St. Katharine Docks chooses Chatterbox's CALM+

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.

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