Placed above a front/back door the door usage sensor can detect if you or someone else leaves the property and doesn’t return within a certain period of time, and will raise an alarm to either the carer or the monitoring centre.
Designed to monitor the safety of people with cognitive impairments who may be prone to leaving their homes for extended periods at inappropriate times of the day or night, putting themselves at risk.
How does it work?
The door usage sensor is located above the door and will detect if someone has walked out of the door and not returned. The alarm can be set to activate for certain periods of the day and will raise an alarm to either the carer or the monitoring centre. A call will also be raised if the monitored door has been left open for a specified period.
Why is it needed?
The system has many benefits, primarily that of helping people with dementia to live safely independent in the community. It allows appropriate action to be taken as quickly as possible to ensure the user is returned to a safe environment, and can also help to alleviate the emotional and physical stress of caring for someone who may leave their home and be unable to return unassisted.
How does the personal alarm service work?
The door usage sensor works in combination with the personal alarm service and helps individuals to live more independently, and have an improved quality of life.
Discrete wireless sensors throughout your home can automatically raise a local, audible alarm, as well as alerting a carer, key holder or the monitoring centre as appropriate.
Press the button
Simply press the button on your pendant or alarm unit when you need assistance.
Speak to our staff
Our staff will respond and speak to you via the alarm unit. If they cannot get in touch they will summon help.
Help is on the way
We will summon help by contacting the nominated key holder (relative, friend or neighbour) or the emergency services.