Usually when we think of the phrase, “Protecting People,” what comes to mind is a firefighter, soldier, or police officer. That’s what they do in their professions. Sigalarm is driven on the same premise. By creating the best devices to keep workers, drivers, and personnel safe, we believe we are protecting people, often saving their lives.

Sigalarm is in the business of saving lives. That’s not hyperbole, that’s fact.

Sigalarm's Long History of Protecting People

Protecting People Means We Build Alarms That Detect Electrostatic Fields

In 1970, a publication posted an article about the development and advancement of technology that allowed Sigalarm to develop the most effective devices in the world.

“Electrical current flowing through a conductor generates a magnetic field,” but due to power demands in the course of a workday, that field can drastically change, even to a zero rating. But electrostatic fields always exist whenever voltage is present. Sigalarm devices are built to detect electrostatic fields as far back as 1960. Detecting the unseen electrical voltage is Sigalarm’s technology that is used to save lives.

Two Stories of Saving Lives with High Quality Proximity Alarms

Sigalarm continues to research the best solutions to build the most reliable devices. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of examples of Sigalarms ability to save lives. The following are two stories of how Sigalarms have saved lives by making proximity alarms that are intuitive and adaptable to varied conditions.

“Dead” Power Lines

One example in the early days is of a crew working on power lines that were disabled. A Sigalarm was on site for testing, and it went off while the men were on a lunch break. Unknown to them, the power was accidentally turned back on by an automated system. Sigalarm saved their lives!

Faulty Proximity Alarm?

The flashing light was getting faster and faster. The operator was in the middle of the Nevada desert. Quickly scanning the horizon the operator of a crane looked out and saw no power lines within miles. “The Sigalarm is broken,” he thought. The flashing rate continued to increase. The operator exited his crane to call his supervisor. When he had walked less than a few hundred feet, lighting struck the crane boom. Again, another life saved. Remember, static electricity in the air due to an oncoming storm is far from a typical scenario. However, the operator was grateful for the technology working this day.

Protecting People Means We Continuously Research Better Technology

Sigalarm tests hundreds of units in the development process. The same passion to protect people runs through our company at every level. When we look over old articles and files of our past, we find comfort and validation that this has always been the core conviction of Sigalarm. Going forward, we have no intention of changing that directive. Every proximity alarm device we design meets our high quality standards. Furthermore, this happens before we ship and prepare for different markets.

This is a very serious business because the lives of people are at stake.

Each year, there are thousands of injuries and triple-digit numbers of fatal accidents related to machine and equipment operation. A lot of these accidents involve the operator, but over half involve people on the ground – spotters, co-workers, laborers, shovel hands, passers-by, and sidewalk superintendents who get too close.
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Accidents will happen. Sigalarm’s mission is to save lives using technology from proximity alarms. Nonetheless, our commitment is keeping EVERYBODY SAFE! If you would like to know more about Sigalarm, please call us for a demo. We’d love to share more with you. Also, if you have a story you’d like to share, please email us and we will feature it in our newsletter. Together let’s save lives.