Silent alarm

Danger at work? Trigger an alarm quickly and unnoticed with Serinus

Reliable personal protection

Whether at the premises of public authorities, energy suppliers or health services – employees are assaulted quite frequently. Protecting them from threats and attacks is the highest priority for employers. With the help of Serinus, your employees can set off a silent alarm, going unnoticed in dicey situations. In case of emergency, Serinus Smart Event Communication Platform informs the relevant auxiliaries according to previously defined rules and initializes an escalation of the distress call, where required.

To ensure that the right people are informed quickly and efficiently in critical situations, Serinus’ cloud- and software-based solutions can be linked to any silent alarm triggering mechanism. You can flexibly integrate Serinus into your existing IT and telecommunications infrastructure, using both wireless and wired emergency buttons.

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Alarm activation through all devices and media

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Alarm client for PC workstation

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Wired push buttons

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Mobile App

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Bluetooth push buttons

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Telephone & DECT device

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IoT radio push button, NarrowBand & LoRa

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ASBIS telephone station (Advanced Security Building Intercom System)

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Smartwatch

Options to receive alarms on PC client
Direct triggering via desktop icon, hotkey combination or external USB button
Trigger silent alarm by phone
PC Client Receive alarms

1 TICKER: Message is displayed in a banner as scrolling text.
2 TOASTER FUNCTION: Message is visualized discreetly in the corner of the screen.
3 PC-POP UP: Message is visualized in the center of the screen.
4 PC-POP UP: In addition to the normal POP UP, the entire screen is blackened around the message.
Alarm menu in the Serinus App
Silent alarm via telephone

1 Simply program the desired alarm button
2 Direct feedback on successful triggering in the display
3 Connection of external buttons
4 Possibility to listen in to the room
Live report for silent alarm
Creation of rules for alarming

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Real-time alerting

Immediately after a silent alarm is triggered, the alert recipients are notified via various communication channels. In doing so, all important information about the hazard situation, name of the trigger, room number, time and further instructions are transmitted. The event can be acknowledged immediately by the alert recipient.

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Multi-level alerting system (Aachen Model)

The solution meets the requirements of the Aachen model for multi-level alerting systems. In conflict situations of hazard levels 0 and 1, the system alerts the direct colleagues in order to reach the public. In case of hazard levels 2 and 3, the system keeps the same colleagues away from the crime scene and special task forces are mobilized.

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Multimedia alerting channels

Targeted alerting can occur via all channels. These include notifications by voice call, client PC, mobile app, loudspeaker, SMS or e-mail. The required communication channels can be defined individually but also on the basis of either departments or rooms. The channels can be controlled either in parallel or in a chronological order.

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Confirmation and escalation

With the acknowledgment function, you also receive real-time feedback on the availability and response time of the people alerted. In case of missing or inadequate feedback, after a configurable time, automatic alarm repetitions are initialized or employees from other divisions/departments are informed.

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Alarm simulation

To ensure an optimum operation of the alerting procedure in case of an emergency, it is important to test the alarm configuration that has been set up. For this purpose, the alarm software offers an alarm simulator to check all scenarios. Thus, possible errors in the configuration of the alarm logic are directly detected and can be revised.

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Traceable logging

All alarms are logged in detail and can be used to improve further measures. Access to the alarm reports is regulated by a rights and roles concept. A manual export of the alarms log is also available. In addition to this, reports can be sent automatically by e-mail.

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Easy connection to further subsystems

Serinus can be expanded to an integrated central security platform. Thanks to standard and proprietary interfaces, you can connect fire alarm systems, building management systems or hazard detection systems to the alerting solution. In this way, faults and alarms of all kinds can be transmitted to the alert recipients via multimedia.

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Compliance with the DIN VDE 0827 standard with connection to control stations

Serinus solution meets the requirements of DIN VDE 0827 standard for emergency and danger response systems. Therefore the alerting platform is ideally suited to warn people concerned in emergency situations and provide them audible instructions. The solution can also be connected to a control center through appropriate interfaces.

