Finding the Right Care Call Smoke Alarm Pager Kit for You
29 January 2016 | John
Ensuring that you can know of the presence of smoke in your home immediately, no matter where you are, is vital to ensuring that you can react quickly to fire for the safety of those under your care. The Care Call Smoke Alarm is a great sensor to base your Care Call Pager Kit around.
If you’re not sure that the Smoke Alarm is for you, head back to the previous step in this guide and find your perfect Care Call Pager Kit Sensor. Or, go back to the beginning of the guide and choose your perfect Care Call Sensor for your kit.
Step Three: Choosing Additional Sensors
Now that you know you want to base your Care Call Pager Kit around detecting smoke, it’s time to choose what additional sensors you want to add. If you’re only looking for a Care Call Pager kit with a smoke alarm, this is the kit for you:
The smoke alarm is available in two different types: Ionisation and Optical.
Ionisation smoke alarms use radiation to detect smoke. This makes them incredibly sensitive, and ideal for floors without kitchens as it’ll detect smoke incredibly well, so you can get an early enough warning while reducing false alarms.
Optical smoke alarms use light to detect smoke, making them less sensitive and ideal for use on floors with kitchens – they won’t detect the acceptable and normal levels of smoke that cooking can produce but will alert to stronger concentrations that give cause for concern.
You can also get the Care Call Smoke Alarm Pager Kit with a Vibrating Pillow Pad:
The Care Call Vibrating Pillow Pad plugs into the pager’s charger and, when placed under a pillow, will vibrate you awake if the smoke alarm detects smoke. This gives you comfortable 24 hour monitoring without worrying about waking others up unnecessarily.
The Care Call Smoke Alarm Pager Kit is also available with a PIR Movement Monitor:
The Care Call PIR Movement Monitor enables you to manage wandering by alerting you when someone is moving around without help. Wandering is a common contributor to falls which can cause serious injury, so it’s vital that you know when someone is mobile so you can help them as quickly as possible.
The PIR Movement Monitor uses infrared rays to detect movement. This makes it great as a bed leaving alarm – simply place the monitor facing down the side of the bed and it’ll alert you when someone steps out of the bed. What’s more, because it uses infrared to detect movement it won’t be set off by inanimate objects like duvets trailing off the bed.
Or, if you still want to use the Care Call Smoke Alarm Kit for monitoring, you can get it with a Magnetic Door Monitor:
The Care Call Magnetic Door Monitor easily attaches to a door or window frame and alerts the pager if the door or window is opened. This helps you ensure that those under your care don’t leave their rooms without you knowing so you can be there to help them. It’s also great for alerting you if someone enters an area they shouldn’t, such as a certain room or cupboard, so you can be there to stop them before any damage is done.
Alternatively, you can get the Care Call Smoke Alarm Pager Kit with a Carbon Monoxide Alarm:
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, colourless gas which is incredibly common in homes and also deadly. It’s vital that you have something to detect it at your disposal. The Care Call Carbon Monoxide Alarm constantly monitors the levels of CO in the air and alerts the pager so that you can be aware of this emergency no matter where you are in the home.
You can also get the Care Call Smoke Alarm Kit with a Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Key Fob Transmitter:
The Care Call Key Fob Transmitter is an ideal addition to any kit. It enables those under your care to alert you when they need help, both for emergencies and for help getting up and moving about.
They can wear the key fob around their neck (with an easy-break cord to help reduce the risk of strangulation) and simply press the button on the front to call for help. This helps to reduce the chance of wandering by making it easy for them to contact you for help getting up. The key fob is available with a shock sensor or without, which alerts the pager if someone has a hard fall.
Or, if you still want to monitor movement while keeping a check on the environment, the Care Call Smoke Alarm Pager Kit is also available with a Carbon Monoxide Alarm and a Magnetic Door Monitor, or a Carbon Monoxide Alarm and a PIR Movement Monitor: