Case study - how equipment helped Megan


Megan had been living with her husband David for 12 years and they had three children. David has a long criminal history dating back to 1975 including charges for violence and firearms offences. There had been a number of instances of domestic violence between the couple. On one occasion David struck Megan on the back of the head with a hammer.

The concerns:

David was arrested and charged with assault. He was bailed to a hostel but failed to attend. Megan was afraid that her husband would find her and carry out his promises of further violence.

The solution:

A telecare control box / base unit was installed with a personal alarm button. The system is connected to a response centre which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The outcome:

Whilst on bail, David broke into Megan's house armed with a knife. Megan pressed her personal trigger and the police were alerted before she was seriously harmed. David fled the scene but was subsequently arrested and charged, and later sentenced to five years imprisonment.

The officer in charge of the case said "This was a particularly distressing case. Megan had previously suffered horrific abuse and she was in real danger. She was adamant that she wanted to stay in her own home and we respected her decision. I am convinced that the telecare system saved her life."

Please note the dates and names of the individuals have been changed to protect their identity.

To view the telecare equipment listed above click on the relevant pictures below:

Control boxes

The 'control box' or 'base unit' is the part of the telecare system which is connected to your phone line, and receives signals from your personal buttons and sensors.