How Do Personal Alarms Work?

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How personal alarms work

A personal alarm works by featuring 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. You can wear a personal alarm on your wrist or around your neck as a pendant.

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.

Do personal alarms work?

Yes, they do, because they get you the help you need quickly, and 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.

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.

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.

6 Family Monitored v2

SureSafeGO Pendant + Family Monitoring

Mobile GPS tracker alarm. Be safe anywhere, Family monitored with fall detection, talking pendant and family app.
  • At home or on the go Fully Mobile
  • Fall icon Automatic Fall Detection
  • Map GPS icon GPS Tracking
from £179.95
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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 £195.00
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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 Fall Detection (Additional Purchase Required)
from £165.00
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Why use a personal alarm?

People without personal alarms are vulnerable if they are alone. 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.

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. Wearing a personal alarm 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 whether you can speak or not.

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].

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

Daryl answer Joanna have both been excellent with helping me sort my alarm needs.

Melanie Caley
5 hours ago

Great efficient and timely service

Mark Rolfe
11 hours ago

This purchase was an update on a previous alarmI purchased; no set up needed this time. works on an app, easy to install, set up and use.

Michael
2 days ago

Good website, clear guidance re products and services. Easy to purchase and product arrived quickly and were as described.

Easy to set up with clear instructions. Now have greater confidence Mum is okay and she feels more able to go about normal daily life.

Lee Bardsley-Taylor
2 days ago

Very easy to make a selection. Arrived next day!

Mrs Kim Tremblen
6 days ago

I rang and spoke to a gentleman called Darryl. He was very helpful and informative, so that I understood and could choose the correct device for my dad. Ordered the device, was able to set up load the app onto my mobile and all is working. Very reassuring that I know my dad can press the device and I'm able to talk to him and decide what action is required.

Mrs Sarah Medcalf
6 days ago

Sales were very helpful and answered all my questions clearly with good product knowledge.

Customer services were great when I had a query about a new strap. They tested the magnetic strap for me which confirmed it would fit a very small wrist. The original product and new strap both came next day.

Debbie
1 week ago

Easy to set up and allows peace of mind

Eleanor Foster
1 week ago

Bracelet was delivered really quickly. It needed to be assembled and some instructions would have been very useful. Thank goodness my partner worked it out as I was clueless!

Mrs Smith
1 week ago

Excellent service, your helpline was very helpful.

Beryl Wolstenholme
2 weeks ago

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?

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