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.
What is telecare?
Telecare helps to manage risk and support independence by means of unobtrusive wireless sensors placed around the home which detect possible problems such as smoke, gas, flood or a person falling.