A Personal Emergency Response Center is a facility that provides assistance and support to lone workers in emergency situations. It is often part of a security system used by certain professions or in certain environments to ensure that an emergency can be responded to quickly.
Typically, a person in an emergency situation will wear a personal distress signal (PNG) device to send a notification to the personal distress signal receiving center. This can occur in various settings such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, educational institutions or in industry.
The control center receives the emergency signal and can immediately take action to summon help or notify appropriate emergency services. Often the data subject's personal data, their exact location and other relevant information are stored at the headquarters to speed up the assistance process.
The personal emergency signal receiving center plays an important role in ensuring the safety and well-being of people in dangerous or critical situations by enabling a rapid and coordinated response to emergencies.