The Little Green Button is the perfect panic button for office and businesses. It allows you to request assistance quickly and discreetly from your own colleagues. It’s a small green icon that sits on your PC screen, floating over all of your other programs. It can be moved and resized so that it doesn’t get in your way.
Help can be requested by clicking the on-screen button itself, going to your System tray and clicking the icon there, using shortkeys on the keyboard or by pressing the (optional) physical Big Green Button.
This duress alarm system can work without an Internet connection and you do not even need to connect to a central server.
Step 1: Double click on the icon to call for assistance
Step 2: Alerts will pop up on all connected devices
Step 3: A colleague can respond to the panic alarm and come to your aid
If you find yourself in a situation where you feel under threat, require urgent assistance or there is a medical emergency, simply double click on the Little Green Button icon and this will alert your colleagues through the system that you require their help. Your button turns red so that you know it has been activated. To ensure staff safety there will not be an audible alert from your computer. This is a safety feature to prevent the threat/assailant from being notified you have requested help or to prevent those you may be requiring medical help for from further panicking. You can, however, set your panic button to sound an alarm when activated if you prefer.
As soon as the Little Green Button is triggered, an alert message pops up on every PC on the network that has Little Green Button running. It will appear above all programs and will remain there until someone responds.
The alert displays the location where the duress alarm has been triggered and the number of users currently available to respond. It can also include a phone number and map showing the location.
Whoever is closest! A quick response can help to prevent a situation getting worse. If no one near to the location has responded, someone else should. Never just ignore the request, but only respond if you are going to offer assistance.
When someone clicks ‘respond’, the alarm message turns green and lets all users know that someone has responded. The location of the responding user is displayed (usually the person next door) along with the response time. Other users can then either click to respond or dismiss the alert.
The person who activated the duress alarm will know help is on the way when their Little Green Button changes to a smiley face for a few seconds.
Little Green Button can be customised to suit the needs of your workplace or business. You can define the location names allocated to each area using Little Green Button to help colleagues find the person who has triggered the alarm. You can also add phone numbers and a map for each location if your workplace would benefit from this.
The best way to find out if the Little Green Button is right for your organisation is to try it. Our free 21 day trial gives you full access to the software so you can try it out for yourself with no hassle and no obligations to continue once the trial has ended.
If you’d like to continue once your free trial has expired, the Little Green Button is available from just £175 (excl. tax) per year for up to 50 devices (PCs or Android Smartphones).
Installation of the Little Green Button panic alarm system for office is simple. The software takes minutes to install and as it uses your existing computer network, it provides blanket coverage of the entire office without any disruptive cabling or drilling work to be carried out.
The Big Green Button is a traditional external panic button that works with Little Green Button. It’s helpful for users who work away from their PC. It can be installed anywhere in the room, even in the room next door. The Big Green Button is 55mm in diameter and uses a coloured LED to show its current status. The Big Green Button plugs directly into your PC and allows staff to press a physical button when they need help. The colour of the BIG Green Button changes to show its status (green for ready, red for assistance required and yellow to show help is on its way). It even works if your computer has been locked, or when the screensaver is active.
The Big Green Button costs just £19.95 (excl. tax).
Little Green Button duress system is also available as a Smartphone app for Android devices. This app is packed with all the features you’d expect from Little Green Button’s panic alarm plus a few extras including: location tracking, maps and the ability to be alerted to an emergency by either vibration, sound or both.