Elderly Personal Alarm Features
Personal alarms for the elderly are small devices that are worn around your neck or on your wrist. They feature an SOS button. When you press the button, it activates a call to either a SureSafe operator, or a family member or friend.
The contact, or the operator, will speak to you to find out what help you need. Giving you help might mean coming to see you at home. Or, if you are ill or injured, it could mean calling the emergency services.
Before you buy a personal alarm for the elderly, you should be aware that not all alarms are the same. Each alarm will have different features available. You will want to buy an alarm that has the features that suit your needs and your lifestyle.
Ask yourself these questions: Are you someone who likes to get out of the house or do you stay indoors? Do you want to be connected directly to your nominated contacts or do you want the support of 24/7 monitoring? Have you got a landline at home? Would fall detection be useful to you? These answers will tell you the features that are important for your needs.
Have a look at the different features below. Reading about each feature will help you pick a personal alarm system that suits you.
Our digital personal alarms offer the most up to date technology and features, yet remain easy to set-up and use. They are 'future-proof' against BT's upcoming Digital Switchover and provide you with more features, greater reliability and better-quality alarms to be used to keep you or your loved ones living safely and independently.
Mobile alarms can be taken anywhere with you, unlike traditional alarms that will only work at home. With a mobile alarm you can be safe at home, in the garden, or ‘out and about’. This means you can have peace of mind walking the dog, visiting friends and going to the shops. GPS tracking in your elderly personal alarm means that we will know where to send help to when you press the SOS button.
An elderly personal alarm with automatic fall detection can detect a fall and call for help without you needing to push the button. This is vital is you are unconscious or immobile following a sudden illness or a fall. The call will automatically go through to either your nominated contacts or a SureSafe operator, depending on which service you have chosen. You will be able to get the help you need fast, even if you are unable to press the button.
If you want to be sure there’s someone who can help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, then you need 24/7 monitoring. This means your elderly personal alarm pendant or wristband is connected to a SureSafe operator at our UK based response centre. We are always here to help you, any time of the day or night. If you need medical help, we will phone the emergency services. If you want to talk to one of your nominated contacts, we will get in touch with them on your behalf.
This feature has a speaker and microphone built in to the elderly personal alarm pendant or wristband which allows you to have a two-way conversation between you and your nominated contacts, or one of our SureSafe operators. Wherever you are in the home or garden, or even when ‘out and about’, you can speak directly to the person answering the alarm call. This means that you can tell them exactly what type of help you need, so you get the right help – fast!
Don’t feel you need an alarm linked to a 24/7 response centre? Would you prefer emergency calls go directly to a loved one? Don’t want an alarm with ongoing monthly or annual fees? Well an alarm system that calls family and friends from SureSafe could be the perfect solution for you. When you press the SOS button with this pendant alarm it will trigger a call to one of your chosen nominated contacts. This could be a family member, a friend or a neighbour.
If you want a personal alarm for the elderly but you haven’t got a landline, it’s not a problem! SureSafe has a range of alarms that do not require a landline. What’s more, because some of our ‘no landline’ alarms use mobile phone technology, they are all fully mobile and can be taken anywhere with you. This means that you can be at home or out and about and still use this pendant. Safety and peace of mind wherever you are.
SureSafe’s one-touch personal alarms for the elderly mean you can get the help you need just by pressing the SOS button on your pendant or wristband. When an emergency happens, such as a fall or sudden illness, you won’t be able to get to a phone or get your mobile out of your pocket. A wearable ‘one touch button’ gives you instant access to help and could be the difference between making a full and quick recovery or not.
SureSafe offers a range of lone worker devices designed to keep lone workers, or ‘at risk’ workers, safe. SureSafe offers tailored solutions to fit both your employees risk needs, as well as fit your organisation's operational needs. SureSafe allows employees to call for help in an emergency, tracks their location via GPS in case they get into any difficulty, can detect falls should employees have an accident, and helps you satisfy your workplace health and safety requirements.