Alarms button service are telephone based alarm systems that allow the wearer to immediately call for help in the event of an emergency.
The elderly people among us need additional care. Many chose to hire a dedicated caregiver or institutionalise, but for many, those options are either not affordable or favourable. Many choose to live independently. For such elderly people living independently, a personal alarm device is essential so that they can alert caregivers or relatives when they need assistance in case of an emergency. Personal alarms in the form of pendants are great as personal alarms. Let us take a closer look at some of the reasons why pendant alarms are great medical alarm devices.
They are quite small
Modern advancements in electronics have enabled very small. They are also lightweight and can be worn around the neck without any discomfort. This allows elders to always keep these devices with them without having to worry about losing them so that they can always call for help when needed.
They are quite easy to use
The personal alarm device itself mostly consists of one or two buttons, based on the functionality of the particular pendant. The base station receiver where the alarm is sounded is also very easy to set up and does not need any professional installation. This makes the technology very accessible and also reduces cost due to lack of need of professional setup.
You don’t need to worry about recharging batteries often
Many pendant alarms come with a very long duration battery that lasts for years. The advancements in battery technology have enabled very small and long-lasting batteries to become cheap enough to be integrated into devices which can essentially be disposed of after a few years. Some models may have rechargeable or user replaceable batteries, but even they require attention once every few weeks or months. When the batteries are low, the device automatically notifies so you don’t have to worry about the device unexpectedly running out of power.
They are robust and versatile
The simplicity of the device allows for robust construction and versatile use. The devices are often lightweight and made of tough plastic with water-resistant construction. So it can be worn all the time, even while bathing, without much thought to maintain or care about the device getting damaged. The simple construction also means that it can also be used in other ways such as tying it to a walking cane, wheelchair, clothing etc. in case wearing it around the neck causes any irritation due to any medical condition.
The technology is robust and reliable
Many personal alarm pendants use the specially reserved 869 MHz European Social Alarm radio frequency band for communicating with the receiver. Hence there is little chance of interference caused by or with other devices, which could hamper functionality. Also, medical alarm devices are expected to meet high standards of reliability since failure in a time of need can have dire consequences. So you can be assured that reliability and interference issues which may plague other consumer or hobby devices are not a problem for medical devices due to regulations.