Our range of Telecare sensors
Telecare offers a range of wireless sensors around the home that are designed to help people live safely, securely and independently in their homes.
The sensors activate an alarm via your telephone line when you have a problem in the home or when you may need help. The control centre monitors your alarm 24 hours a day. When the alarm is triggered, an operator will ask what help you need and make sure that you receive it. They will keep the line open until help arrives.
Telecare enables you to maintain your independence and dignity, whilst giving your family and carers the reassurance that help is on hand should you need it.
Our dedicated control centre in Leyland currently provides over 400 Telecare customers with help at the touch of a button 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. The control centre provides 24 hour emergency assistance and handles over 230,000 calls annually for Progress Lifeline and other services. We are now the lead provider for Telecare in Central Lancashire.
When smoke or fire is detected an alarm will automatically be sounded in the home. Our control centre will also be notified and if necessary the operator will contact the emergency services.
Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas which is sometimes produced in fires and boilers and can be fatal. Our carbon monoxide alarms tell us when there are dangerous levels in your home.
Property exit sensors tell us if you have left your home and not returned for a prolonged period of time. They are useful for people who can get disorientated. They can also tell us if you have accidentally left your door open.
If you have been out of your bed or chair for a long time then the occupancy sensor will let us know. They are useful for people who are at risk of falls or who get disorientated. The sensor can also be connected to a light so that it is switched on and off as you get in and out of bed.
Our epilepsy sensors are used to detect seizures whilst you are in bed. The epilepsy sensor is placed under your bed sheets and monitors your vital signs, sending an alarm signal to a nominated person and to the control centre when a seizure is detected. We can then make sure that the emergency services arrive as quickly as possible.
The fall detector tells us when you have fallen and connects you to the control centre automatically even if you are unable to press the button on your pendant or base unit.
Flood detectors tell us when taps have not been switched off. They are particularly useful for people who can be forgetful and can prevent injury and costly damage.
These detect both extreme heat and cold. They can tell us if there is a fire in your house or if your house is too cold because of bad weather, a broken boiler or a door that has been left open.
Forgetting to light the gas on a hob or fire is a big hazard. Our gas detectors automatically shut off the gas when the detector senses high levels of it in the air.
This helps vulnerable people who are often targeted by criminals and bogus callers by connecting their intercom to the control centre. The control centre can intervene if they feel the caller is being overly aggressive or trying to exploit the Progress Lifeline customer.
The medication unit only dispenses medication at set times and lets us know if you have forgotten to take it. They are really helpful for people who have to take medication at different times during the day or if you often forget to take it.
For more information about our range of sensors and how they can help you, please contact us.