Personal Emergency Response System

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

The PERS connects to your home telephone line and automatically places a call for help whenever you need assistance, any time of the day or night. Family, neighbors, and medical personnel whom you pre-designate are notified immediately, so they can respond.

This system has proven dependable enough to meet some very tough standards. It is listed by Underwriters Laboratories as a home healthcare signaling device.

Round-the-Clock Assistance

The heart of the system is the console itself, which is designed for tabletop use and is ideal for bedside placement. It features a centrally located EMERGENCY button for manual activation. Two other controls are provided as well: a CLEAR button, which cancels alarms or resets the system following an alarm, and a HOME button, which resets or turns off the activity reporting timer.

The console can be equipped for two-way voice communications. In an emergency situation the console contacts the Emergency Monitoring Center (EMC). With two-way voice capability, the console will also work as a speaker phone, allowing you and the EMC operator to talk directly with each other until help arrives.

The means to activate the system couldn't be simpler or more reliable. You keep a wireless transmitter with you at all times. In the event of an at-home emergency - any emergency - you press the alarm button, which functions like a TV remote control, to signal the console to automatically call the EMC staffed by trained professionals 24 hours a day. When these operators receive your call they notify the key people whom you pre-selected to respond in specific situations: family members, neighbors, friends, or appropriate rescue personnel.

Take It With You As You Move Around Your Home

The system includes a very versatile personal emergency transmitter that you should keep with you all the time. A number of accessories make it easy to adapt to different circumstances. These include a wristband, a pocket/belt clip, and a pendant string. The transmitter is completely waterproof so you can even wear it in the shower. And it will tell you when a transmission has been sent to the console through visual confirmation (a red indicator light) and audible confirmation (a beep.) A long transmission range ensures that you can depend on its signal reaching the console. The transmitter is also continuously monitored by the console, alerting you when its long life batteries get low. For more information on having a PERS installed or pricing, please contact any one of our three local offices.