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Talking Pendant Alarms for the Elderly

Talking pendant alarms for the elderly allow you or your loved one to talk to our 24/7 response centre, or your nominated contacts, directly through the alarm pendant or the wristband. Get the right help – fast!
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Get 24/7 monitoring with a talking alarm pendant for your loved one from as little as 48p a day!

How is a Talking Alarm Pendant Different from other Alarms?

A talking pendant alarm for the elderly, also known as an alarm pendant with a speaker in the pendant, isn’t like most standard alarms. If you buy a low-quality standard alarm, it will only have a base unit that plugs into your landline. The base has an integrated speaker, and you speak to the base when you need help. You can’t talk through the pendant.

What happens if you fall in the bedroom, bathroom or kitchen? If your ‘standard type’ alarm is plugged into the telephone socket in the hallway downstairs then chances are you won’t be able to speak to the respondent, they won’t know what you need. And if you are in the garden when you fall or feel unwell then forget about it, there is no chance of two-way communication.

Additionally, if the speaker inside the base unit doesn’t have a good enough range, your voice won’t be picked up. There are a lot of reasons why a talking pendant alarm is the way to go.

That’s why a SureSafe alarm pendant for the elderly with a speaker in the pendant provides extra protection and peace of mind. You can be sure that when you press the SOS button you will hear the person you have contacted loud and clear.

Most ‘standard’ alarms do not offer this feature. The traditional alarms on the market are based on the same technology as when they was first launched in the 1980’s. It is simple to use and reliable, but it has not kept pace with the advances made in technology. This is how SureSafe’s talking pendant alarms for the elderly are different.

How do Talking Pendant Alarms for the Elderly Work?

A talking pendant alarm for the elderly contains a small speaker and microphone that allows you to speak and listen through your pendant. It means you, and your family, have the security of knowing help is at hand whether you’re indoors or ‘out and about’ simply with the touch of a button. Not all talking pendants need a landline either, there are talking pendant alarms for the elderly without a landline that use mobile phone technology. This means they can be used both at home and when ‘out and about’.

If you feel unwell or have a fall, you don’t need to worry about finding your mobile phone or landline. With the talking pendant all you need to do is press the SOS button to get help. When you press the button, a call will go through to a SureSafe operator or your nominated contacts, depending on which talking pendant alarm without a landline device you have.

Not everyone can use a mobile phone. An elderly person may have difficulty due to shaking hands, sight problems or forgetfulness. They might also be unable to locate it or work it during a sudden illness or fall. A talking pendant alarm can give you, or your loved one back their independence. They will have the confidence to get out into the garden or get out to visit friends.

An alarm pendant for the elderly with a speaker in the pendant means you can have a two-way conversation with a SureSafe Operator or one of three nominated contacts. It is an emergency call device you wear around your neck, even in the shower. You don’t need to depend on your telephone. Your emergency button is with you all the time you are wearing your talking pendant alarm without a landline.

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Why You Should Have a Talking Alarm Pendant

Studies show that getting help in the first 60 minutes after a heart attack can prevent your death. After a fall, muscle cell breakdown begins between 20 and 60 minutes after the incident. And, for every 15 minutes that passes after a stroke the likelihood of death increases by 4%. Minutes matter.

If you are unfortunate and suffer from a fall, a stroke, or a heart attack, then quick access to medical attention is vital. The faster you can get emergency assistance, the better your chances are of making a full recovery.

If you are wearing a talking alarm pendant for the elderly, you will get assistance quickly when you’re alone. Depending on the type of personal alarm you’re wearing, a call will go through to a SureSafe operator or to your nominated contacts. You can tell them exactly what is happening and help can be on the way within seconds.

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Benefits of a Talking Alarm Pendant

  • You can tell the alarm respondent exactly what type of help you need
  • The SureSafe operator or your nominated contact can phone the emergency services immediately
  • You’ll get faster medical assistance
  • You can hear a friendly voice and be reassured help is on the way
  • Peace of mind for both you and your family
  • Talking pendant alarm without a landline is an option

Peace of Mind with a Talking Alarm Pendant

Being alone when you have an accident is worrying. With an alarm pendant for the elderly with a speaker in the pendant you don’t need to worry because you’re not alone. You and your family have peace of mind knowing that if a problem should occur, you can press the button on your pendant, and our operators will be talking to you in seconds and getting medical help fast if it’s needed. You can talk to us by phone on 0800 112 3201 or send us an email at [email protected] for more information. Or you can buy online.

