Personal alarms and security systems are devices that call for help if you, or someone you know, falls or has a problem at home.
They range from basic alarms to intercom systems that allow family members to see who's knocking at your door.
For example, they can be triggered if:
These are small devices you set off to get help. They don't go off by themselves like the more expensive systems.
They can usually:
They can be:
These alarms are cheap, but you have to rely on someone being close by to help.
A keysafe is a small box you lock that holds a key. This means carers, your family or emergency services can get into your home if you can't get to the door.
A key safe is fixed to an outdoor wall. You use a code - that you can choose - to open it.
Home security helps you to stay safe at home. There's a wide range of devices that alert your family or carers if there's a problem.
You can change a system to include what you need. There are sensors to show:
The Which? Later Life Care website has further advice on: