Personal safety

Radio features for your personal safety

Your organization deserves secure, robust radios that are easy to use. The radio brings personal safety just because it lets the user to stay in touch.

In addition, a good radio will have special safety features, such as:

  • Lifeguard, the advanced man-down feature
  • Work alone feature checks periodically that user is OK
  • Where are you? which can tell you where and how far your colleagues are from you.
  • Waypoints that are sent from one radio to another. The Waypointer arrow then points to the direction of the other radio.
  • Flash messages which appear directly on the radio display.
  • End-to-end encryption which is the ultimate protection from eavesdroppers.

Any one of these features could one day save someone’s life.

Watch the Lifeguard in action

See how this advanced man-down feature works on radios by Airbus Defence and Space.

Or continue to the Lifeguard web page.

'Where Are You?' - see how it works

Slimline but robust

Officers on patrol require a robust radio. The TH1n is very slim and lightweight, but even this radio can take some rough handling. Take a look!

Safety features in a nutshell


  • The advanced man-down feature for better user safety
  • Dispatcher has a better idea about the user’s situation
  • If the user is in trouble, the GPS coordinates make it easier to locate him/her
  • The help can get to the user more quickly

Work alone

  • Created for situations where user is working alone
  • Increases safety of lonely workers
  • Periodical alert to check if user is OK
  • If no acknowledgement from user, emergency actions start

Where are you?

  • User can share his positions within a team
  • Helps sending additional resources
  • Caller’s position can be saved as a waypoint (e.g. in emergency)
  • Callers positions can be logged and used later e.g. for tracing


  • Quick way to mark up location information and use it for tracing, eg. during a chase, or when searching for a missing person, or when marking the crime scene
  • Visible, easy-to-understand information on speed, movement and distance of individuals or user group members.

Flash messages

  • Fast and easy way of transmitting instant information, such as alarms, warnings, notifications, etc.
  • Immediately seen on the radio display without any actions

End-to-end encryption

  • Ultimate protection against eavesdropping
  • Extra protection that prevents even unauthorized personnel from within user organisations from accessing sensitive information
  • Enables organisation-specific encryption
  • Allows implementation and mastering of the solution according to operative needs. No hardware modifications required on terminal
  • Encryption keys can be easily changed on the field
  • E2EE key and association management can be done logistically separately to terminal logistics processes, only Smart Cards are programmed.

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Adopting all these safety features is the right choice 

Get in touch with a distributor near you: ask them to tell you more about these safety features, or ask for a demo –

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