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Links Modular Solutions launches new Sentag anti-drowning device

Links Modular Solutions launches new Sentag anti-drowning device
December 17, 2014

Leisure technology leaders Links Modular Solutions have launched the SenTAG anti-drowning system in Australia.

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time.

Sensors mounted on the pool wall monitor if  wristband wearing bathers are approaching preset limits for depth and time and, if the user is spending too much time under a pre-set depth the wristband issues a wireless alert via radio and/or ultrasonic transmission to an alarm control unit. Once that occur, the wristband alarm sounds and the LED lights flash, prompting the swimmer to return to a safer location.

If they fail to respond appropriately, the unit issues a full alert to supervisory staff - a feature which reduces 'false-positives', a major problem with many alarm systems.

The SenTAG control unit manages the overall system with an easy user interface while also keeping controlof all systems components including sensors, electronics and output and input units.

When alarm is confirmed by the control unit, it alerts by light, sound and display information.

The SenTAG also represents a low cost anti-drowning safety alert system that meets extensive recommendations made by the Queensland Coroner at the conclusion to the inquest on the drowning death of a child at the Rockhampton Rock Pool Water Park in 2007.

The inquest saw the Queensland Coroner recommend that Workplace Health and Safety authorities should implement an anti-drowning safety alert system at public pools.

Commenting on the technology, Links Modular Solutions Managing Director Don Hartley explains “SenTAG provides individuals with alarmed protection in shallow or deep water, crowded or 'empty' pools, and is even capable of picking up those in distress before they sink to the bottom of the pool or float to the surface.

“The system is simple to install, requires no complex building work or expensive cable installation and is straightforward to use. “

SenTAG is intended for use at in pools of all types including Council and private sector aquatic centres, waterparks and in school, club and hotel environments.

Hartley sees that it will provide a vital safety addition for unsupervised pool environments in hotel and resorts, as well as in residential locations, believing “the new wristband device is set to significantly reduce drownings and near-drownings, particularly among children who are most at risk.”

SenTAG pool alarm:

• Supervises every swimmer individually with personally adjusted settings
• Communicates via ultrasonic frequencies
• Registers depth, time and lack of ‘motion’ (depth changes) below the surface and does not relay on line of sight within the facility.
• Continuously monitors status and alerts staff if system capacity is reduced.
• Uses retention units to collect the SenTAG security wristbands after use.
• Has low operating, maintenance and support costs.

The Sentag pool safety system gives users:

• A wristband that continuously monitors the user while in pool areas.
• A wristband with personal settings independent of the type of user, a child, an adult, an elderly, or perhaps a person with reduced physical or medical abilities.
• An assurance that if there is an emergency while in the pool the SenTAG wristband will alert staff.

The Sentag pool safety system offers advantages including:

• A higher level of security - due to the human factor and a very demanding environment within bath facilities, human surveillance can never be 100%.
• Increases the level of security and reduces the risk of missed incidents. The SenTAG system alerts staff in shortest possible time and by doing so also reduces the risk of permanent injuries due to a drowning or a near drowning accident.
• Continuous monitoring of all pool areas within your facility.
• Easy integration with entrance and access system using the RFID chip that is included in the SenTAG wristband.

Adding that SenTAG will complement the work of aquatic facility staff in pool environments, Hartley concludes “pool supervisors are highly effective once they recognise that an 'event' is in progress but they are human, SenTAG gives them and distressed swimmers that vital second chance.”

The SenTAG system is installed in leading locations across Europe including the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London and the University of Leicester, United Kingdom; Aqua Park Minsk, Belarus; Röa Bad, Oslo and Trönderhallen Levanger, Norway; Grand Hotel Lapland and Tivolibadet, Sweden.

Click here to view a YouTube video of how SenTAG works.

Click here for contact details for Links Modular Solutions/SenTAG in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory. 

5th April 2014 - LINKS MODULAR SOLUTIONS’ INNOVATION TO BOOST MEMBER AND FACILITY INTERACTION 

16th January 2012 - AUSTRALIA’S MAJOR LEISURE FACILITIES SWITCHING TO LINKS

19th October 2011 - LINKS MODULAR SOLUTIONS APPOINTED SOFTWARE PARTNER FOR THE PCYC (NSW)

30th June 2010 - EXTENSIVE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ROCK POOL WATER PARK DROWNING INQUEST


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