React Mobile introduces Sidekick Bluetooth 5.0

With easy one-click panic alarm activation, the device a fast way to alert for help without the need to find a phone. Photo credit: React Mobile

React Mobile launched the newest version of its Sidekick Bluetooth panic button. With more than 50,000 Sidekick devices deployed worldwide to date, this intelligent device has been redesigned from the ground up to leverage the latest Internet of Things technology and provide increased reliability. 

The company developed the enhanced React Sidekick 5.0 in line with new state mandates to address the longevity demands of a workforce that often performs its duties alone, away from colleagues and the public view. This new hardware and functionality provides a robust, simple wearable device that staff can access quickly and discreetly to call for help when assistance is needed. 

Easily paired with company-issued mobile devices, this latest version of the Sidekick is small, lightweight, and is capable of long life expectations that far exceed standard Bluetooth devices. With easy one-click panic alarm activation, the device is a fast way to alert for help without the need to find a phone, putting security within reach, when it counts.
Key features include:

  • Connects via Bluetooth Low Energy to a smart device and is always on, providing fast and reliable delivery of alert information.
  • Compatible with Apple or Android smart devices and pairs with the React Mobile hospitality app.
  • Shock-resistant.
  • Hardened military-grade plastics for durability. IP 67/68, dust-tight, immersion up to 3.3 feet.
  • Battery life has been greatly increased with firmware improvement to six months to one year of battery life.
  • Dimensions of 1.14 inches wide by 1.97 inches tall.
  • Compliant with current legislation and brand standards.

“Due to the autonomous nature of working conditions in hotels, resorts and casinos, the risks for staff is high and hotels are under increasing pressure to develop new safety protocols and invest in different technologies that protect their employees,” React Mobile founder/CEO Robb Monkman said in a statement. “While proper training in safety procedures remains crucial, providing mobile workers with the right tools to request and receive assistance in an emergency situation becomes more important and critical in avoiding negative outcomes.”