Duress Solutions

The Problem

When an emergency strikes, the difference between life and death can be a matter of obtaining help as quickly as possible. Duress buttons provide the user with a connection to responders who can help in emergency situations. With traditional duress systems routing alarms through third-party monitoring stations or security offices, the victim is left waiting to be saved while the intermediary passes information to the emergency responder. Every additional second that it takes to get an emergency response on site is a second closer to a dangerous outcome.

Delivering an Immediate Response

Our line of wireless and network-based duress buttons can be deployed throughout a facility, campus, or even across the country. When pressed, the sensor will trigger the Centurion Elite®, which will send an immediate emergency notification to first responders. Delivery methods can include any combination of email, text message, phone, computer software, or the fastest form of emergency contact: two-way radio. These delivery method combinations are designated in Elite Audiences®, which allow users to customize specific responses based on the sensor that is activated. With the Centurion Elite®, the user can assign all sensors to alarm in the same way or can customize each individual alarm to activate a different response.


Duress Timeline

Use Cases

The Centurion Elite® has been deployed across the country for various uses.

ACTIVE SHOOTER SYSTEM — According to FBI data, active shooter events have steadily risen across the country since the year 2000. In 2017 there were 30 active shooter events, up from 20 in 2016. These events took place across 21 different states and their locations ranged from public places, such as malls and concerts, to restricted locations, such as businesses and schools. With the Centurion Elite ®, users can instantly notify first responders of an incident within seconds, decreasing response time and improving the odds of a favorable outcome.

STAFF DURESS SYSTEM — Workplace violence can occur anywhere, anytime, and in any industry. Whether it’s a nurse dealing with patients, a receptionist dealing with customers, or a human resources member dealing with their own employees, having the peace of mind that you aren’t alone in these situations can go a long way in workplace satisfaction. By equipping your employees with a Centurion Elite® duress solution, you allow employees the freedom to go about their workdays while having an instant connection to assistance, should a need arise.

Common Sensors

  • Robust wireless range
  • 3-5 year battery life
  • False trigger prevention
Wall Station Wireless ButtonWALL MOUNT DURESS BUTTON
  • Robust wireless range
  • Flush or gang box mount
  • 3-5 year battery life
  • Runs in background of PC as service
  • Automatically checks and alerts on network outages


  • Responders are notified within about 2 seconds of alarm activation.
  • D2R™ communication allows users to bypass third parties and go straight to the responders.
  • The Centurion Elite® can send two-way radio notifications to three different radio frequencies at the same time.
  • Built-in false trigger avoidance technology ensures only real alarms make their way to responders.
  • 24/7 sensor monitoring ensures system is always ready for use.
  • PCDuress® can be installed across a network leveraging your already established infrastructure for enterprise-level deployment.
  • Wireless and networked alarms allow for quick and easy installation and deployment.
  • PCAlert® can be installed on any networked computer, allowing for an immediate pop up notification upon alarm activation.