According to the FBI, nearly 50% of all armed intruder events occur in commercial spaces. Most were committed by shooters with no affiliation to the business.
Whether your business is a public facility like a mall or a movie theater or a private office, there is a responsibility to protect your employees, customers and visitors.
Commercial spaces are meant to be comfortable for the employees of the business and welcoming to the patrons of the business. A BluePoint system allows the business owner to protect both employees and patrons. Whether high turnover rates or high customer traffic are common in your business, a BluePoint system can provide extra peace of mind.
True Life Safety
BluePoint’s solution is unique in the industry because we have taken a true life safety approach. We have implemented the technical requirements that make the fire alarm the most reliable system installed in buildings—it has to be functional when you need it. Additionally, our communications platform complies with FEMA’s recommendation of best practices for Incident Command Structure and Multi-Hazard Communications.
Simple, Intuitive Activation
The BluePoint solution has been built for use in crisis situations. With adrenaline flowing and panic setting in, the user interface has to be familiar, simple, and intuitive so that people will actually use it. No one has to be trained on how to activate BluePoint — only when to use it and what to do after activation. The solution is enhanced with wearable mobile pendants in addition to standard pull stations. This provides an even greater ability for people moving about the building to immediately and securely activate the system if they see a problem.
As a true life safety solution, BluePoint notifies all occupants of a building—employees and visitors alike—to take precautions through strobe lights and audio messaging that reduces panic and confusion. The messaging can include a reminder of the response protocol (lockdown, run-hide-fight, etc.) as well as assurance that police are on their way. Strobe lights reinforce the messaging, especially in high ambient noise areas and outside buildings, warning people not to enter.
“First responders received immediate notification and were providing medical care to the fallen employees within one minute of the alert—a dramatic improvement in response time.”
Director of Safety and Security at a manufacturing facility, Minnesota