Madison, Wis. – Sept. 14, 2022 – Singlewire Software has won a 2022 New Product of the Year Award in the mass notification category for its InformaCast Personal Duress Package from Security Today. The New Product of the Year Award program honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security.
“Keeping an organization secure means providing personalized solutions that keep each person inside it safe,” said Paul Shain, president and CEO of Singlewire Software. “This recognition reinforces this idea and demonstrates the benefits organization gain by putting the power to request assistance into the hands of their team.”
The InformaCast Personal Duress Package offers five ways workers can trigger notifications to request assistance. First, using a pre-configured button in the InformaCast app, workers can trigger an alert that is sent to internal safety teams with their name and location. The user is given instructions within the app, and the option to contact the safety team directly via a phone call. The second option is integration with wearable badges, which include a button that can be pressed to ask for help. The safety team receives the person’s name and location in this instance as well so they can respond quickly. Desktop panic buttons configured as keyboard shortcuts, virtual panic buttons on desktop phones, and integrations with physical panic buttons are also available. Future functionality will be added to the package that allows alerts to send information to 911 dispatchers, which will meet the requirements of Alyssa’s Law and allow for better coordination between an organization and first responders.
“After hosting this New Product of the Year program, I am struck with the intense effort by manufacturers, who exceed last year’s entries. We are fortunate to have so many entries and applaud every entry for the ingenuity and painstaking efforts to ensure the security business is meeting the technology challenges,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine. “New Product of the Year confirms to me that the best and the brightest are completely invested in their craft and have strategic plans to bring new technology to the forefront.”
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