Considering A Personal Emergency Response System? Know What To AskBy Home Security Source Jan 14, 2011 | 10:50:00 amPosted in: Personal Safety, Senior Safety
As our loved ones age, it’s important to take an extra special interest in their well-being, especially if they live alone. It can sometimes be a sensitive subject as most elderly don’t want to lose their independence. If you are considering a personal emergency response system , it’s important to know what to ask so both you and the potential recipient have a clear understanding of what it can provide.
What exactly is a personal emergency response system and what can it do for me?
A personal emergency response system can be a live saver when no one is around. For example, with the ADT Companion Service Personal Emergency Response System, it offers a personal help button that coincides with a base unit. You can wear it on your wrist or as a necklace. In case of any emergency, an intruder, a fall, or medical emergency, a push of the button notifies a trained ADT professional to call and check on you. If you do not respond, ADT will call for help for you.
How close do I have to be to the base unit for my ADT Companion Services emergency button to work?
The range of the transmitter varies depending upon the location of the base unit. The unit will operate up to 300 feet from the base unit. You will want to place in a central area where you spend most of your time.
How exactly does the ADT Companion Services unit work?
A phone line is connected to the base unit. When the personal help button is pushed, the system sends the emergency signal.
What if someone is using the phone line connected to the ADT Companion Services base unit when I push the button?
The system will disconnect the call and send the emergency signal to the monitoring center.
Is the ADT Companion Services personal help button waterproof?
Yes. You can wear the personal help button in the shower and it will still function.
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