The property exit sensor is designed to monitor the safety of people with cognitive impairments who may be prone to leaving their homes for extended periods at inappropriate times of the day or night, putting themselves at risk.
The property exit sensor can be used with Lifeline Vi, Vi+ and Telecare Overlay in order to provide flexible solutions for independent care homes, sheltered accommodation or individual dwellings.
The system has many benefits, primarily that of helping people with dementia to live safely independent in the community. It allows appropriate action to be taken as quickly as possible to ensure the user is returned to a safe environment, and can also help to alleviate the emotional and physical stress of caring for someone who may leave their home and be unable to return unassisted.
The property exit sensor is located above the door and comprises a PIR (Passive Infra Red) movement detector, door contacts and a Telecare Interface Module which together detect if someone has walked out of the door and not returned. The alarm can be set to activate for certain periods of the day, and will raise an alarm to either the carer or the monitoring centre.
A call will also be raised if the monitored door has been left open for a specified period to ensure building security and client safety.
The property exit sensor can also be used in conjunction with optional lighting controllers in order to turn on an outside light to help reduce the risk of falling.
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