Bogus callers

Bogus callers

According to Help the Aged research, bogus callers gain entry into the homes of around 180,000 older people each year in the UK and potentially attempt to gain entry to twice this number.

Bogus caller buttons are also called 'panic buttons'. A bogus caller button can be installed next to the front door or beside your bed. This allows you to simple press the button, automatically raising an alarm at your help centre, if you fear that a bogus caller or burgular is trying to break in to your property. The call centre can then listen to the situation and intervene, perhaps calling the police, if necessary. To view telecare bogus caller buttons click on the picture below:

Do not open your door to strangers who call at your door unanounced. There is a small possibility that they could be a distraction burglar.

To read case studies where telecare bogus caller buttons were used click on the pictures below:

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