A Better Way to Reduce Workplace Violence in Correctional Facilities
According to a recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, uniformed correction officers are thirty-six times more likely to experience workplace violence than the typical American worker. Workplace violence is also a problem for non-uniformed staff such as doctors, nurses, dentists, mental health workers, and maintenance staff. Even with top-notch security systems and procedures, the bottom line is that most people who work at correctional facilities don’t feel safe. Pinpoint’s INSTANTalarm®5000 was designed specifically to address workplace violence at correctional facilities. Our solution will provide your staff with a reliable, portable, easy to use lifeline that they can use when they need help or fear for their safety.
The Pinpoint INSTANTalarm®5000 is a life-safety system. That’s why our solution uses proven technology that will be reliable in your correctional facility. Prisons offer unique challenges due to the way they are built, the types of building materials used, and their large size, all of which will wreak havoc on Wi-Fi signals. To make sure your system will be reliable Pinpoint uses infrared signaling and hard-wired sensors.
When one of your correction officers or a professional visitor is under duress, time is of the essence. It’s critical that your response team is dispatched to the exact location the alert came from. The last thing you want is an error caused by a Wi-Fi issue. Systems that are based on Wi-Fi use triangulation calculations to determine the location and are prone to errors due to weak signals and interference. To make sure help is sent to the correct location Pinpoint uses infrared technology and hard-wired sensors.
Pinpoint’s ID badge holder or belt-mounted device are great solutions because they provide a discrete way to call for help. There is no fumbling around with your cellphone or maneuvering to access a panic button. Your staff and visitors will always have an easy to use device that they can activate discretely.
The Pinpoint INSTANTalarm®5000 allows for multiple levels of alerts that can be tailored to meet your needs. Many of our customers configure one button to request assistance and the other button to signal an emergency. Being able to issue a request for assistance before an incident turns violent is a key component of reducing workplace violence. Pinpoint’s customizable alerts let you configure the system in a way that best meets your needs.
Guard tours and employee checkpoints are state or federally mandated for certain inmates. Pinpoint can be configured to ensure that your staff is monitoring your inmates as required by laws or regulations. All guard tour data is stored for regulatory use, reporting and analytics.
Your uniform and non-uniformed employees want the protection of having a personal alarm. However, what they don’t want is to be tracked as they move about your facility. The Pinpoint INSTANTalarm®5000 will only send location information when activated by your staff member.
Alarm History Management
Pinpoint’s comprehensive reporting systems keeps track of all alerts and will help you identify problem areas at your facility. You’ll also be able to see how many incidents were de-escalated or prevented, evaluate response times, and analyze other information related to how the system is being used.
Security integrators love Pinpoint because it’s easy to integrate with existing security systems. We’ve built out connectivity to many different manufacturer’s security cameras, video surveillance systems, CCTV, door access controls, motion sensors, lighting controls, and many other devices.