How to Choose the Best Panic Button for Elderly Folks

Posted by   Steve Thibeault
05/19/2018
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Panic Alarm for the Elderly

Being alone when you are older can make you feel vulnerable. You become targets for theft and also, small accidents around the home. But you don't need to be afraid, and you don't need to give up our independence.

You can calm your concerns and fears, and those of your loved ones by getting your own personal panic button for elderly folks. There are many different types and models available that can suit everyone's needs.

These personal alarms are compact, light and very effective for in the home out. They can alert someone that you need assistance and frighten off an attacker. Here we will look at the different types of panic buttons available.

Panic Buttons

A panic button or alarm is an electronic device, used to alert people when an individual is in need of assistance. Some of these alarms are connected to a monitoring center that will then alert emergency personnel to further assist.

There may be a high pitched or very loud alarm that goes off, meant to scare off an attacker or would-be thief. There is also a kind that has no sound but sends a signal directly to the police or ambulance services.

Most are very compact and can be worn or carried on the person or in a handbag or pocket. There are some for security alerts on premises, like an apartment or community living center, and some are for medical emergencies. You can program them for your own personal needs.

A Panic Button for Elderly Folks

Technology has come along way to enhancing our lives and panic buttons, thankfully, benefit here, as well. They are perfect for in the home and to wear and most don't look like alarms if they are visible at all.

In-Home

There are many types of panic buttons available for in the home use, along with other types of security features. Some are great for home and portable to take with you.

Motion Activated

There are several types of alarm and alerting systems for use in the home. These are motion activated and will let you know if someone is entering. They may emit a loud noise to frighten them off and alert the neighbors, or others in the house.

One type simply hangs over your door handle, for the outside door, your bedroom door or any other door you feel may be vulnerable. These are small and portable and can be carried on the person, in your hand, or pocket and is activated by pulling the small chain.

Window alarms are a great and inexpensive personal alarm system. Placed in the window, they are controlled by an activation key, to reset the alarm each time it goes off.

Alarm and Light

There are also personal alarm units available that emit a loud noise and set off a flashing light. These are great for personal use and for your in the home.

Attach it to the door or window, to alert you when there is unwanted activity. The alarm sends out a loud noise to scare the intruder and get your attention, but the flashing light will double down on the scare factor and send the thief running.

You can also attach it to your suitcase, laptop, or other items you have that you may not be able to watch all the time. The alarm with the light will keep that item where it belongs.

Dog Alarm

There is a very clever device you can easily install that will sound like an enormous dog barking, ready to attack. Also with motion sensors, the barking increases as the burglar get closer.

It is perfect for those who may have mobility issues and live in unsafe areas. The barking alarm can be set and reset by remote.

Portable Panic Buttons

There are many small, portable types of alarms and panic buttons for elderly people that are very effective and can give you peace of mind.

Many are versatile enough to wear on a chain around your neck, carry in your purse or pocket or carry in your hand.

One that is very useful is a flashlight with an alarm. The flashlight is small and compact to take with you or leave beside your bed, within easy reach. The alarm is controlled with a removable pin, so you will not accidentally set it off while using the flashlight.

It has a small wrist strap for added security to keep it handy and not drop it.

Other Devices

Some other great ideas for seniors protection are also compact and easy to use. They are also inexpensive ways to keep safe. You can find these items on this website.

  • Tasers. These can come in many sizes and strengths. There are large tasers and small keychain types.
  • Whistles. A whistle kept close can alert someone in a hurry when you need assistance.
  • Mace. Mace is a small and very effective tool to have on you. It is compact and easy to take with you.
  • Hidden camera. These are a good idea to have in place for when you are away. They record everything that happens, often called the Nanny Cam.

Buyer's Guide

A few things to keep in mind when looking for a panic button for elderly people. You want to make sure you find something that will be convenient for you to use. Look for easy access buttons you are able to push and reset easily if you have arthritis or stiff hands and fingers.

You need to be able to access the device to activate it and reset it if it goes off. If you have trouble hearing, make sure you find a device loud enough so you can hear it from the other room.

We are here and happy to help you find the perfect panic button for elderly folks that will give you peace of mind and keep you safe. Contact us with any questions or concerns about any of our products.

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