Chicago Tribune: Chicago hotels roll out panic button systems to protect housekeepers from sexual harassment

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Chicago Tribune: Chicago hotels roll out panic button systems to protect housekeepers from sexual harassment

Chicago Tribune LogoImage of the MadeSafe Demo event in Chicago

By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz | June 7, 2018

At the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile last month, Texas-based Enseo was demonstrating its distress device, called MadeSafe, that it developed four years ago with the J.W. Essex House in New York.

The system, which costs about $100 per room, was manufactured using feedback from the hotel’s housekeepers, said Vanessa Ogle, CEO of Enseo, which provides hotels with in-room entertainment solutions and other technology services.

What makes the system effective is its accurate location reporting, Ogle said.

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