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IoT alert button finds new uses during Coronavirus pandemic

IoT alert button finds new uses during Coronavirus pandemic

An IoT Button that was originally intended for parents to locate their children in the event they were lost or in danger has seen a spike in interest following the Coronavirus outbreak.

In the last eight weeks Secufy has seen enquiries from health organisations across the world looking for solutions to plug critical care communication challenges.

Demand for Secufy’s IoT Button to solve critical use cases within health organisations has meant scaling production 100x in a very short time frame. 

The Secufy Button is being deployed in healthcare scenarios including:

  • Patients who are sent home with weak symptoms after having tested positive for COVID-19 are given a Secufy IoT Button. Should the patient’s condition worsen, they press the button which alerts clinicians through a pre-defined comms channel. This circumnavigates normal telephone helplines.
  • The Secufy Button is deployed providing an instant secondary comms infrastructure for nurse call systems within hospitals.
  • The elderly and vulnerable who are self-isolating receive a Secufy Button that cascades an alert to family members in the event of an emergency. 
  • The Secufy Button can also be used to act as a tracker to ensure quarantine is being adhered to or to notify family members if an elderly relative has been out (and not returned). 

Holger Mannweiler, founder and CEO of Secufy, said: “We have had orders from health organisations in Spain, Italy and the Middle East and the volumes required mean we are having to scale at speed to meet demand. Our IoT button is simple and reliable and because it works anywhere in the world and is a cost effective means it is applicable to solve global critical care communications problems. 

“What started out as an idea to protect my own children and is now being used to help the most vulnerable is exciting and humbling at the same time.”

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