Friday, September 25, 2009

medic alert necklace-How to Combine Home Security and Medical Alert Protection

For senior citizens who live alone, the idea of facing a medical emergency is a frightening prospect. How will it be possible to call for an ambulance if a fall has rendered telephone calls impossible? In the past, there were few options in the event of such an accident. However, recent developments in medic alert technology have made emergency communication devices more widely available. Getting this device to work with your home alarm system is one of the services a home security company can offer. Here are five ways to tell that a medic alert device is utilizing the latest technology and is right for you.

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1. Ease of use. A good companion device should be comfortable to wear, whether as a light necklace or as a wristband. To protect against accidents in the bathroom, opt for a waterproof device which can notify your home security company that an accident has taken place.

2. Voice-operated communication with wide area of coverage. Superior medic alert systems employ intercoms through which a victim can alert a security provider and then speak to operators from any point in a room wired for service. In the case of a room without intercom, there should be a backup emergency signal in place. For this type of help signal, the range of protection should not be limited to the home and its patios. Look fora home security company that can keep contact with users for hundreds of feet, if not further. For senior citizens who live in a housing complex, that could mean sitting in a park below or walking the dog around the block while staying connected.

3. All-around service. A great device will provide much more than assistance in the case of a medical emergency. Look for a device that can read the temperature and send out an alert if there are problems with heating and cooling. These events can prove to be more than a minor inconvenience in advanced age, when health threats are more serious.

4. Self-supporting technology. It can be hard enough to shop around for a good home alarm system and medic alert device to use with it. Look for a device that will require minimal effort on your part to stay current. The technology available should provide for a user-friendly process of checkups and monitoring concerns, so you won't have to babysit a system for its own manufacturer.

5. Assuring a depth of protection. Power issues which can affect local grids may be unavoidable, due to flood, fire or electronic malfunctions. However, your alarm provider should have a backup plan in place. Look for a nationally established company with multiple command centers located strategically across the country. The ability to reroute a failed emergency call could make all the difference.

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(article outsource Jon Jacobson)

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