If a person tends to wander away from a location such as a residence or in a retirement home, the carer needs to be advised very quickly that the person has gone beyond the boundary of the residential location.
Physical supervision can be a very time consuming and not particularly cost effective method of monitoring. If not found quickly, the person can be lost for many hours involving the expenditure of significant resources by emergency services looking for the person.
HOW THE ALARM WORKS TO OVERCOME THE PROBLEM.
DCT ASSOCIATES PTY LTD has developed a small alarm that is worn by the person being cared for. This unobtrusive alarm sends out a periodic radio signal which is monitored by an alarm unit.
The range of the alarm is about 40 metres and when the person being monitored moves beyond the range of 40 metres from the alarm panel, the alarm panel activates an audible alarm to indicate to the carer that the person being monitored has moved out of range and needs to be checked on.
An alternative radio transmitter and receiver combination allows for a range up to 150 metres.
The transmitter unit is worn in a small, easy to fit and secure pouch which is then attached to a belt around the waist. This pouch can be tailored to meet the requirements of the wearer. It incorporates such security as hook and eyes to prevent it being removed by the person being monitored.
This unit is powered by high capacity lithium batteries with three being supplied with each unit. These batteries provide a life of approximately 6 months
Multiple user alarms capable of monitoring up to 4 people can be designed. Each users alarm would operate on a separate channel enabling ease of identification when one unit is activated.
Generally two weeks after placement of order.
Installation in the single case is very simple and is achieved by following very simple instructions.
Multiple installations are usually very simple. The only variation is the need to place an antenna on the outside of the building.
The alarm can be purchased outright or can be rented over a 12 month or 24 month period with a residual at the end of the rental period.
Rental provided through Our Rental Company. Terms and Conditions Apply.
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Last updated: 26h October 1999
This page is the Person Locating Alarm page of D.C.T. Associates Pty Ltd, ACN 007 966 145, designers and manufacturers of specialised alarm systems for the hearing and physically disadvantaged.