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St. Katharine Docks chooses Chatterbox's CALM+

Date: 16th March 2017
Topic: News
Author: Sam Fenwick
Digital PMR
Manufacturer: Hytera
Tags: Hytera, Chatterbox, London, integration

St. Katharine Docks, central London’s only marina and home to upmarket offices, restaurants and bars, has recently upgraded to a CALM+ (Chatterbox Alarm Location Monitoring) system to improve health and safety for staff and visitors.

The marina has replaced two existing systems, serving security and maintenance and cleaning, with one CALM+ system that provides four channels: security, maintenance and cleaning separately and a new secure channel for management.

The system, which is supplied under a managed service contract, uses Hytera PD785 and compact Hytera X1p radios. All are programmed for man down and lone worker and have emergency buttons. A CALM+ dispatcher in the control room monitors all radio activity, when the system flags that a radio user requires assistance appropriate action can be taken. The system also has Priority Interrupt, which enables management users to interrupt all voice communications on a channel to relay crucial information to all radio users simultaneously if required.

The introduction of a CALM+ system is the first phase of St. Katharine Dock’s plans. A second phase will add internal tracking to monitor staff movements to the system and a third phase will integrate CALM+ with the site’s building management system (BMS). The system is leased and can be upgraded whenever necessary or as relevant upgrades become available.

"We are very pleased with the system Chatterbox has designed for us, which incorporates features designed to improve health and safety for staff and visitors to St. Katherine Docks," said Paul Hollands, St. Katharine Docks, Security.

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