Using a motion sensor as a bed exit alarm

Customer Service

The Austin Medical motion sensor allows you to get an alert that your patient is getting out of bed, without using a bed exit sensor pad. The Austin Medical Motion Sensor can be placed at the side of a bed, approximately 45cm (18") from the ground.  When your patient decides they are going to try to get out of bed, they will first place a leg over the side of the bed.  Immediately, the motion sensor will catch the activity and start to send the alarm to a pager which can be up to 45 meters (150') from the motion sensor. The Pager will alarm, letting you know your patient is trying to get up. 

This Austin Medical motion sensor is a great alternative to the sensor pad, if you have a bed surface such as air mattress, gel mattress or other, that won't allow for use of the sensor pads.  

You can also use the Austin Medical Motion Sensor at a height above the bed where the patient's head will cross the motion zone as they sit up, and before they put their legs over the side of the bed.  This requires a little more careful set up, but once a correct direction and height has been determined, this can be a very effective way to monitor a patient's activity.


If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at Austin Medical Products 01664 434798

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Cordless bed exit alarms allow the carer's to keep the alarm in other areas of the home

Sheenagh Kerr
With Austin Medical's cordless bed exit alarm system, you can care for your patient at home, and know that as long as you have the alert monitor within 45 meters (150 feet)  of the bed pad, you will receive the alert if the patient starts to get up from the bed. By placing the cordless bed pad below the lower sheet, in the patient's back or buttock area, when the patient sits up in bed, and takes their body weight off of the pad, the bed pad sends a silent alert to the alarm monitor which will start to chime, letting you know that they need your assistance.  By using this system, you will get the earliest possible alert, you can be woken by the alert at night, and you reduce the amount of agitation felt by the patient as they do not hear the alert themselves.  This is an ideal product to use when caring for the elderly, and also for patient's with alzheimer's or dementia.

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