New personal alarm allows freedom of movement in ‘industry first’


Taking Care, a supplier of personal alarms, has developed a new solution that works inside and outside the home, giving peace of mind to service users.  

The company said Taking Care Anywhere is the first personal alarm package to combine two digital devices – a GPS location aware pendant and a digital in-home alarm system.

Developed in partnership with Chip International, both devices work together to allow wearers to have the freedom to leave their home whilst wearing the GPS location aware pendant, which includes a built-in fall detector.

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When the service user returns home, the same pendant will then automatically connect to a digital base unit.

“Traditionally, when choosing a personal alarm option, customers have been limited to choosing between an alarm that works within the home and garden or a GPS enabled alarm that works well out and about, but may not provide the most reliable service inside the home,” the company said.

“These limitations often lead to personal alarm users feeling like they are restricted to staying at home in order to stay safe or having to purchase an additional device and then remembering to swap alarms in order to venture out of the house.

“That’s why we teamed up Chiptech International to develop a personal alarm package that gives you total freedom to do what you love, with the peace of mind that help is on hand wherever you are.”

Steve Gates, managing director of Taking Care, commented: “We recognise that many people who could benefit from a personal alarm still want to be active and independent outside of the home. We have worked closely with Chiptech to create an alarm solution that gives people freedom to do what they love with the reassurance that they can still get help if they need it.”

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