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What our customers think of our elderly alarm pendants

Pendant alarms for the elderly can make a real difference to our customers and their families, but don't just take our word for it read our reviews to see for yourself...

Absolutely brilliant product and company and I cannot praise them highly enough. We bought the alarm when my father stumbled and fell into the bath one night and was unable to get out himself. As he still liked to go shopping we bought the alarm with the SIM card and the automatic fall detection. The staff at SureSafe were amazing about getting us set up with the right product, the whole process was so simple from start to finish. In all their dealings with us, SureSafe were incredibly friendly and highly professional. Dad was a bit reluctant to use the alarm at first as he once pressed it while asleep and the emergency services were soon there. They were fine about it and said they would rather be called out once too often than not enough. After that, he felt more at ease and really did wear it all the time. The automatic fall detection was brilliant. When he finally did fall and broke his arm, the ambulance crew was there in no time and called me to let me know what was happening. Before he finally entered a care home, this alarm gave me me so much peace of mind that my father was able to stay in his own home and that I could be sure he would not be lying injured without anyone finding him. Very reasonably priced too.
Christine
11 months ago
This company deserves the highest of recognitions. I dealt with a lady called Angela, she was extremely helpful, made the whole process of getting a fall alarm for my mum so easy. No hassle and very straight forward. I cannot thank you enough for all your help. I have no hesitation in recommending this company. First class throughout.
Melanie
1 year ago
My grand daughter bought me an alarm for my birthday, I can talk through it and it tells the lovely people at suresafe if I have a fall and I can press a button. I can now walk my dog further and for longer. In a world gone mad with Covid, you can still be sure SureSafe will keep you safe,
Hilda
1 year ago
My father (91) recently had a fall at home (he lives by himself) and he used the SureSafe button that he was wearing to call for help. They quickly contacted my sister-in-law but the phone line was bad and the connection could not be made. So SureSafe then called the local emergency services in my father's area and two police officers came to get him back on his feet. I would definitely recommend this company and their service for elderly people who may need help if they get into any difficulty.
Will Irwin
1 year ago
Exceptional Customer Service and Excellent Product. This company have completely exceeded my expectation... I can not speak highly enough about them. They went over and above to ensure that was able to achieve my goal of receiving my Fall Safe urgently and have it set up in super fast time. I would recommend them in a heart beat. My father was really pleased with the alarm warn on the wrist which is totally waterproof which means he does not need to take it off. I could see him visibly calm just knowing that someone would be there should he have a fall....... and I actually slept for the first time in a week! Great product, so easy to set up (you just plug it in), simple instructions, had a message to test the system when we were ready, very polite service centre. 5 STARS!
Sandy
1 year ago
I was unsure about getting a pendant alarm, but am so thankful I did. It gives utter peace of mind to family and friends, but also to me. I never worry about going walks on my own, even in isolated spots, as I know I can get help very speedily, should I be unwell. Having the satellite tracking system, and also the falls alert, gives peace of mind. The centre rings me if I forget to charge the device and they never mind if you ring by accident. The service is excellent and when I recently needed an item, it came within 24 hours. Thank you!
Esther
1 year ago
I needed something for my elderly mother who had suffered from some falls. The equipment was delivered quickly and was easy to use. It gave me great peace of mind knowing help would come quickly. Support was available, and was very responsive. I would highly recommend this service. Les
Les
2 years ago
This is the 3rd alarm we've bought for our 90 year old mother from various companies and so far it is the most reliable. As she lives in a rural town, signal coverage has always been an intermittent problem but with her tracker now choosing the best from O2, EE and Vodafone, we can see exactly where she is all the time. A big improvement. SOS and fall alerts are working well too so well pleased. The company were quick to dispatch and help set up which was pretty easy. It could do with an app so you can view the routes the tracker has taken but the company say they are working on this. However by just sending a text to the tracker you can find out within seconds where she is, and when you phone it she can speak to us despite it being buried under her jumper when she's out for a walk.
Rob
2 years ago

Choose a talking pendant alarm to suit your lifestyle.

