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Bed and chair occupancy sensors

If someone has been out of their bed or chair for a long time, the occupancy sensor will let us know.

Bed and chair occupancy sensors


The Bed/Chair Occupancy Sensor is a large pressure pad for a bed or small for a chair which monitors occupancy and automatically triggers an alarm call to our control centre or an on site carer, if unexpected activity is detected. It can identify if an individual has not gone to bed by a specified time or if they have left their bed during the night and have not returned within an expected time period.

It is suitable for anyone who needs extra support to enable them to live more independently, and ideal for family or friends who are concerned about a loved one and would like to monitor them to ensure they’re safe in their home and protect them.

This sensor is particularly appropriate for individuals who have recently been discharged from hospital, elderly, frail or disabled people, those with mobility issues or anyone taking medication.

The occupancy sensor's pressure pad, is placed underneath the mattress on the bed. A wider bed pad is also available which goes on top of a mattress, giving increased sensitivity where users are very small, light or move significantly during their sleep. Our installation team will assess individual situations and find what is best fitting for you.

It can be linked to Progress Lifeline’s base unit and monitored by our control centre or a pager to assist carers who live at home with the vulnerable person and help manage the risks associated with independent living.

An alert will be sent to either our control centre or a carer for the relevant settings:

  • when an individual gets out of bed and not return by a certain time
  • if the user doesn’t go to bed by a certain time
  • if the user doesn’t get up by a certain time the following morning
  • if they haven’t moved for an extended period of time.

The chair occupancy sensor works in the same way, consisting of a smaller chair pressure pad.

The occupancy sensor is specifically designed to monitor a person’s safety at any time of day or night, and can be tailored to suit the specific daily activities of the individual. This solution reduces the risks to an individual by triggering an alert to our control centre and take the most appropriate action. 

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