SureSafe’s fall alarm pendant is the next generation in personal alarms for the elderly.
Falls alarm for the elderly activate automatically when a fall is detected, there is no need to press the button. This can be vital when the wearer either loses consciousness, or they are too weak to manually press the pendant e.g. following a stroke or heart attack. The device is worn instead of a traditional pendant, there is no need to wear both.
Using the latest technology, falls alerts mean that the wearer no longer needs to press the pendant button to get the help they need. Considering that falls that lead to the loss of consciousness are likely to be the most serious, a fall alarm for elderly can be the difference between help arriving fast, or not arriving until after the wearer regains consciousness, strength and awareness.
Fall alarm technology varies according the device used. The most advanced falls alarm pendants use sensors to detect changes in air pressure and changes in air speed. Other devices use ‘tilt switch’ technology that measure when the pendant is not in a vertical position for an extended period of time – something that would happen if the wearer was lying on the floor after a fall.
All good quality falls alarm devices will include a function that allows the wearer to cancel the alarm call where the pendant incorrectly detects a fall – otherwise known as a false alarm.
- Automatic fall detection
- Activates alarm when sensors detects fall has occurred
- Water-proof for use in the bath or shower
- Manual activation by pressing button (like a traditional pendant)
SureSafe offer a range of automatic fall detection products. For those interested in the top of the range ‘Fall Alert’ as part of SureSafe’s 24/7 Connect monitored alarm service, please click HERE.
For those keen to learn more about SureSafe’s FallSafe ‘family & friends’ alarm then please click HERE for more details.
Note: Given the varied nature of falls, while significantly increasing the level of protection offered by a personal alarm, fall detection pendants do not detect 100% of falls.