The 2 Core Components Of Medical Alert Systems You Should Know

Published By Personal Systems, 30 Sep 2017

The 2 Core Components Of Medical Alert Systems You Should Know
Medical alert systems are electronic devices for personal safety alarms particularly for the elderly. These are devices for protection and safety. The devices are installed to get prompt help for the elderly quickly. Many have this installed or use one form of it or the other without much knowledge about how it works or the components that comprise the functioning unit.

If you are new to the use of these devices or are yet to be fully informed on their functionality, here is a breakdown of the basic core units.

1.    The Equipment At Your End

At the installation end of personal alarm systems are the devices worn by the elderly and the other installation within the home. Besides the portable pendants, wrist bands or waist bands worn by the elderly, the home carries some installation. This is the base unit or the speaker box that has both a highly sensitive microphone and a powerful speaker. This allows two-way connection depending on the capability of the system.

Your home telephone line is also equipment in the installation. Landlines are often the traditional phone lines used but with modern improvement in the system you’d find reputable suppliers with a mobile phone design type if you don’t have a landline.

2.    The Alert Monitoring Service  

The second end of safety alarm installation is the alarm monitoring Service Company. This is the company that operates the link between the client and the help required. Communication is via the telephone conversation. The help can be any of calling a medical team, a family member or friends.

How They Work Together

The operational mode of the personal alert system works in a simple way.

At the press of the button by the elderly for help or with an automatic dial when a fall or inactivity is detected, the transmitter from the elderly sends a signal to the base unit. The base unit thereafter makes an automatic dial through the home’s telephone line to the alert monitoring center. On getting the connection, the monitoring center operator responds and communicates with the elderly to find out the type of help needed.

Have in mind that the communication is on the speaker mode at the elderly’s end. He doesn't have to be in the same room as the base station location. With the highly sensitive microphone and powerful speakers, contacts can be achieved seamlessly.

Now, the monitoring center operator decides finally depending on the communication outcome with the elderly whether to call a pre-arranged family member or to call for an ambulance or any security agents to render the necessary assistance. It is this simple.

The monitoring center’s rate depends on the plan paid for. In most cases, it is a monthly paid plan.

Technology has surely made life more comfortable to live. The personal safety devices are a good example of this. It is recommended that everybody should buy into this innovation for their aged family members to make the world more safe for them to dwel.

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