Finding the Right Care Call PIR Movement Monitor Pager Kit for You
Friday, 29 January 2016
Making sure that wandering can be effectively managed is incredibly important, so the Care Call PIR Movement Monitor is a great sensor to base your Care Call Pager Kit around.
If you’re not sure that the PIR Movement Monitor is the right sensor to base your kit around, head back to our guide on finding the perfect Care Call Pager sensor. Or, if you don’t know that you want to use the pager as the receiver for your Care Call kit, head back to the start of our Care Call Kit guide.
Step Four: Choosing Additional Sensors
Now you know you want to base your Care Call Pager kit around the PIR Movement Monitor, it’s time to choose which additional sensors you want to include in your kit. If you’re just after a standalone Care Call PIR Movement Monitor Pager Kit, this is the one for you:
The PIR Movement Monitor uses infrared to detect movement. Because of this, it’s great as a bed leaving alarm. Aimed down the side of a bed, the monitor will detect if someone leaves their bed and will alert the pager. What’s more, because it uses infrared to detect movement it can’t be set off by an inanimate object like a duvet trailing off a bed.
If you’re looking to monitor more than just movement with your kit, the Care Call PIR Movement Monitor Pager Kit is also available with a Carbon Monoxide Alarm:
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas. Odourless and colourless, it’s impossible to detect without proper equipment and can be lethal. The Care Call Carbon Monoxide Alarm will monitor the levels of CO in the air and will alert the pager when concentrations become too high. This enables you to be sure that you are providing a safe environment for those under your care, and that you can quickly act in case of an emergency.
Alternatively, the Care Call PIR Movement Monitor is also available with a Smoke Alarm:
The Care Call Smoke Alarm will alert the pager if it detects smoke, so you can be sure that you know if there’s a chance of fire in your home. There are two types of smoke alarm available - Ionisation and Optical.
Ionisation smoke alarms use radiation to detect smoke, which makes it incredibly sensitive. This makes it ideal for floors without kitchens on them – the usual amount of smoke which cooking can produce will set off false alarms, but on floors without kitchens any smoke is abnormal.
Optical smoke alarms, on the other hand, are great for floors with kitchens. This is because they use light to detect smoke, and as a result are less sensitive. Because of this, they will only be set off by enough smoke which is abnormal, even for a kitchen.
Or, if you’d like both of them, you can get the Care Call PIR Movement Monitor with a Smoke Alarm and a Carbon Monoxide Alarm: