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Reliance Protect’s ID Ultra “takes lone worker protection to next level”

29 July 2020

LONE WORKER protection solutions developer Reliance Protect has announced the availability of ID Ultra, the company’s latest cutting-edge personal safety device. ID Ultra builds on the success achieved by the company’s previous generations of ID badge devices and boasts a number of features that will help maintain the safety of individuals who may be at risk in their working environments.

Chris Allcard, Reliance Protect’s lone worker services director, commented: “We have a real commitment to continual improvement across all areas of our business. Even though our previous generations of ID badge devices have become some of the most popular lone worker personal safety devices in the UK – we’ve deployed upwards of 100,000 units to date – we have taken the opportunity to improve it further. In order to make the new solution as useful as possible, we embarked on an extensive consultation process with selected existing customers to make absolutely sure that all of ID Ultra’s features offer genuine benefits out in the field.”

ID Ultra boasts an ‘industry first’ with its dual location positioning technologies. Thanks to both GPS and Wi-Fi – the former to identify a user’s location when they are outside and the latter when they’re indoors – users can be swiftly located wherever they may be. ID Ultra also uses Bluetooth technology to facilitate integration with other devices, such as wearables and medical devices. Bluetooth Low Energy beacons are employed for granular level locating inside buildings: a level of future proofing that will enable ID Ultra to take full advantage of future technologies.

Like its predecessors, ID Ultra is styled as a traditional yet discreet ID cardholder that has easy-to-access buttons and simple status LED lights. Reliable and robust, it’s now dust and water resistant to IP67. This is an important feature for those working outside and/or in harsh environments. There’s no need to purchase separate covers to try and protect the device from the elements.

To achieve its IP67 rating, ID Ultra incorporates a sealed case and a waterproof micro-USB charger socket, speaker and microphone. It has also been designed to be lightweight and comfortable to wear, while users can choose either a lanyard or a lapel clip.

Genuine game-changer

During the consultation process, users stated that battery life is an important day-to-day factor. By leveraging advanced power management software and the latest electronic components, ID Ultra has a battery life around twice that of the previous device, typically lasting for around four days. This makes the device highly practical for a wide variety of working environments. Moreover, a full charge can be achieved in just two hours via an easy-to-use charging dock.

Chris Allcard observed: “ID Ultra is a genuine game-changer in the world of lone worker safety, offering greater protection, increased usability and future proofing all at the same price point as our former ID badge device. Those already familiar with our ID devices will find migration to ID Ultra incredibly straightforward.”

Importantly, Reliance Protect also offers expertise in all aspects of lone working policies, procedures and training.

In conclusion, Allcard said: “ID Ultra complies with BS 8484 as part of our wider BS 8484 accreditation to enable escalation of alarms where applicable to a Level 1 police response via our in-house state-of-the-art BS 5979 Category II Alarm Receiving Centre. All of this is delivered within our ISO 27001 Information Security Management accreditation.”

*For further information visit: https://www.relianceprotect.co.uk/