How Do Personal Alarms Work?

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Why use a personal alarm?

People without personal alarms are vulnerable if they are alone. They need to be able to use a mobile phone to contact family and or friends in an emergency. If you suffer from a stroke or have a fall you may not be conscious, unable to speak or unable to reach for your phone.

Using a personal alarm gives you confidence because you know that should you feel ill or have a fall, help is at hand. It means you can go about your daily life with peace of mind. But how do personal alarms work?

How do personal alarms work?

You can wear a personal alarm on your wrist or around your neck as a pendant. The wristband or pendant features a distinctive SOS button. When you press the button, it will trigger a call either to your nominated contacts or to a SureSafe operator, depending on which service you choose. You can the get the help you need.

Personal alarms are not all the same. Some have different features to others. Before you buy a personal alarm, we recommend you choose one with the features that suit your lifestyle.

The features include:

We are the leading provider of alarms. You can feel confident that you are in safe hands if you choose SureSafe. Our two United Kingdom based monitoring centres currently keep over 170,000 people living safely and independently. We are rated ‘EXCELLENT’ on reviews.io with a 4.8 out of 5 star average. You can buy a personal alarm online today with fast, free delivery.

Most Popular Personal Alarms

We have alarms to suit all circumstances, from those for people who stay home to those to suit people who like to get out. Alarms that need landlines and alarms that use mobile signals. Take a look at our best alarms.

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SureSafeGO Family Monitored

Mobile GPS tracker alarm. Be safe anywhere, either 24/7 Monitored or Family Monitored
  • At home or on the go Fully Mobile
  • Fall icon Automatic Fall Detection
  • Map GPS icon GPS Tracking
from £169.95
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FallSafe

Wrist worn fall detector alarm that can detect a fall and get you or a loved one the help they need.
  • Home icon Helping People Stay in their Homes Longer
  • Shower proof icon Showerproof
  • Ringing Telephone Icon Uses Landline
from £35.00
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SureSafe 24/7 Connect

Monitored alarm system for the elderly giving 24/7/365 days peace of mind.
  • Bath proof icon Bath & Showerproof
  • Wristworn icon Available as a Wristband or a Pendant
  • Fall icon Add Automatic Fall Detection at Any Time
from £35.00
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How do personal alarms work?

When you fall ill or have a fall, minutes matter. The faster you can get medical assistance the better. If you are treated quickly for an illness such as a heart attack or a stroke you have a better chance of survival.

After a fall, you might also suffer from hypothermia from a cold floor, or dehydration if you’re left immobile for hours.

Wearing a personal alarm also means you don’t have to worry about having your mobile phone close to hand. You wear the alarm so pressing the SOS button is easy to do.

Our alarms are comfortable to wear. They are lightweight and discreet. You can even wear them in the bath or shower.

Do personal alarms work? Yes, they do, because it gets you the help you need quickly at the touch of a button. Wearing the alarm means it is always with you, unlike a mobile phone which is often left on a table or a kitchen unit.

Who is a personal alarm for?

A personal alarm is the ideal device if you are older, frail or you are living with a condition that means you might need help if you feel ill.

According to the NHS 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 and half of the people aged 80 or more, will suffer from a fall within a 12-month period. If you are living with dementia, you might leave home without your keys or become confused about getting back home.

Rather than relying on the kindness of strangers isn’t it more reassuring to know that at the press of a button you can put a call through to a family member or one of our friendly operators?

Suresafe personal alarms reviews

Don't just take our word for it

Read some of the great reviews we've received recently from people across the UK who are enjoying the freedom a personal alarm brings

Our great rating

Brilliant service - literally saved my mum's life when she fell down steps in the garden onto paving and broke 6 ribs! Without this alarm no-one would have known and too awful to think what would have happened. Strongly recommend.

missld
1 week ago

Our Mum (92) is very happy with her Suresafe alarm purchased a few years ago, so we have just got the same one for her recently widowed sister (96). Customer service / speed of delivery/ quality of the product and the reassurance provided are all excellent.

Linda Ryles
1 week ago

Personal service has been second to none, Richard gave very comprehensive advice, not pushy in the slightest and gained a great understanding of my requirements. Didn't get annoyed with my frequent calls and messages asking for help! Can't recommend highly enough, thanks guys 👌👌

Simon Dumencic
1 week ago

Such a helpful personal company - Felt very at ease and secure using them for a family member, A weight lifted off my shoulders knowing there safe! Would recommend this company to everyone! Thank you again - 5*

Chloe Adams
1 week ago

Excellent and honest advice with a friendly personable service. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Kelly
2 weeks ago

SureSafe supplied a remote GPS for my elderly mother so that she could raise an alarm in an emergency. The process was quick, well explained and has provided the reassurance we had hoped for.

James Richards
2 weeks ago

SURESAFE ALARMS HAVE GIVEN ME EXCELLENT SERVICE FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS. I THOROUGHLY RECEOMMEND THE COMPANY.

Carol
2 weeks ago

Bought this couple of months ago, great advice from John in relation to suitable device, product arrived next day and now have complete peace of mind. I would Highly recommend

Shahid Ahmed
2 weeks ago

We got this Alarm for my mum, as she has had few falls. John was very helpful explained everything that put my mind at erase I would highly recommend this company

Anonymous
2 weeks ago

This company has been brilliantly helpful through the whole process of choosing & purchasing the SureSafeGO pendant 2 years ago through to the after-sales care which I received today from the very helpful John MacGugan who made the whole process very clear & simple. The alarm is for my elderly, rather immobile mother who lives on her own but who tends to fall over occasionally. It has proved to be a real lifeline for her as she can easily press the SOS button in the middle of the pendant if she falls or is stuck somewhere (once in the shower) & then speak almost immediately to one of the Response Centre Operatives through it who have all been very kind to her. For a small monthly fee this gives me & her real peace of mind.

Tam Griffiths
2 weeks ago

How to use a personal alarm

Personal alarms are designed to be easy to use. All you have to do to get help is press the SOS button. One button, one press, it’s that simple. An SOS button is easier to use than a telephone keypad, especially if you have trembling hands or rheumatism.

Buy your personal alarm with fast free delivery today. All of our alarms come with plain English, easy to follow user guides that explain how to use a personal alarm.

If you have any questions about what features you need, or how to use a personal alarm, you can phone us on 0800 112 3201 or you can email us your questions at [email protected].

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