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IAHSS announces new guideline: Duress and Panic Alarms and Response

By CS Staff   

News Health Care health care panic and duress alarm systems

The International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) has announced the release of a new industry guideline titled “Duress and Panic Alarms and Response” under the category of “Systems”.  The guideline was developed by the IAHSS Council on Guidelines.

Dave Brown, chair of the IAHSS Council on Guidelines, said in a statement, “Modern technology, such as the use a panic and duress alarm systems, can enhance site safety on any size campus. The new Duress and Panic Alarm Guideline can assist in guiding security programs in the appropriate use of this technology.”

The IAHSS Council on Guidelines is comprised of volunteer IAHSS members who are healthcare security professionals and leaders. Each year the Council on Guidelines develops new industry guidelines and reviews existing guidelines on a three-year cycle.  All IAHSS guidelines are available electronically to IAHSS members via the IAHSS website.  The new guideline can be accessed by the public for a limited time at


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