Door contact switch which, when triggered, activates a transmitter which operates a Bellman receiver such as an alarm clock, pager or strobe (not supplied).
Bellman & Symfon
When the switch is opened (doors, windows etc.), a connected transmitter (included) is activated and will trigger the Bellman Vibrating Pager, Vibrating Pad (included in the Bellman packs on opposite page) and the Bellman Portable Receiver L40393 (sold separately), alerting the hearing impaired user of a possible home intrusion. A button on the transmitter is used for low battery check. Transmitter Power supply: 1 x 9V alkaline battery (included). Battery life approx. 3 years.
There may be concerns about the ethical implications of installing this type of equipment, and how it may affect the privacy of the individual. Advice on ethics and telecare.
These systems do not connect to help / monitoring centres and consequently there are important differences between the safety features of these systems and those which are part of a telecare system. For example:
You may also wish to view telecare enabled fall risk sensors which automatically connect to help centres if you move beyond a specific location or fall over, mobile alarms that work outside of a home environment or personal locators.
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