Compare our broad range of talking pendant alarms for the elderly and find the best one for your needs and circumstances. Not all talking pendant alarms work the same way, or have the same features, so we have put together an easy way to compare the best-selling personal alarms in the UK. SureSafe has the right talking pendant alarm for every need. Whether you want a mobile talking alarm pendant for when you are ‘out and about’ as well as at home, an alarm with a talking pendant that is linked to our UK based 24/7 monitoring centre, or one that calls through to your family and friends, we have the solution. Compare the best personal alarms in the UK below.

Product Comparison

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SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus
24/7 Monitoring
Optional
Yes
No
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SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus
Pendant Range
Unlimited
300m
100m
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SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus
GPS Tracking
Yes
No
Yes
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SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus
Automatic Fall Detection
Yes
No
Yes
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SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus
Waterproof?
Showerproof
Inc Showerproof button
Showerproof
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SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus
One-touch Personal Alarm
Yes
Yes
Yes
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SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus
Wearing Options
Pendant
Pendant
Wristband
SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus

Compare our best-selling talking pendant alarm plans

SureSafe’s range of alarm pendants for the elderly are feature packed, easy to use, and trusted by tens of thousands of people across the UK. Compare the best-selling alarm pendant services and see how affordable they are. The best alarms for the elderly available, but at an affordable price. Get round the clock 24/7 monitoring for you, or your loved one, for as little as 48p per day.

Price Comparison

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SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus
Equipment Purchase
£149.95
n/a
£189.95
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SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus
Monthly Package
£18.99
£199.95 + £16.99 p/m
n/a (not monitored)
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SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus
Annual Package
n/a
n/a
n/a (not monitored)
SureSafeGO
TalkSafe
SureSafeGO Plus

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Take a look at some of the common questions that people have before buying an elderly alarm pendant:

What is a pendant alarm?

A pendant alarm is a comfortable, discreet device you can wear round your neck or on your wrist. The pendant alarms from SureSafe feature an SOS button, which, when pressed sends out an alert to your nominated contacts or a SureSafe operator.

The pendant’s don’t look like alarms for the elderly. They look discreet and stylish.

Imagine you have a fall, and you can’t get up. If you didn’t have a pendant, you would need your mobile phone to make contact with someone who can help you. If your mobile phone isn’t on your person or somewhere you can reach and get it, you can’t use it.

If you have fallen because you have tripped, or because you have become ill, then minutes matter. It doesn’t take long for you to become dehydrated or suffer from hypothermia on a cold floor or outside.

Even if you haven’t had a fall, but you feel unwell, a pendant alarm can get you the help you need fast. All you need to do is press the SOS button. When you get an answer from a family member or a SureSafe operator all you need to do is speak into the pendant.

You can then tell your contact about your problem, and you can listen to them telling you what they are going to do to help you.

If you’re mobile is on the kitchen worktop, your jacket pocket, or your handbag it doesn’t matter. You don’t need your mobile when you’ve got a talking pendant.

How can alarm pendants for the elderly help people?

An alarm pendant for the elderly can help older people, and those with disabilities or ongoing medical conditions, live independently in their own homes for longer.

Alarm pendants for the elderly give the wearer additional safety around the home, as they are able to call for help at the touch of a button. Some pendant alarms for the elderly also include fall detection, so they can offer even more safety as this type of device can call for help without the button needing to be pressed.

In addition to giving the alarm user more safety at home, an alarm pendant for the elderly can give family and friends additional peace of mind that there loved one can remain living independently. Rather than worry all the time that mum or dad might have had a fall, or calling them on the phone multiple times a day to check that they are OK, alarm pendants for the elderly reassure loved ones that help can be reached at the touch of a button.

