Telecare Personal Alarms provide a simple and immediate alarm call for the elderly or infirm users who may be living alone or in assisted living environments and may be in need of emergency assistance.
Personal Alarms – often also referred to as Telecare Systems, Panic Alarms, Panic Buttons, Emergency Call etc – provide a simple and immediate alarm call for the elderly or disabled users who may be living alone or in assisted living environments and may be in need of emergency assistance. These personal alarm systems allow users to simply press a button (often in the form of a pendant, wrist strap or wall-mounted button), which will automatically call a designated person, emergency services, or concierge, for example, in order to alert that support/assistance is required.
Telecare personal alarm systems usually have a button as a trigger; this trigger then notifies the appropriate services when activated. When someone feels unwell, has a fall or feels threatened or in a dangerous situation, the user can press the panic button to alert services for help. Panic buttons may have a silent or audible alarm depending on your preference, however most systems alert some sort of service to the situation.
Depending on the provider and your alarm abilities, a personal emergency alarm may alert monitoring services to an issue, which can then contact emergency services or a designated respondent (such as a femily member) on your behalf. Monitoring services may contact you after an alarm is activated to check it was not triggered by mistake.
Personal alarm systems vary in shapes, sizes and format; however, they all consist of two main elements – an alert button and a communication system.
Panic alarm systems can be set-up to alert as many or few potential responders as needed. Having this flexibility means there is a solution to suit virtually any set of circumstances.
These personal assistance systems are used across various sectors, but are most frequently applied to private homes, supported housing and residential care.
In addition for solo workers or for people working late hours where they may feel threatened, a panic alarm can be a reassurance as it gives workers the reassurance that help is just a button-press away.
Panic alarm systems are regularly used in care homes or for elderly people who live alone. This type of panic alarm will often take the form of a wearable pendant alarm button. These types of panic alarms differ as they are usually set up to alert family members or neighbours and not the emergency services straight away. Therefore, the resident or user simply presses the button to alert a designated responder (family member, support worker, emergency services, etc) should they need urgent assistance for security or health reasons.
Emergencies are unpredictable. Therefore taking action and installing a panic alarm system is one of the best things you can do as they can save lives.
Installing an emergency alarm system has many benefits such as:
A pendant alarm is a small, wearable device worn around the neck on a lanyard. Pendant alarms allow you to call for emergency help by the simple press of a button.
Pendant alarms allow users to remotely make an emergency call to a designated family member, support worker or twenty-four hour service centre.
The majority of systems using pendant alarms tend to be assisted living / retirement villages, where people who spend a large amount of time at home on their own or have a long-term medical condition and want to be able to contact someone if they require help. Pendant alarms can provide peace-of-mind for the elderly or those with disabilities, allowing them to have increased levels of independent living.
The C315S, C317A, C317S & X7HD Intercom Panels are available from the Akuvox ‘869’ range, these are compatible with the Akuvox EP10 Telecare Pendant alarms. Using the telecare pendant alarms allows elderly or infirm users to make an emergency call to a designated family member or to a twenty-four hour service centre in the event of a fall or accident. The telecare pendant can also be programmed to unlock doors for visitors remotely. All of this by the simple press of the pendant alarm button.
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