alarm stage

alarm stage

The first response to stress, in which a person suffers physical injury and pain or emotional trauma in the form of shock. The alarm stage is followed by an adaptation response which, if prolonged or repeated multiple times, leads to apathy and burnout.
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Adults can help children handle the alarm stage if they understand their temperament and how they will respond to stimuli.
The four alarm stages are remotely selectable and the message playback and the alarm tones have independent volume controls, enabling the outputs to be fine-tuned to the installed location.
It has a large termination area with multiple cable entries if required, generates no back EMF and can be configured with a choice of five first stage warning sounds, each with two additional remotely selectable alarm stages.