Introduction – Aboutthe Brama Devices
Brama Devices are the first dedicated lone worker device to support Indoor Location and Risk
Messaging (automatic or manually delivered notifications directed to a user’s device). The
Brama Device is specifically designed as an personal device which is easy to use and discreet
to carry. Containing mobile-phone (4G/LTE) technology, the device enables a 24/7 link to a
dedicated, state of the art Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) (or Monitoring Center) in the event a
lone worker requires assistance.
1.1 About this Guide
At the push of a button, a trained ARC/Monitoring Center Operator is listening a potentially
abusive or violent situation on your behalf and recording for future use if necessary (as
potentially admissible evidence in court proceedings etc). The event handler will then escalate
the situation in line with what is an appropriate response – including alerting the Emergency
Services through the appropriate channels.
This user guide provides all the information you need to set up, operate and take care of your
This document details:
Brama S-C and S-A1 Layout and key functions
Initial Set Up, Care & Maintenance
How to Use Brama S-C and S-A1
2. Brama Device Layout and Key Functions
2.1 Brama Device Layout
2.2.1 Device Check
This function allows you to check status of the Battery, Signal, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite
System), Wifi, and Bluetooth on your Brama Device and can be done at any time throughout your
2.2.2 Status Check
This function allows you to leave a brief voice message before you begin each visit, or each time you
move location by detailing where you are and for how long.
2.2.3 Red Alert
This function allows lone workers to discreetly raise an Alarm to a dedicated Alarm Receiving
Centre/Monitoring Center whenever they feel vulnerable or threatened. This will be an audio call (via
VoIP on LTE) activated by the device, to an ARC.
2.2.4 Incapacitation Alarm
This function can automatically initiate an alarm if your Brama Device detects you have become
The Incapacitation Alarm is not active by default. An Brama Device user determines when, (and for
how long) incapacitation detection is enabled. Once the specified time elapses, incapacitation
detection is inactive once more.
2.2.5 Risk Messaging
The Risk Messaging functionality on Brama Device allows a lone worker to be notified of
useful or pertinent information based on their location.
The function can be enabled automatically by pre-defined message settings which are linked
to the breaching of a Geofence. For customers, this is driven by a pre-defined schedule in
the software management platform to reflect a worker’s calendar or delivered directly by a
lone worker’s manager – again through the software management platform.
2.2.6 GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)
This function can assist the ARC in the event of a Red Alert and is used in conjunction with your
Status Check Voice message to assist in determining your Location.
- Initial Set Up and Care and Maintenance
3.1 Initial Set Up
3.1.1 What’s included
The box containing your Brama Device includes the following items:
• Brama S-C or S-A1 device
• Charger and cable (including adapter for your region)
3.1.2 Initial Charge of your Brama Device
Your Brama Device must be fully charged before you attempt to use it; this conditions the battery fully.
We recommend leaving the device on charge for a minimum of 2-3 hours the first time you charge it,
and that it is only charged using the supplied charger.
3.2 Care and Maintenance
Brama Devices are purposely designed so that you do not need to perform any routine maintenance.
However, you should note the following points about cleaning and general care.
Use a damp cloth (not wet) to remove any dirt from your Brama Device. Be very careful not to allow
water into the unit.
Ensure the cloth is clean from grit or dirt when cleaning the camera lens as this could scratch the device
Do not use any alcohol or chemical cleaning agents of any type.
3.2.2 Moisture Resistance
Brama Device is water resistant and can survive short lengths of submersion in shallow depths of
water, less than 1m.
3.2.3 Impact Damage
Brama Devices are made from a tough ABS plastic case. It is designed to resist a certain amount of
damage typical with general use, but the device will not withstand heavy impacts.
The touch screen is manufactured from toughened glass but should not be exposed to high force
pressure and heavy impacts.
How to Use your Brama Device
4.1.1 Charging & Powering your Device
You should ensure that your Brama Device is fully charged before use.
We recommend leaving the device on charge for a minimum of 3 hours per day or at the end of each
shift using the supplied charger. Aside from the Incapacitation Alarm, the Alert functions of your Brama
Device can still be used while the device is on charge.
When your Brama Device is connected to the charger, the Battery Symbol on the display will reflect
this. As the battery charges, the battery symbol shows more cells.
When you place your device onto charge, or remove it, the screen will “wake up” to indicate the
change. If you put the device on charge while it is powered off, it will display a charging screen, which
disappears once the device is removed from charge.
Powering your Brama Device on and off
Checking if Brama Device is already turned on:
First check if your Brama Device is on; this is
done by completing a single, quick button press
to the physical power button (do not push and
hold this button).
