The rugged Dräger Bodyguard 1500 personal alert safety system is designed for use by both professional and volunteer firefighters. During normal operation twin blue fascia LED’s show the position of the wearer – even in conditions of poor visibility. The backlit Tx Gauge wirelessly transmits its pressure data to the PASS device and also to the Dräger FPS 7000 Head-Up-Display if being used. This feature provides automatic visual notification from the Tx Gauge and acoustic notification from the PASS when the air supply drops below user-defined limits, such as 2/3 or 1/3. If the pressure drops below 56 bar, the PASS device emits a warning signal. The backlight of the Tx Gauge begins to flash a visual alert. Should a firefighter remain motionless for more than 20 seconds, a pre-alert sounds. If this pre-alert is not cancelled by the user, the full alert (distinctive acoustic and visual alarms) is activated, letting other members of the team know that a fellow firefighter is in distress.
Following an initial pairing procedure, a single Tx Gauge is uniquely paired to a Bodyguard 1500 PASS device. When the cylinder valve of the SCBA is opened, the Tx Gauge automatically sends a wakeup signal to the paired PASS device ensuring that it is activated before the firefighter enters the hazardous zone. Advanced wireless technology reduces the need for additional cables or wires, reducing potential snagging hazards.
The Dräger Bodyguard 1500 PASS unit can also be used as a standalone personal alert safety system without the Tx Gauge. Alternatively, upgrade kits are available which let you install Tx Gauges onto your existing SCBAs of the Plus and PSS series.
The PASS device and the Tx Gauge both come with full data log functionality allowing downloads of incident history and the configuration of individual motion sensor timings using the Dräger RFID PC Link Module and a PC.