Duress Device

Personal alarm protection for staff and visitors.

Zone-based Location Detection

The Duress Device uses proprietary 2.4 GHz RF technology to send a signal once per second. These signals are detected by receivers, typically one receiver for each zone being monitored. Guard1 Tracking’s zone-based location algorithm tracks the location of the device at all times. The location of staff or visitors carrying the Duress Device is displayed in the Guard1 Real Time application, where it can be monitored by your control room staff.

Alert Conditions

The Duress Device and Guard1 Real Time software signal these alert conditions:

  • Panic button pressed.
  • Tilt or horizontal (man down).
  • No motion.
  • Detached from holster.
  • Low battery.
  • Not-seen alert (no transmissions received for a configurable period of time).

For secondary alerts – man down, no motion, and detached conditions – the Duress Device sounds a warning. If the condition is not corrected, it sends an alert. All alerts are sent at high amplification, to ensure that the transmission will be picked up by multiple receivers.

Secondary alerts can be enabled or disabled individually, and warning durations can be changed from the default of thirty seconds.


Alerts from the Duress Device are displayed in the Guard1 Tracking application. Your control room staff can see the name of the officer or individual, the type of alert, and his or her current location. All alerts must be acknowledged, and the name of the person acknowledging and the time are logged.

Guard1 Tracking can be configured with a tower light as an additional signal. The tower light can be configured to display a variety of colors, flashes, and sounds when an alert condition occurs.

Duress Device

Duress Device

The Duress Device is compact and measures 3½" x 1½" x ⅞". It can be carried in a holster on a standard 2" duty belt, or worn on a lanyard around the neck. It will operate for several days between charges. A full recharge takes less than three hours.