Featured TeleCair Hacks
Safe in the knowledge
Understanding the environment in your home is very important. We all have smoke alarms, which help keep us safe in the knowledge that we will be alerted if a fire happens. Similarly, CO detectors alert us when dangerous levels of CO are detected within our properties. The Climate is a clever device that can further add security and reassurance within your home. It can detect high temperatures, when someone may be at risk over dehydration and low temperatues, where someone might be at risk of hypothermia. It can also detect a fast rise in temperature, which may help indicate a risk of fire before one begins and even high and low humidity levels too. That’s a lot for a small device!
Safety for users and their visitors
The trusty pull cord has had a makeover! The Reach is a modern wireless and waterproof pull cord which can be strategically placed indoors and outdoors. For people who find it difficult to press a button, the pull cord can be fitted in high risk areas in the home, so that they and their visitors can raise the alarm if they need support.
Creating safer home environments
Smoke and heat alarms, connected to a monitoring centre, provide the reassurance that help can be called in the event of a fire in a home. The audible alarm in the home also provides a local warning. But what if the heat alarm in the kitchen is sounding and you’re fast asleep in the bedroom? Our brand new interlinked sensors, the Smoke+ and Heat+ ensure all connected devices alert when an event occurs. This means that the smoke alarm in the bedroom would sound if another device elsewhere in the home was activated, providing even more reassurance, a safer environment and the peace of mind that the monitoring centre can be alerted too.
No wires, less problems!
Ok, so bed and chair occupancy sensors are a great way to manage a whole number of things. From being able to support someone when they stand up from their chair, ensuring someone transfers from their bed to a chair safely, or if a person gets up from bed during the night, and doesn’t return within their safe time-frame. Now, as well as our Detect and Sit/Sleep pads, we introduce our Sit and Sleep Advanced. The all-in-one compact units, containing the pad and mini control unit all within a wipe-clean enclosure. This means no wires, making it more suitable for even more bed and chair types. The Sleep Advanced even has fixing holes in each corner to help you secure the device in place!
A security blanket
One limitation to pagers on the market, including our Buzzz, was the ability to offer a security blanket to those who were mainly relying on carers in their own home. With a stand-alone solution, what would happen if the person being supported needs help if their carer has popped out? What if the carer themselves needed support? This led us to develop the divert functionality, allowing families and carers to have the choice to care in the first instance, but gives the reassurance that a call can be diverted to a dispersed unit should the Notifier not be acknowledged. The length of time a call takes to divert can be easily set on the Notifier, or a carer can let the device know they are going to be away so the call goes through to the monitoring centre straight away. Our SOS button also gives the ability for the carer to raise a call for help to the monitoring centre, where it can be identified that it is the carer requesting support and appropriate action can be taken.
See the light!
Our Contact door and window sensor, isn’t only simple to use, it’s really simple to install! The installer feature is designed to help installers decide where to position the Contact and magnet. The LED will illuminate green if the Contact detects the magnet and red if the magnet is too far away. So you really can’t go wrong!
We will let you into a little secret, the ultimate hack is to just ask. Tell us what products you want to see, and any feedback you have about our existing sensors. We have a clever team who are always looking to create the best solutions that deliver exactly what you need. For example, the Onyx Rainbow was born from an idea presented to us by a customer. We have recently changed the timings on our Detect occupancy sensor, as customers were wanting different options. Our upcoming Notifier pager will have the ability to divert straight to a dispersed unit if the carer is away, thanks to valuable feedback during the testing phase. And we have designed a brand new product that will change the way… well, we can’t let you in on all the secrets at once, so watch this space!
A sensitive soul
Our intelligent new fall detector, the CairFall has a sensitive soul built-in. Ok, not quite a soul but it’s fitted with very clever technology that means the sensitivity of the device can be adapted to suit the person. Overcoming one of the biggest challenges in fall detection, our fall detector can easily be programmed to adjust the sensitivity to one of the five settings available. The less active someone is, the more sensitive the CairFall needs to be and vice versa. Check out our video on the support page to see how easy this is to change!
A very clever floor mat
Our floor mat is designed to fit in to any home, which can immediately detect when someone has stepped on it. Traditionally used at the side of the bed to alert that someone has gotten up, there are many other places it can be used. If you are concerned about someone leaving their home, why not place it near the front door to alert you beforehand? You could even place it on the hallway or landing to alert a carer for someone who may need support to use the stairs.
Two for the price of one
Monitoring multiple devices could not be easier with our Detect. Linking to chair, bed pads and enuresis mats, you can manage occupancy and incontinence risks. With two inputs, you can manage twice as much with one device! Whether you want to manage a bed pad and enuresis mat for one person, or support two different people, the Detect can easily be programmed so you know exactly which sensor has been activated as well as who it belongs to.
At the bottom of the garden
If you are someone who enjoys gardening or spending time in an outbuilding, you may be worried that your pendant may not work when you’re too far away from the house, where your main alarm unit is situated. If you have power in an outbuilding, you could plug in our Orion range extender, which extends the range of your devices to ensure your safety when outside the home. But don’t worry, even if you have no power to hand away from the main building, with the Orion’s back-up battery, it can be positioned anywhere to provide the same functionality for up to 12 hours!
An alternative to a property exit solution
Telecare on the move
Keep your nose out
Turn it around
Our Onyx pendant is available as a wrist worn pendant, as well as our neck cord options. Most people wear this as they would wear their watch, with the face pointing upwards. Did you know that simply turning the Onyx around can give the user even more resistance for an easier push when they need to call for help? Wearing it on their least dominant arm also means they can trigger the pendant with their strongest hand!
Just a reminder
An alternative to wearing a pendant
More than just a door contact