The telephone is still the most
popular means of calling for help in an emergency, despite the existence of
other emergency alert devices.
However, did you know…?
In an emergency many people call a
friend or relative FIRST before calling emergency services.
people can become confused and upset impairing their ability to use the phone.
The last thing a distressed person wants is to
be confused and frustrated when using the telephone to call for
assistance. Some people can't recall numbers under stress.
In addition, the number they choose to dial may be
engaged, switched-off or out of hearing range. They may only
get one chance before they are incapacitated.
Some people are reluctant to call
Triple Zero in an emergency – even when this is clearly their best
course of action.
Many emergencies don't require Triple
Zero - but are still urgent and upsetting to the caller.
Emergency services don’t know a person’s
lifestyle habits. This impairs
their ability to locate them or access their properties – particularly
when the person calling for help has difficulty speaking or is calling
from a mobile. However; friends and relatives have this information.
Some situations are not clear cut
emergencies; for example heart attack symptoms can start many hours before
becoming an emergency. Contacting friends or relatives can help with
encouraging medical intervention sooner and put others on alert.
Many people with medical conditions feel
attack symptoms coming on and know they only have a few minutes to get
help before they succumb. They may have only one chance to make a phone
call. What if the one number they call doesn’t answer or goes through
to message bank?
A high proportion of people can’t speak
English well. These people are unlikely to contact Triple Zero because
they fear that an English speaking operator will not be able to understand
The purpose of Red Button™ is to overcome all of these problems…
Dramatically increases the chance of
reaching help. By calling multiple phones you increase the chance of
finding a phone that isn't switched-off, engaged or out of hearing range.
Rings all phones at exactly the same
time (NOT sequentially). This is a unique and powerful feature
exclusive to Red Button™. Other emergency alert systems can only dial
multiple people one at a time.
Sends text messages
to all other people in the Call Group
telling them who called and who answered.
During the call Triple Zero can be
added into the conversation creating a conference call by simply
pressing the zero key. The friend or relative is then available to provide
clear instructions to emergency services and/or interpret on behalf of the
When the call ends, the Call Group member
can send a broadcast message to all other members of the Call Group
informing them of the outcome.
Red Button™ saves lives by encouraging people to act sooner,
and connects them simply and quickly to people they trust who can
assist in an emergency.
Red Button™ is the latest in telecommunications
technology providing a simple and effective solution using existing
telephones to form a powerful and elegant emergency
Red Button™ takes only minutes to set-up and costs so little it is
affordable by anyone. At $9.90 per month - can you afford to live without
Read about people who needed a personal alerting system and why they chose Red
Red Button™ empowers people in emergencies...