Buying Guide

Guide to our Fall Prevention Exit Alarms

 Overview

Our Fall Prevention Exit Alarms are really easy to use and have been designed to cater for all budgets and needs. As well as our standard alarms we also offer products which have been selected to address two of the most important  areas identified by our customers - the need to keep noise to a minimum in the patient/resident’s room and the reduction of the risk of tripping on cords and wires. We are therefore pleased to be able offer alarms which sound away from the residents/patients room and which use cord free/wireless technology.

Whether through a cord or wireless transmitter, alarms are connected to weight sensing bed/chair pads or a floor mat. The alarm, wherever it sounds, will notify carers when pressure is removed from the bed or chair pad or is applied to a floor mat indicating the person they are caring for is on the move.

Our various alarms offer different ways of notifying carers ranging from audible alarms, quiet pagers, hallway alarms, so whether at home on in a care facility assistance can be provided when needed.  

In the sections below we talk about two of our key products in more detail providing information about some of the key features of each system as well as codes for the related products. On our product pages you will see we offer ‘complete packages’ for each system, making it easier for customers to ensure that they purchase all the relevant products to make their system of choice work as effectively as possible.

Quiet Fall Prevention without Cords and Wires

Alarm noise is a concern in many nursing homes, hospices and hospitals as well as in home care situations where alarming or confusing those being cared for must be avoided. In addition to supporting a ‘quiet’ environment, our customers tell us that the reduction of ‘tripping’ hazards is a high priority.

To eliminate noise and reduce these tripping hazards, we recommend using our quiet cord free paging alarm (Product code 433-EC. The monitor connects through wireless technology to cordless pressure pads or floor mat (Product codes GBT-RI, GCT-WI and FMT-07C) and can be placed up to 30ft/10m from the pads and floor mats therefore ensuring there is no alarm noise in the patients/residents room.

The 433-EC alarm can be mounted away from the residents or patient’s bed,  for example in the hallway or when used in the home, can be kept with the Carer, which reduces in room alarm noise. 

The cord free environment helps to reduce entanglement and tripping hazards. The cord free sensor pad is placed under the resident and when the resident gets up and the pressure is removed from the pad, a wireless signal is sent to the monitor alarm, alerting the carer.

The 433-EC is powered by 3 'C' batteries and has a low battery indicator. An AC power adapter is available for purchase if required.

The monitor can be used with up to 6 components at one time if required for example with a bed sensor pad, chair sensor pad, pressure sensing floor mat or fall mats or motion sensor.

 

Corded Fall Monitor – Alarm Sounds in the Room

The TL-2100S is one of our top-selling monitors and our customers tell us that the TamperProof™ optional setting, allowing only a carer to reset the alarm with the Caregiver key, is a really valuable feature. When in key mode, ONLY the caregiver can reset the monitor helping to ensure better resident or patient safety.

Plug the sensor pad into the monitor placing the sensor pad under the patient whether in a bed or chair. When pressure is removed from the pad, the alarm will sound to notify the carer that the person being monitored is getting up. The Alarm will automatically reset when pressure is re-applied to the sensor pad.

 

Because this monitor has no ON/OFF switch, the carers do not need to remember to turn the monitor back on as this happens automatically when a patient is placed on bed or chair.

Linked to bed, chair or floor mat sensor pads through a cord, the alarm monitor is made of durable plastic and includes simple features including a reset button to silence the alarm, a low battery light and a nurse call port to connect to existing nurse call systems in nursing facilities (test with your system to confirm compatibility before use). 

The alarm comes with a protective boot.