Below is information and links on the home equipment that is available to you from your local borough or district council.
- Bogus caller alarms
- Careline buttons and boxes
- Carer alert systems
- Epilepsy monitors
- Fall detector
- Flood detector
- Heat detector
- Pill dispenser
- Links to your local borough or district council
Bogus caller alarms
These activate an alarm if a stranger at the door makes the user feel unsafe. The alarms are discrete and look like ordinary light switches.
Careline buttons and boxes
People can wear these splash proof alarm buttons discretely around the neck as a pendant, or on the wrist. The alarm works together with an alarm unit installed in the property.
The wearer just needs to press their alarm button, whether indoors or outside in the garden. Trained operators at the monitoring centre will then co-ordinate the call.
The careline alarm system can link to other kinds of telecare sensors.
Carer alert systems
This is an internal alarm system to alert carers or family members within the property. This system can link other kinds of devices and sensors.
These sensors can identify convulsive seizures whilst an individual is in bed. The sensor is placed between the bed base and the mattress. To stop false alarm calls, people can adjust the sensitivity level and delay the control of the sensor.
These sensors are good if someone is unable to press the alarm button on their pendant or wristband. They can be useful for individuals who suffer blackouts or collapse with little or no warning.
These sensors are triggered and can signal an alarm when they detect overflowing water from a sink or bath.
This sensor detects high or low temperatures within the property. It is particularly useful in detecting conditions that could lead to hypothermia.
A keysafe allows access to your property for trusted people. They can be helpful in an emergency of if you've had a fall.
These lockable dispensers remind individuals when to take their medication by giving audible and visual alerts.
If someone misses a dose, some dispensers can alert a monitoring centre. The centre can then either prompt someone to take their tablets or contact a family member or carer.
Most dispensers have a carousel with 28 compartments. These hold the daily medication. Dispensers can be set to provide four doses a day. The pill dispensers are suitable for people who can:
- manage their own medication
- with support load the device
Links to your local borough or district council
Click on your district or borough below to find out more:
- Elmbridge: Community alarm and telecare
- Epsom and Ewell: Community alarm
- Guildford: Careline
- Mole Valley: Mole Valley Life
- Reigate and Banstead – Mole Valley Life
- Runnymede: Telecare
- Spelthorne: Mole Valley Life
- Surrey Heath: Community alarm and telecare
- Tandridge: Mole Valley Life
- Waverley: Careline personal alarms
- Woking: Personal care alarms and sensors