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The pioneering South Yorkshire firm behind an innovative security device for people working on their own is celebrating passing a major milestone.

Dinnington-based Connexion2 has just shipped its 100,000th Identicom device.

The award-winning device looks like a standard identity badge holder but incorporates mobile telephone technology which can be used to alert security staff at a remote monitoring centre and allow them to pinpoint the worker’s location and listen to what is happening.

Identicom devices are used by staff working in the NHS, social housing, utilities, facilities management, retail, transport and logistics and has been exported to countries as far away as the US, Australia and New Zealand, as well as closer to home in Germany, Spain and France.

Connexion2’s managing director, Craig Swallow, said: “We’re delighted to be shipping our 100,000 Identicom device – it’s a real achievement and a testament to how many lone workers rely on the device for greater peace of mind when working alone.

“The fact it allows discreet use and is styled in a neat identity badge form continues to make it the most widely-used device of its kind”

Identicom devices incorporate an alarm that can be triggered discreetly by the person wearing it or by someone pulling at the lanyard that allows it to be worn around the neck.