Options for triggering the silent alarm on desktop
Room and skill-based alerting
  • Form simple sets of rules
  • Alerting based on room numbers
  • Consideration of qualifications and roles
  • Connection to AD directory

Triggering media

Client PC (Win 7/Win 10)

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Set off alarms

  • Direct activation
  • Silent alarm
  • Activation with pre-alarm
  • Activation by hotkey combination
  • Activation via external push button (radio & USB)
  • Activation via desktop icon
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Special features

  • Audible alarm even in silent mode
  • Activation while screen saver is active
  • Alarm activation while screen is locked
  • Regular connection monitoring
  • Concealed signal of successful/unsuccessful triggering
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Receive alarms

  • Alarm message with attachments
  • Ticker and toast notification
  • Central pop-up with or without blackened screen
  • Positive/negative acknowledgment, input of response/arrival time
  • 10 priority levels
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Supported system architecture

  • Server-Client architectures
  • Terminal Server
  • Citrix environments

Phone

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Set off alarms

  • Silent alarm via XML/text message
  • Listen in a room
  • Connection of external push buttons
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Special features

  • Connection despite busy line
  • Interruption of an ongoing call
  • Announcement over the public address system
  • Override the call forwarding rules
  • Sending of text messages
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Receive alarms

  • Display text during call
  • Emergency conferences
  • Positive/negative acknowledgment, input of response/arrival time
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Supported system architecture

  • Ascom
  • Alcatel-Lucent (OXO and OXE)
  • Cisco
  • innovaphone
  • Mitel (Mitel 400, MX ONE, SIP DECT)
  • NFON
  • Panasonic
  • Swyx
  • Unify (OSB and HiPath 4K)

Mobile App

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Set off alarms

  • Direct activation
  • Alarm activation while screen is locked (Android)
  • Lone working monitoring
  • Activation by push button
  • Patrol control
  • Activation by external BLE button
  • Transmission of location information
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Special features

  • Alarm reports
  • Server-based App Management
  • Regular connection monitoring
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Receive alarms

  • Alarm message with attachments
  • Special ring tones
  • Chat rooms
  • Positive/negative acknowledgment, input of response/arrival time

Further triggering media

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IoT radio networks

  • LoRa Gateway
  • Monitoring function
  • Silent alarm
  • Emergency buttons with different designs
  • Location
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Wired push buttons

  • Connection via dry contact
  • Monitoring option
  • Distribution of IP controller for several properties
  • IP switch via network
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BLE Gateways

  • Direct connection to Serinus Cloud
  • Monitoring function
  • Silent alarm
  • Emergency buttons with different designs
  • Location
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ASBIS telephone station

  • Operation compliant with the DIN VDE 0827 standard
  • Monitoring function
  • Silent alarm
  • Listen-in function
  • Emergency conferences
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Smartwatch

  • Android Wear OS
  • Direct activation
  • Transmission of GPS location information

FAQs

For which media is the multi-level alerting available?

Alarms can be set off using the phone, app, client PC and LoRa button.


How many different devices can an employee register for triggering?

Up to 12 devices can be assigned to an employee.


Is it possible to trigger and receive alarms when the screen is locked?

Yes, it’s possible. Alarms can be set off using a hotkey combination, external USB button or mouse click.


Can single keys be used to trigger an alarm using a client PC?

At least 2 keys must be assigned. To avoid overlaps with other programs, it is better to define 3 keys.


Can a user be in several alarm groups at the same time?

Yes, an employee can be in different hunt groups at the same time.


Are planned schedules taken into account when alarms are triggered?

Yes, up to 26 calendar entries can be considered per scenario.


Is it possible to implement a direct alarm connection to the police?

This must be agreed with the local authorities and requires a specific approval. After that, Serinus can realize a connection to a VDS 2645 system. This can also be used to connect to a private security service.


Can the alerting software be operated on terminal server farms, such as Citrix?

Yes, the software is optimized for use within a terminal server architecture.


Is it possible to implement a multi-tenant access to the system?

Yes, the solution allows the creation of up to 12 hierarchy levels. Up to 200 departments can be created per hierarchy level. In addition, access within a department can be restricted using different user roles.


Can personal data with room information be transferred from directory services such as Active Directory?

Yes, data can be imported and synchronized at regular intervals though an LDAP import.


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