Grace Lone Worker announces release of MS2000X advanced personal safety monitor with evacuation interface
Grace Lone Worker is pleased to introduce a new product designed to recognize and serve the OSHA general duty requirement where “Each employer shall furnish to each of its employees a workplace that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.”
The new MS2000X provides two-way emergency signaling to Grace worker-worn TPASS®3 or SuperCELL®SC500 personal distress alarms. The MS2000X has advanced input and output capabilities and gives employers the ability to provide real-time, wireless safety monitoring of Lone Workers; while also providing a powerful tool to alert the Lone Worker of evacuation and other conditional events. Grace adds “Prevention” to its reputation as a Lone Worker “Rescue” device. The MS2000X Advanced Personal Safety Monitor and Evacuation System interfaces with any type of external system used to signal a conditional event to, or from, the worker’s worn device. Wireless signaling is performed on its own stand-alone, license-free, wireless spectrum separate from any other existing communication systems and without any subscription fees or hidden cost.
Grace Lone Worker solves two common problems for people who are working alone. 1) Immediate notification of a worker in distress. Workers are often in remote areas where, in the event of distress, a timely rescue would not be possible. Use of a Grace Lone Worker worn device provides wireless distress signaling to the new MS2000X alerting the supervisor with an immediate notification of a worker in distress.
2) Emergency signaling back to a Lone Worker. In the event of the need to communicate an emergency or any other conditional alert to the worker, the new MS2000X system provides the ability to wirelessly send a signal to the Lone Worker triggered from any external system. An example of an external system alert would be an evacuation event from gas detection alarms, fire alarms, SCADA process control events, weather warning systems; or with any other external communication system that requires special conditional wireless signaling with the worker.
The MS2000X standard four input interface provides the ability to signal a panic condition, evacuation, send a canned text message or custom free form text message to the Lone Worker’s SuperCELL®SC500.
In addition to the standard four input interface capabilities, the MS2000X also provides standard four relay outputs capable of interface with virtually any external communication or monitoring systems such as, external telephone dialers, text and email messaging devices, SCADA, or fire and security systems.
Grace worker-worn TPASS®3 or SuperCELL®SC500 distress alarms have optional motion-sensing capability and provide bi-directional signaling in real-time with the MS2000X or other Grace monitoring systems. The MS2000X can be combined with other Grace Advanced Lone Worker Systems which are capable of providing a GPS outdoor location of a worker in distress. The new SC500 GracePointsᶲGPS® worker worn device is used for outdoor location, as well as, a patented method of indoor location using the Grace Locator Beacon.
President of Grace Industries, Robert Campman states, “The advanced input and output capabilities of the MS2000X solves the employer’s challenge of providing adequate supervisory safety monitoring of Lone Workers; while also providing a powerful tool to alert the Lone Worker of evacuation, fire and other conditional events. This system truly provides a new dimension of prevention to our safety monitoring and rescue systems.”
All Grace products are Made in the USA and employ patented Smart-Signaling® radio telemetry providing the highest performance worker safety products available. Their innovative design allows supervisors and employees to effectively monitor the safety of their co-workers in a stand-alone solution or through existing alarms systems.
Since 1974, Grace Industries has developed “Solutions for Life Safety” for Public Safety, Fire, Industrial, Mining, and Transportation markets in more than 31 countries. From its TPASS® product, Grace is best known as a world leader in fire fighter ‘man-down’ alarms and automated personnel accountability safety systems. Grace offers a diverse suite of radio telemetry products including various other visual alerting and audio alarm safety products used in several different industries.