If the device is turned on, this action will serve
to wake the device and the screen will
If you push the same button a second time, the
display will return to its previous state and the
device will remain on.
Powering on the Brama Device:
Press and hold the button shown to
power the device on.
You will feel a single vibration.
The LCD on the your device will show
the startup splash-screen as the
device begins to boot up.
Once completed, the home screen
will be displayed. Typically, this
sequence should take no longer than
When your Brama Device is on, it registers with the cellular network and is ready to communicate to
the Alarm Receiving Centre/Monitoring Center
Alerts and Alarms
You can use the Device Check function on Brama Device to get visual feedback on several things
• Battery life
• Mobile Signal strength
You can get a snapshot of your device
functionality by viewing the status bar on
Brama Devices detect a fall or substantial impact followed by non-movement. Typically, a significant
shock occurs followed by motionless for a period of 30 seconds (standard configuration), the unit will
enter a pre-alarm phase and start to vibrate in order to make the user aware the device is going to
alarm if left unchecked. If the device is not moved for a further 30 seconds, then it will automatically
raise an Incapacitation Alarm and contact our ARC.
When an Incapacitation Alarm is started, your Brama Device gives three short bursts of vibration to
confirm the state; and then opens a voice call to the ARC and enables the microphone, so that an ARC
Operator can listen to and record the situation.
During an active Incapacitation Alarm, your device will periodically vibrate like a heartbeat; this is to
provide reassurance that the call is active and open, and that someone is listening to and recording
If an Incapacitation call is closed accidentally then your device allows an ARC Operators to dial back
into your device discreetly, you will feel 5 short buzzes. This gives reassurance that the incapacitation
situation is again being monitored.
Activating Incapacitation Alarm
The Incapacitation Alarm is not active by default on the Brama Device. A user is required to manually
activate a timer at the beginning of a period for however long they will be working where a risk of
incapacitation is present (can be activated for a minimum of 15 minutes, and up to a maximum of 8
hours). This is done as follows:
Select the Incapacitation Alarm icon
from page 1 of the device’s interface.
Here you select the Incapacitation
Timer icon (as highlighted).
On the screen that follows you use
the slider (as highlighted) to select
the length of time during which a risk
of Incapacitation is present
You must then select stopwatch
timer icon to activate the timer
When there is a minute left on your
timer the device will enter an AlertExpiry phase during which it notifies
you (as highlighted, and by vibrating 4
times) of imminent timer expiry.
When the Timer expires (or is
ended/cancelled) the device will give
2 long vibrations, and the Timer icon
If your device recognizes
Incapacitation while the Timer is
active, it will raise an Alert into our
ARC, when an operator will begin
attempting to establish the degree of
assistance you require.
You can also manually activate an
Incapacitation Alarm by sliding the
Incapacitation slider (as shown) to
Closing your Red Alert or Incapacitation Alarm
Once you feel that your situation no longer needs monitoring, you can close an alert down.
If your Red Alert activation was raised by the Rip Alarm, you must first re-insert the lanyard plug.
The Red Alert & Incapacitation Alarm call can only be closed by you. After you feel a set of 2 vibrations
or 3 vibrations, press and hold the Red Alert button for 1.5 seconds, you will feel 2 longer vibrations.
The Red Alert is now closed.
The Brama Device comes equipped with multiple means by which a device user can be located should
the require assistance. The Brama Device sends a periodic device status message to the software
management platform, typically on 15-minute intervals. When an Alert is activated, the interval
between device status updates reduces, typically to 30 seconds. This allows the ARC operators to
confirm a device user’s location with relative accuracy should they need assistance. These functions
are described below.
GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)
GNSS requires a clear line of site to the sky, not obstructed by buildings or other obstacles. The GNSS
location operation will not work whilst the unit is indoors.
The GNSS technology within the Brama Device means
• GPS (United States)
• GLONASS (Russia)
• Galileo (European Union)
• Beidou (China)
As standard the Brama Device will come with the combination of GPS and GLONASS activated, however
as the device supports the above, alternative combination cans be configured with agreement from
your Account Manager.
