Wireless panic devices provide hotel staff with ability to alert hotel security in emergency situations DENVER, CO, June 8, 2011 WHO: Mark Jarman, President, Inovonics (www.inovonics.com) Inovonics is a leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks for commercial and life safety applications. WHAT: In the wake of two high-profile alleged sexual assaults at New York City hotels, management officials are turning to innovative wireless technologies to provide hotel staff with portable emergency communications devices. Hotel chains are now beginning to require staff to carry "panic buttons" which will allow employees to quickly and easily alert and summon security officials for help should an incident occur. The panic button includes sensors that are modeled after medical alert buttons for the elderly, allowing housekeeping and other hotel staff to quickly alert security should the need arise. HOW: Workplace safety is increasingly becoming a top priority for both employees and employers. According to research from the Rape, AbuseĀ  and Incest National Network (RAINN) every two minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. (http://www.rainn.org/statistics) In response, employers are developing workplace violence protection programs, which include the use of silent and personal alarms, the establishment of an emergency communication system, and the implementation of rules to protect employees from risk of assault. Wireless pendants increasingly are popular due to the mobility, low cost, reliability and inconspicuous features that allow employees to alert security officials of an incident with the simple click of a button. With millions of wireless devices installed worldwide, Inovonics wireless pendants are field-proven and offer the reliability and flexibility employers need to help guard their company's most valuable assets, their employees. Employees are seldom stationary and often require personal alarm pendants as they roam throughout a facility, such as a hotel or resort area, or even into a parking lot. Inovonics wireless security solutions have a proven history of safeguarding employees using personal alarm pendants that are easy to use and designed to go wherever the employee may be. In addition to roaming panic alarms, pendants can be worn on a necklace, belt clip, wristband, or mounted in a fixed location. Mr. Jarman is available to discuss the latest advancement and trends regarding wireless pendants for employee safety applications. CONTACT: Christie Denniston Catapult PR-IR Office: 303-581-7760, 13 Mobile: 303-827-5164 cdenniston@catapultpr-ir.com