Home alarm services
We can provide the equipment and technology to help you keep independent and improve your quality of life.
We offer a range of equipment and sensors that help vulnerable, disabled or older people to be more independent and give them peace of mind.
The service can also reassure your friends and relatives that you are alright or that help is on the way if there is a problem.
The technology may support more traditional services such as home care.
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The equipment consists of sensors or alarms which will alert a response centre if you need help. These include:
detectors to raise an alert if you fall at home; and
smoke, fire, gas, carbon monoxide and flood detectors.
If a sensor or alarm is triggered, a signal will alert a 24 hour response centre. All you need to install the equipment is a plug socket and telephone socket near to each other.
Simple aids can make your life more comfortable and help you get about the house more safely for example at night when sensors can automatically put the light on as you get out of bed. Devices such as pressure pads, panic buttons and sensors in various parts of your home linked to an alarm telephone can also help if:
you leave bed and don't return;
you are having an epileptic seizure;
you fall over or wander;
you have an unwelcome caller; or
your home becomes unusually hot or cold
What happens if you do need help?
If you have an incident or accident at home or if you suffer from a medical emergency, a message can go to a carer or the response centre where appropriate action will be taken.
When an alert is sent to the response centre, staff will try to speak to you. If you cannot respond, a person near you will be contacted such as a relative or neighbour who has already agreed to support you in this way. As a last resort, the emergency services will be asked to respond.
Want to know more?
If you want to:
be more independent;
enjoy peace of mind;
feel safe both at home and in your community; and
reassure your relatives or friends
contact your local social care and health
office. An assessment
will be completed with you at home to agree what help is most suitable for you. Your assessor will tell you about any charges that may apply for the supply, rental or usage of the equipment
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Information about this service in your area is available from your local council or housing provider linked below:
Burton upon Trent
South Staffs District
Care Directions can also help to answer any queries you may have about the scheme.