The importance of protecting an employee working alone, "Lone Worker", has become a priority for many employers in the last few years. One solution offered by two-radios is ‘Man Down’.
Man Down functionality is not usually available with entry level radios, but is an optional extra on mid to high tier radios – usually by the installation of an ‘option-board’. However, we suspect that this will be an upgradable or licence key feature in digital radios now coming to market. ATEX radios already have this functionality as standard.
The option-board is basically a tilt switch, which can detect the angle of the radio along with movement. If the device is tilted or becomes inactive for a specified period of time, a pre-set alarm protocol is initialised.