A sound and flashing beacon provides audio and visual confirmation of an alert call, providing additional reassurance for people with sensory impairments.
Sensory impairment solutions are devices that can be added to telecare systems to support both visually and hearing impaired users to live safely at home.
The sound and flashing beacon uses both a visual indicator and a loud siren to alert people with hearing or visual impairments to a particular alarm or incoming call.
How does it work?
A light that combines a visual alert together with a loud siren so that people with a hearing or visual impairment can be alerted to an alarm activation (e.g. smoke detector) or to an incoming telephone call. Available in different colours to distinguish between different alerts.
Why is it needed?
Age-related eye conditions are the most common cause of sight loss in the UK. 95% of people with sight problems in the UK are 65 or over. There are also nearly 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people with 2 million people using hearing aids. The sound and flashing beacon is an important aids for users with hearing or visual impairments.
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.