Alarm pendants for the elderly can help save money for the alarm user or their family. If they are able to live at home with more confidence, they might not need to pay for expensive in-home care, and it can even keep people out of retirement homes for longer. For a couple of hundred pounds per year, an alarm pendant for elderly people can help save thousands of pounds per month in assisted living or retirement/nursing home costs.

Alarm pendants for elderly people can also have some medical benefits for the alarm user. If a person has a fear of falling then the natural response is to move less. The logic being that if they are not moving then they cannot fall over. What this means is the body starts to lose strength, mobility and balance, as more time is spent sitting down. The impact of this is that the person is in fact more likely to fall over when they do need to walk, because their body is less able to walk without falling. Wearing alarm pendants for the elderly can give people the confidence to go about their lives as normal, remaining as mobile and active as they once were. This means that muscle strength, bone density, balance and mobility can actually increase, prolonging the bodies ability to live a full life. The increased levels of activity also increases the cardio-vascular work done, which has a positive effect on the heart, lungs and other bodily functions. An alarm pendant for the elderly can in fact be both reactive and preventative in terms of keeping the wearer safe!

What different types of elderly alarm pendant are there?

SureSafe offers a broad range of elderly alarm pendants that have various features and benefits. There are alarms with fall detection, GPS monitoring, one touch SOS buttons, 24/7 monitoring and those that are family monitored. Chances are, you can find a SureSafe Alarm to suit your needs.

Can I get an elderly alarm pendant with fall detection?

Yes, there are a number of options for alarm pendants with fall detection. The most popular alarm is the SureSafeGO, but you could also consider the FallSafe, the Fall Alert and the SureSafeGO Plus.

Do all pendant alarms for the elderly call through to a 24/7 monitoring centre?

No, not all pendant alarms for the elderly call through to a 24/7 response centre. SureSafe is the leading provider of family monitored alarms, with various options to choose from. Read more about family monitored alarms here.

What if I press the button by mistake on my pendant alarm for the elderly?

Don't worry if you press the button by mistake on your pendant alarm for the elderly. Simply wait for the 24/7 response operator, or your family member if you have a family monitored alarm, to talk to you via the base unit or alarm, and let them know that it is a false alarm. They will be delighted to hear that you are OK, and it is always a good idea to test your alarm regularly anyway.

Do I need to pay VAT on my elderly pendant alarm?

No, you not always need to pay VAT on your elderly pendant alarm. Over 9/10 SureSafe customers do not pay VAT. If the alarm user has an ongoing medical condition, takes medication on a regular basis, or has a terminal illness, then you do not need to pay VAT. Learn more about this here.

Should I get a key safe to go with my elderly pendant alarm?

Combining a key safe with your elderly pendant alarm is always a good idea. A key safe gives family members and the emergency services quick and easy access to your home when the alarm is activated. They can gain entry to give you the help you need without needing to wait for someone to arrive with a key, or having to force entry through the door, or break a window.

Are your 24/7 monitoring centres that the alarm pendants call through to in the UK?

Yes, all our 24/7 monitoring centres that the alarm pendants call through to are in the UK. You can feel confident and secure that a friendly voice will answer your call and arrange for the appropriate help you need.

How many alarm pendants can I link to my SureSafe base unit?

How many alarm pendants you can link to your SureSafe base unit will depend on the type of SureSafe alarm that you have. Our landline based monitored alarms can have unlimited pendants while the SureSafe Personal Alarm family monitored alarm can only have two pendants paired at any one time.

I don’t have a landline, what options for alarm pendants do I have?

Don't worry, we have options for alarm pendants that do not require a landline. Our most popular product, the SureSafeGO, does not require a landline. The SureSafeGO Plus is another option for an alarm pendant that does not require a landline.

What type of alarm pendants can I choose when the mobile phone signal in my area is very poor?

If where you live has poor mobile phone signal then a mobile personal alarm that uses mobile phone signal will not be a reliable option for you. Thankfully, you still have options for alarm pendants that use a landline instead. Here the base unit of the alarm plugs in to your landline and you wear a pendant or a wristband that links to that base unit. When you push the SOS button, the base unit makes an emergency call via the landline.

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