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Lone Worker Feature On MD-380?

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What is this feature called "Lone Worker" all about? I guess I don't understand what that means what's the point of it. Thanks.
 
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There are a couple of industry variations of this:

Some radios can have a "man down" sensor installed in them. This is a tilt switch that will trigger when the radio goes into a horizontal position for the set period of time. Usually when it goes into this mode, a timer starts and an alert sounds through the radio speaker. The radio user has a set amount of time to acknowledge the alert or an alarm is sent out.

The other version is what Alex mentioned above. Problem with that article is it's claim to these functions being a "digital only" feature. That isn't the case, many, many analog only radios will do this.

I'm not paying attention to what the new crop of CCR's are including, so not sure which version it has.

Can be a useful function if it's set up and used correctly. If it isn't set up correctly it just becomes an annoyance for the radio user, or a constant source of false alarms to Dispatch.
 

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Some radios can have a "man down" sensor installed in them. This is a tilt switch that will trigger when the radio goes into a horizontal position for the set period of time. Usually when it goes into this mode, a timer starts and an alert sounds through the radio speaker. The radio user has a set amount of time to acknowledge the alert or an alarm is sent out.
I see on some models there are build in but it cost xtra €. Thats sucks...
 
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On the TYT MD-series radios, it's a simple timer. If the user has not keyed the mic in x number of minutes, the radio sounds an audio alert. If the user does not respond to the alert by keying the mic or pressing a button, the radio automatically broadcasts an emergency alert over the air with the ID of the radio. The feature is only available on digital channels because the radio sends the ID as a packet of digital data.

It's intended for commercial use, but can be handy if you're hiking or doing some other activity where a member of your group could be separated, lost, or injured. Or if you want your kids to check in regularly.
 

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where a member of your group could be separated, lost, or injured. Or if you want your kids to check in regularly.
Yes the same question again and again,... if a MD-380/ 390 send the GPS Pos with how to get the it out of the Radio for example when you are Hiking or in a Remote Area where you have just a (Win) Tablet with you? DSD with a SDR and...?
 
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LAPD had these man down alarms many years ago. While going to paramedic school in Inglewood and working the USC medical Center we heard an officer down alarm on one of the officers radios.

They tore out of there fast, but they were back pretty fast and laughing. When we ask what the call was about, apparently an officer wasn't paying attention when the new man down system was explained. As officers entered the location of the alarm guns drawn, lets say the officer wasn't in distress, but his pants and radio were in the prone position. Polaroids were taken I'm told.....
 
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