Visonic Recalls Amber Personal Emergency Response System Kits Due To Remote Pendant Battery Signal Failure
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Visonic Amber Classic and Amber SelectX Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Kits Hazard: A single Amber Base station set to Common Area Mode will not detect a low battery or dead battery warning signal from the remote pendant that notifies the end user or system administrator to replace the pendant battery. Remedy: Repair Consumer Contact: Visonic at (800) 223-0020 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.visonic.com and click on North America and click on Product News under the Solutions & Products tab for more information about the recall. Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Visonic-Recalls-Amber-Personal-Emergency-Response-System-Kits Recall Details Units: About 24,000 Description: The recalled Visonic Amber Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) kit enables a user to push a button on a pendant to signal a request for assistance.
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Larry Grimaldi: Choosing an emergency response system for grandmother
There are three basic components in a personal emergency response system the transmitter, console and the response center. Your grandmother can wear a help pendant around her neck, or she can wear a wristband that contains the help button. Most systems also have the ability to dial out, even if the phone is off the hook. This is an important safety feature. When the button is activated, the response center will call your grandmother and ask if she needs medical help or assistance from the fire or rescue departments. They will make the necessary contact to the appropriate emergency service. The call center responder may stay on the line with your grandmother until help arrives. When purchasing a personal emergency response system, the vendor will ask for your grandmothers medical history, a list of her medications and allergies, a list of her doctors, any special medical instructions and a list of emergency contacts.
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Personal emergency response systems
There may be rentals available through local distributors, or social service agencies, monthly fees can range from $30 to $60 for rental plus monitoring. Home-based systems A leader in fall detection is the national provider Philips Lifeline . The Lifeline system, phone and pendant with AutoAlert, is the first pendant-style help button that contains technology to automatically detect a sudden fall. If the pendant senses no motion or inactivity with the person for 30 seconds, the pendant will place a call for help. ADT is another national provider, and well established brand for home security monitoring. The ADT medical alert system can be added to their home security monitoring system and can call for assistance when the pendant button is pushed. The benefit for your parents is both the home security and their physical safety can be monitored. Mobile systems For active seniors on-the-go, who drives, play golf, or travel there is a new affordable PERS solutions that connects with their mobile phone.
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The background to PERS lies in the development of social alarms in the UK. For more than two decades under the broader umbrella of Telecare, the development of such products has been aimed at providing a communications infrastructure using technology which allows the elderly and vulnerable people live their lives independently. Typically this has been aimed at those with medical conditions whereby they may need to summon help quickly, and those with psychological needs. Originally Telecare products were used in the home, garden or institutions due to restrictions of the equipment. Telecare products are often in the form of a pendant that is wirelessly connected to a hub in the house and generally has a range of perhaps 15 metres.
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Guide to Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)
The Wellcore System will be available for pre-orders and will retail for $199 and the monthly monitoring service will cost $49.95. The Wellcore product provides seniors and caregivers with a superior solution for wellness and safety offering the following benefits: * Detects falls automatically and sends help in an emergency. Wellcore distinguishes falls from other types of motion with unprecedented accuracyall without having to press a button. When a fall is automatically detected, a Wellcore specialist contacts the wearer to assess the level of urgency. If an emergency is determined or there is no response, Wellcore sends emergency services and alerts designated caregivers and family. The button can also be pressed at any time to initiate the same immediate response. * Asks to be worn when forgotten. When forgotten, Wellcore sends friendly reminders through the base unit, asking to be worn, and a notification appears on the online dashboard. If the sensor is left unworn for an extended period of time, an email message is sent to a designated caregiver or family member. * Monitors activity and provides an online dashboard for at-a-glance reassurance. Accessible 24/7, a password-protected dashboard tracks motion and learns daily patterns over time, highlighting significant changes when they occur. The dashboard also displays notifications and alerts concerning everyday activity and safety.
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CES 2010: Wellcore System – The Mobile Personal Emergency Response System for Seniors Citizens
The few insurance companies that do pay require a doctor’s recommendation. Some hospitals and social service agencies may subsidize fees for low-income users. Purchase prices for a PERS normally range from $200 to more than $1,500. However, some consumers have reported paying $4,000 to $5,000 for a PERS. You also will have to pay an installation fee and a monthly monitoring charge which may cost from $10 to $30.
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