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Technology Enabled Care Descriptions

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Intelligent reassurance at the heart of the home

This page includes descriptions of some of the most commonly used forms of  technology enabled care

Sensors for the home

Movement Detector (PIR)

The movement detector detects movement and raises an alert, providing the 24 hour response centre with the ability to audibly verify and record the presence of an intruder or alternatively detect for long periods of inactivity.

Pressure mat

24 hour monitoring of inactivity or intruders, dependent on individual needs.

Smoke Detector

The radio smoke detector raises an instant alarm call if it detects smoke, ensuring any potential fire situations are always responded to.

Bogus Caller Button

Fitted near a door, this discreet button can be used to call for assistance when a stranger enters the home.

Video Door Entry

Allows visual confirmation of visitors and remote door access into a property giving both security and assistance to the people who live there.

Flood Detector

Provides an early warning by raising an alert of potential flood situations in the home.

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Warns of dangerous CO levels within a property allowing the appropriate action to be taken.

Temperature extremes sensor

This sensor detects high, low or rapid rise of temperature within a property and raises the appropriate alert.

Natural gas detector

When the natural gas detector detects natural gas leaks, an alarm will be raised.  It can also link to a complete gas shut off solution.

Property exit sensor

This sensor provides an early warning by alerting that the user has left their home and not returned within a pre-determined time parameter, ideal for people with dementia and their carers.

Environmental control solutions

Environmental control solutions enable people with limited dexterity to easily perform a wide range of everyday activities including opening and closing of windows, curtains and doors, operation of domestic appliances and the control of lighting within the home.

Medication reminder/dispenser

Provides effective solutions to support medication compliance.  Can be used to provide other reminders if required.

Sensors for the body

Falls detector

The Falls Detector automatically detects a serious fall and raises an alert.  It can also be used as a personal trigger.

Pressure mat

24 hour monitoring of inactivity or intruders, dependent on individual needs.

Bed/chair occupancy sensor

This sensor provides an early warning by alerting that the user has left their bed/chair and not returned within a pre-determined time period.

Enuresis sensor

Placed between a mattress and a sheet, this sensor provides immediate warning on detection of moisture to allow effective action to be taken.

Pillow alert

The pillow alert vibrates to alert a sleeping user to a potentially dangerous situation, eg a smoke alarm.

Epilepsy sensor

This sensor provides warning of an epileptic seizure whilst in bed.

Alarms

Sounder beacon

Offers both visual and loud audible signals when a sensor or telephone is activated, ideal for the hard of hearing.

Amie+/Gem+ triggers

Personal radio triggers that allow an alarm call to be raised within a radius of up to 50 metres from the Lifeline unit.

Pull cord

Strategically placed around the home, the pull cord can be used to raise a call for help.

User/carer pager alerts

Provides hearing impaired users with immediate notification of alarm call activation.  A pager can also be used to alert a live in carer of sensors being triggered in the home.

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