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In this section you will find information on devices which alert the user or others to events in and around the home.

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Alerting Devices

Alerting devices are useful for people with visual or hearing impairments, seniors and those with illnesses that require prompt medical attention.

There are two types of alerting devices:

  • Devices that the user can trigger in an emergency to let others know they are in need of assistance.
  • Devices that alert the user to events around the home. The alert can be an amplified sound, vibrations, or visual signals (such as flashing lights), these devices alert the user to everyday events such as: the doorbell ringing, a gas leak or fire, a baby crying, a telephone call or a wandering relative.
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Alerting devices can help a person feel more safe and confident within their own home.