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Personal Alarms for People with Disabilities

Whatever the condition you are not a ‘disabled person’ but someone who wants to live your best life in spite of your disabilities.

Personal alarms for disabled people Acticheck

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The Acticheck personal alarm system is there to provide 24/7 protection for you and your loved ones, giving you the peace of mind that in the event of an accident, help is only the press of a button away.

At Acticheck, we have created an award-winning personal alarm wristband that is designed with users in mind to give you more confidence to be who you want to.

This article will outline the common problems with personal alarms for disabled people and why personal alarm devices are important.

What Personal Alarm Devices are Available, and Why are they Important?

As the NHS explains, ‘personal alarms are devices that call for help if you, or someone you know, falls or has a problem at home’.

In many cases, personal alarms are a vital lifeline and an asset to personal safety.

There is a wide range of alarm devices available, with ranging sophistication, from a simple pull-chord installed in the home, often in the bathroom, to an Assure wristband. Pendant alarms are also available, though outdated.

Which Software or Apps can Help People with Disabilities?

There are many apps that offer to do amazing things, but ORCHA, an organization that reviews the efficacy of digital health apps, find that 85% fall below quality thresholds.

You should make sure any apps you use come with good provenance. The NHS will recommend apps for particular conditions and disabilities, so it is worth conducting a general search on their pages.

NHS England have a list of recommended apps to promote mental wellbeing.

What are the Common Problems Experienced with Personal Alarms?


One common issue with alarms for disabled people is that they may not be waterproof. This is often the case with the traditional pendant alarms.

This issues is particularly problematic as the bathroom is a high-risk zone for falls – the wet, slippery floors make accidents more likely. However, if the alarm is not waterproof, this leaves the bathroom as a blank spot for protection.

On the other hand, the Assure is waterproof for showers and baths, meaning your loved one can be protected across all their daily activities, including washing and bathing.

Battery life

Another common issue is the battery life on personal alarm systems. If the personal alarm needs to be recharged regularly, it creates more interruptions to the protection, increasing the danger associated with a potential fall.

Here is where the Acticheck Assure steps in. The battery life on the Assure lasts for a whole year, so there is no need to take the personal wristband off to recharge it.

This helps to guarantee uninterrupted protection.


How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Acticheck at 0345 25 75 080.

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In this article, we have looked at the importance of personal alarms for increasing safety for disabled people; discussed the range of options available, and highlighted common issues with personal safety alarms to consider when deciding which option is best for you.

We have put together a quick way of you finding the right personal alarm for your needs which you might find helpful.

We are here to ensure that all seniors retain their independence for as long as possible and can answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

Contact us at any time for advice or support with your fall detection system at 0345 25 75 080.

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