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If a person is in some type of danger, the first thing they are going to do is try to yell for help. If a person is lucky someone will hear them, but this may not always be the case (that’s assuming that the person is even in a position to call for help!). If a person had another way to contact someone, they would have a higher chance of getting the help they needed before something awful or untoward happened. Some people have started using some type of device with an alarm to provide them with that immediate ability to raise the alarm.

There are a number of elderly people that live by themselves and don’t have anyone to check on them on a regular basis. This group of people has a higher likelihood of having some type of medical emergency, especially slipping and falling. The elderly are one group of people that could certainly benefit from an alarm system.

Personal alarms work in a variety of ways. Some alarms make a very loud noise, which is usually meant to scare someone away. Other alarms may be connected to a monitoring system, where help can be dispatched to a particular location. No matter which type of alarm a person chooses, they have a way to alert someone when they are in trouble. Certain alarms are made to be worn around the neck, while others may be attached to a watch or just carried in a person’s pocket.

The cost for personal alarms will vary depending on the type that is purchased and where it is purchased from. Alarms that require monthly monitoring usually have additional fees associated with them but offer the benefit of 24/7 protection. Any elderly person that lives alone should consider buying themselves an alarm. People with elderly loved ones could feel more comfortable that their loved ones could get the help they need in case of an emergency. Taking the time to purchase an alarm could end up saving a life.

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