Top 5 Panic Button Apps to Safeguard Employees in 2022

Deploying a panic button app across your workforce will ensure that your employees feel safe and confident at work. Select from the 5 best panic button apps today.

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Published 2 Sep 2022

What is a Panic Button App?

On a basic level, a panic button app is a smartphone application that enables employees to quickly send panic alerts to their managers (or security monitoring centers) and receive emergency assistance. Panic button apps provide an extra layer of security for all employees—especially for isolated and lone workers, and other staff working in high-risk or hazardous environments. Duress activation and GPS location monitoring are the core features that panic button apps must provide.

Who Needs a Panic Button App?

All organizations have a moral obligation—and often, a legal duty of care, such as in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom—to ensure that their employees are safe.

Employees who work alone or in isolated environments face greater risks of experiencing serious incidents, and therefore, require a lone worker safety solution. A panic button app can ensure that these employees stay safe and connected at all times.

Some examples of lone workers that require a panic button app include home healthcare professionals, utility maintenance staff, social workers, construction workers, delivery drivers, and real estate agents—as well as employees who work from home.

What is the Best Panic Button App?

All organizations should carry out regular risk assessments and develop a safety policy informed by their findings. Determining the best panic button app to safeguard lone, isolated, and other high-risk workers will largely depend on what your policy dictatesas well as what your legal obligations are to workplace health and safety.

Generally speaking, the best panic button app will not only provide emergency notifications and location monitoring, but also, more innovative safety features and management solutions. SHEQSY is the most comprehensive, effective, and affordable safety solution available.

Whether your employees are healthcare professionals providing home visits, surveyors completing inspections, or utility staff operating in hazardous or remote areas, SHEQSY makes it easy to safeguard them in real-time. Start your 30-day free trial today.

SafetyCulture staff writer

Maddy Cornelius

Maddy is a content contributor for SafetyCulture. She has worked as a digital marketer and copywriter in the risk management industry for more than a decade. When she’s not writing for SafetyCulture, Maddy runs a popular travel and food blog and enjoys snowboarding, practicing yoga, hiking, and spending time exploring outdoors.

Maddy is a content contributor for SafetyCulture. She has worked as a digital marketer and copywriter in the risk management industry for more than a decade. When she’s not writing for SafetyCulture, Maddy runs a popular travel and food blog and enjoys snowboarding, practicing yoga, hiking, and spending time exploring outdoors.