information about what's happening, where it's happening, and what to do about it - or how to avoid it.
Smartphones become even smarter when backed by SARA and its universal alerting application with preprogrammed mobile dashboards, enabling any stakeholder on any device on any network to respond to unfolding situations more quickly, initiate alerts and associated response plans more effectively, and escalate/notify others as necessary - all from one user interface. The SARA universal alerting app also powers wide-area mobile duress for summoning immediate help. While some companies and start-ups provide duress products, they are one-dimensional whereas mobile duress is just one application of the SARA enterprise solution. Live video from integrated security cameras also can be pushed to desktops. By giving SARA "eyes" through a capability called video paging, responders can see an event as it's unfolding to better inform response and resources. Prerecorded videos, maps/floor plans and photos also can be included in video pages.
Mobile duress is a key situational awareness application for hospitality settings. For example, lone workers and other staff can be equipped with mobile duress pendants to increase safety/security and to summon immediate help.
West 57th Street by Hilton Club, among other hotels, is using SARA to enhance life safety for engineering, housekeeping and security personnel. If a pendant is activated, alerts automatically go to the security team on duty as well as the director of engineering so they can react appropriately.
Securing and monitoring your fleet increases your awareness and productivity. Our solution will help your dispatchers or managers to locate your vehicles, providing location history report, events notifications from anywhere and anytime.
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With our standalone GPS devices, you will know when your equipment is moving, know its location and status.
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Create geofences around where your asset is located. Get notified when the asset is moved - likely a theft attempt - so you can locate and take action.
Given the complexities and challenges facing health care, technology can help keep an eye on all "the stuff," so clinicians can pay more attention to patients. Situational awareness technology makes it easier to assess, prioritize and respond to alarms more quickly to improve workflow and therefore the delivery of patient care from admission through discharge. Besides emergency alerting, situational awareness also applies to business operations. With greater efficiency in all areas, costs will go down while quality goes up.
Violent crime has increased in hospitals with most assaults occurring in the patient's room, according to the Emergency Nurses Association. When dealing with an agitated patient, family member or visitor in or outside the room, mobile duress provides clinicians and other staff with a discreet yet effective means of alerting others when help is needed. And because location data is transmitted as part of an alert to security and/or other clinicians and personnel on duty, response time is further reduced. There's a correlation between staff safety and job satisfaction and therefore patient care and satisfaction. That makes mobile duress an important consideration for any hospital serious about its mission and protecting those who carry it out.
Emergency alerting and response management is critical in manufacturing plants, as well as in warehouses and distribution facilities. Situational awareness increases favorable outcomes in terms of worker safety, preventing equipment failures, stopping inventory loss, and ensuring production uptime in these environments. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana is one of the customers in the manufacturing sector to realize the broad value of situational awareness, starting with mobile duress for crews in welding and storage areas.
Sensors can be placed on numerous pieces of equipment to monitor proper operation. If there's a failure, SARA will alert the appropriate crews for immediate investigation and remediation. In addition to manufacturing equipment failures, SARA can detect changes or failures in environmental controls. This capability improves safety and also can prevent the damage or loss of valuable inventories. SARA also can integrate with inventory management systems to alert certain manufacturers or suppliers when a particular item is low.
LaXpro web management software integrates multiple types of Wearable devices on one single platform. This enables the managers, the guards or the supervisors to easily view, track and receive notifications for quick actions when every second counts.
Whether you are looking for a simple or a full and complete management portal, our modular platform will allow only the features your require for your operation and adapts your access based on your business needs.
- Web Access via PC, MAC
- Mobile APP: iOS and Android