No Landline Needed
What do people do when they want an alarm but they do not have a landline?
Not having a landline is fairly common in many households these days. A lot of people have given up their landline in favour of only having a mobile phone. Recent studies show that nearly one in four households does not have a landline. Of the houses that do have a landline, 25% of them do not have a handset.
Alarms for the elderly have traditionally operated using the phone line in a person’s home. An alarm base unit would plug into the phone socket in the hallway downstairs, and the alarm user would wear a pendant or a wristband button. This button was wireless. When pressed, it would trigger the base unit from within the home and garden. If they had a fall, or got into any difficulty, they would press the button and the base unit would dial out through the phone line to call for help. So what do people do when they want an alarm but they do not have a landline?
SureSafe has solutions that don’t need a landline. SureSafe’s solutions use either the internet that is currently set up in the home, or use mobile phone technology to be able to call for help when needed. You can choose the product that suits your needs and circumstances best.
With alarms that use the internet in the home, this is done either by plugging the alarm into the internet router, or connecting it to the Wi-Fi. This type of alarm is known as a digital alarm, because it does not need a phoneline to operate. SureSafe's market leading digital alarm is called the SureSafe Guardian and it can call up to 5 telephone numbers of family and friends when the wristband or pendant help button is pressed. The alarm also comes with a family & friends app and lots of additional features including daily 'I'm OK' welfare checks, activity monitoring including alerts if the alarm user is not out of bed by a certain time, alerts for no-activity, home temperature checks, medication reminders, unusual night-time activity, and a whole host of more features.
Where mobile phone technology is used in the no-landline alarm, the pendant or smartwatch is the entire alarm itself, there is no base unit. It has a mobile phone SIM card inside, a speaker and microphone, and all the necessary technology to be able to get help when needed. The alarm also has GPS technology built into it so that the alarm can tell the respondent exactly where you are, whether you are at home or out and about. This means it also gets you help wherever you are.
Landlines are expensive as well. Having a SureSafe alarm without a landline means you don’t have to organise the installation of a new phone to get the protection you need. An alarm without a landline also means you’re not spending money paying for a home telephone you won’t use and don’t need. It is often cheaper to have a no landline alarm than it is to have a normal BT phone line.
SureSafe’s no landline alarms are also very popular with people who live in caravans or mobile homes, in annexes to the main home, and in ‘granny flats’. These type of homes often do not have a landline or a telephone socket, so a SureSafe alarm is the perfect solution here.
Personal alarms that don't need landlines
The Extra Feature of SureSafe's Mobile ‘No Landline’ Alarm
Because the SureSafe mobile no landline alarm, the SureSafeGO, uses mobile phone technology, it is fully mobile. This means that as well as using it at home, you can take it with you when you leave – you can use it when you are ‘out and about’.
The SureSafeGO no landline alarm for the elderly gives you help at the touch of a button wherever you happen to be. Whether that’s at home, in the garden, walking the dog or out at the shops. That is why we call the SureSafeGO our ‘Go Anywhere’ alarm.
We have two different no landline ‘Go Anywhere’ alarms available. The SureSafeGO is a mobile no landline alarm for the elderly that you can take anywhere, while the SureSafeGO Plus is a wrist-worn smartwatch device with some additional features like a step counter and heart rate monitor. Buy one today. It will give you the confidence to get out of the house and your family peace of mind knowing help is at hand quickly should there be a problem.
Why You Should Have a Mobile No Landline Alarm for the Elderly
If you are away from home and you feel unwell, you get lost and confused, or you have a fall, help will always be at hand. You press the SOS button to trigger a call to a SureSafe operator or to one of your nominated contacts.
If you are unwell or injured, minutes matter. You might have suffered a heart attack or a stroke. In these cases, getting to a hospital quickly can mean the difference between making a full and speedy recovery, or not.
Wearing a SureSafe alarm means you get help fast, and a SureSafe ‘Go Anywhere’ alarm means you can use it no matter where you are.
Now, if you don’t have a no landline alarm, you will have to:
- Reach for your phone
- Hope it’s got enough battery
- Wait for whoever you have phoned to answer
- Hope that they can come and help you quickly
If you are unconscious, you won’t be able to do any of the above. If you have a fall, or you are having a heart attack or a stroke, can you use your mobile phone to make a call at all? This is doubtful, and is why a wearable SOS button is the key to additional safety and peace of mind.
The Benefits of a No Landline Alarm
There’s no need to pay for the installation and maintenance of a landline
- You can use the SOS button on your pendant in the house, garden or away from home because it isn’t attached to a landline
- The SureSafeGO also has the benefit of fall detection
- With the SureSafeGO you can have two-way communication through the pendant
- You can add 24/7 monitoring for better protection
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