Saxenhoj Psychiatric institution is located on the island of Lolland, Denmark. The institution spans multiple buildings and floors. It currently holds 300 psychiatric patients, 100 of whom live at the hospital.
Saxenhoj has been extended over the years and has a combination of old panic alarm systems throughout different buildings, a new fire alarm system from Siemens, and an old radio communication system.
Saxenhoj wanted to integrate these solutions into one platform, reducing the complexity and knowledge required to respond to emergency events. All employees at the institution required a personal, radio-based panic button, which could also provide information as to the position of the employee both inside buildings and outside areas. Some rooms required room level positioning while others just needed positioning on the building level.
In addition to the staff panic alerting and positioning service, the new system should be able to handle patient calls from disabled patients’ rooms and be able to provide notifications about fire in the buildings.
Panic alarm system
ZONITH deployed a panic alarm system into Saxenhoj comprising two different handheld devices. The first is an emergency response solution activated by a push button alarm on a radio handset; the second acting as an ID card holder, with a discrete panic button. Once the alarm is raised the neighbouring colleagues will be notified via clear text. The alarm text will include the name of the person in distress as well as the indoor or outdoor position of the person. This allows the response team to react quickly towards a potentially life-threatening situation.
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