Brama Device Technical Specification
Technical Specification Table
|Dimensions||48 x 79 x 18 mm|
|Power||5V USB-C, 1,070mA|
|Ports||1 x USB Type C|
|Battery type||Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, 3.85V, 1,070mAh|
|Battery life – standby||12-24 hours (depending on location scan period and configuration)|
|Battery life – talk/video time||1 hour|
|Operating temperature range||0°C to +40°C|
|Operating humidity range||Up to 95% non-condensing at +45°C|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon QM215|
|Modem||– 4G FDD-LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20 – 3G WCDMA:B1/2/4/5/8 – 2G GSM B2, B3, B5, B8|
|GNSS||GNSS support: GPS only;GPS+BDS;GPS+GLONASS—support|
|Channel: 46 Channel Max|
|Sensitivity: Based on GPS NF=2.5dB, CN0@-130=41dBm. Cold start sensitivity >-147dBm, Hot start sensitivity >-159dBm, Tracking sensitivity >-163dBm|
|Accuracy: in open sky 5-10M|
|Interval: 2/5/10 minutes (can be configured)|
|Bluetooth||BLE 4.2 V2.1+EDR support|
|WiFi||802.11b/g/n (Read-only 2.4Ghz/5G (location sniffing)|
|Screen||1.3″ – 240*240 IPS TFT , with Touch panel.|
|Audio in||Speaker 2x microphones|
|IP Rating||IP 67|
|Environmental sensors||Three axis MEMS accelerometer|
|Ambient temperature sensor|
Use of Brama Device in Restricted Areas
As with mobile phones, Brama Device usage should be in accordance with regulations, protocols and stipulations relating to the specific environment. Where the use of mobile phones is prohibited, Brama Devices should be turned off. There may be risks associated with interference with equipment sensitive to RFEE (such as aircraft, hospitals and healthcare facilities) or classified locations (ATEX/IECEx/class- division rated).
Disposal and Recycling Information
This product must not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste. Please dispose of this product in accordance with local environmental laws and guidelines, by returning it to your point of sale or to your municipal collection point for recycling. Note that this product contains a battery that cannot be removed by the customer.
M2 Brama S-A1 User Manual
In August 1986 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States with its action in Report and Outer FCC 96-326 adopted an updated safety standard for human exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC regulated transmitters. Those guidelines are consistent with the safety standard previously set by both U.S. and international standards bodies.
The design of this phone complies with the FCC guidelines and these international standards. Use only the supplied or an approved antenna. Unauthorized antennas modifications, or attachments could impair call quality, damage the phone, or result in violation of FCC regulations. Do not use the phone with a damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes into contact with the skin, a minor burn may result. Please contact your local dealer for replacement antenna.
This device was tested for typical body-worn operations with the back/front of the phone kept 0.5cm from the body. To comply with FCC RF exposure requirements, a minimum separation distance of 0.5cm must be maintained between the user’s body and the back/front of the phone, including the antenna. Third-party belt-clips, holsters and similar accessories containing metallic components shall not be used. Body-worn accessories
that cannot maintain 0.5cm separation distance between the user’s body and the back/front of the phone, and have not been tested for typical body-worn operations may not comply with FCC RF exposure limits and should be avoided.
For more information about RF exposure, please visit the FCC website at www.fcc.gov
Your wireless handheld portable telephone is a low power radio transmitter and receiver. When it is ON, it receives and also sends out radio frequency (RF) signals. In August, 1996, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) adopted RF exposure guidelines with safety levels for hand- held wireless phones. Those guidelines are consistent with the safety standards previously set by both U.S. and international standards bodies:
<ANSIC95.1> (1992) / <NCRP Report 86> (1986) / <ICNIRP> (1999)
Those standards were based on comprehensive and periodic evaluations of the relevant scientific literature. For example, over 120 scientists, engineers, and physicians from universities, government health agencies, and industry reviewed the available body of research to develop the ANSI Standard (C95.1). Nevertheless, we recommend that you use a hands-free kit with your phone (such as an earpiece or headset) to avoid potential exposure to RF energy. The design of your phone complies with the FCC guidelines (and those standards).
Use only the supplied or an approved replacement antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage the phone and may violate FCC regulations.
Hold the phone as you would any other telephone with the antenna pointed up and over your shoulder.
RF Exposure Information:
This product is compliance to FCC RF Exposure requirements and refers to FCC website https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm search for FCC ID: VTJ-M2 to gain further information include SAR Values.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
- this device may not cause harmful interference, and
- this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
-Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
Do not use the device with the environment which below minimum -10℃ or over maximum 50℃, the device may not work.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device is acting as slave and operating in the 2.4 GHz (2412 ~2462 MHz) band. Ad Hoc function is supported but not able to operate on non-US frequencies.
The frequency stability of all transmission frequencies of U-NII-1 and U-NII -3 meets the 47 CFR FCC Part15.407(g) requirements, and the manufacturer states that their transmissions remain within the U-NII-1 and U-NII -3 bands.