YALE wireless alarm systems - Mobility Check

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Would the Mobility Check function be suitable to ensure an elderly person is still OK. Has anyone had experience of using it? If they lie quietly sleeping in bed is the very slight breathing movement enough to trigger a movement detection? If not then one would have to set the time period to 12 hours to avoid getting too many false alarms.

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Many systems offer the ability to detect the lack of activity during a specific time period.

Someone in bed that doesn't move around much is unlikely to trigger a detector.
 
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Mobility CHK
Mobility check allows remote monitoring of the sick or infirm, if there is no movement around the house for a preset period of time, an emergency alarm will be activated and reported over the telephone line. This feature operates by having a preset timer that is reset by activation of any door contact or PIR, the timer is also reset by any key being pressed on the control unit and arming and disarming. If the timer is allowed to expire without a reset, an alarm will be given. The monitoring can be disabled or 4, 8 and 12 hour periods can be selected.
• Disable is the factory default.

from http://www.yale.co.uk/Yale/Yale_co_uk/Product Instructions/Yale Kit 4-2010.pdf

Simple motion detection is not the best way, worst case the person could fall and still make enough motion ( arm waving etc ) to make the alarm system believe they are not in trouble.

To monitor a person more effectively requires sensors on things that the person would normally be using. Sensors on internal doors to indicate people are moving from room to room, a flow sensor on water supply as tea making, flushing toilet would be normal and expected.

It seems that the Mobility Check is little more than an "add on" to the Yale system and not a fully thought out mobility check system which would require different time out periods during the day and night.

A pendant alarm fob worn by the person connected to a 24 / 7 manned response room is a better option. Response room staff can then talk to the person via a loud speaking telephone to determine what help is required. Most local councils will provide this type of service.
 
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You can monitor normal activity and get a pendant system if you want peace of mind.

Would they really want you to know their ablutions?

Getting them to wear the pendant initially and then regularly isnt always easy from eldery relatives I have known.

speak to the local council about the pendant system they offer as it is a good service and cheaper than you might think.
 
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You can monitor normal activity and get a pendant system if you want peace of mind.

Would they really want you to know their ablutions?

Getting them to wear the pendant initially and then regularly isnt always easy from eldery relatives I have known.

speak to the local council about the pendant system they offer as it is a good service and cheaper than you might think.

The flow sensor doesn't discriminate what the water is used for or when it is used, only that for X hours no water was used and if X is greater than the set value then the alarm is raised.

Getting them to wear it can be difficult. A lot easier if they or a person they know has had a fall and help couldn't be called. Some pendants will indicate that they are not moving and this can be reported to the response centre who can then remind the person to use it.

Another sensor to consider is a thermostat to alert if temperature is too low for a prolonged period as some vulnerable people will not use the heating and die from hypothermia.
 
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Guess it depends on where the flow sensor is fitted?

I could say visit them regularly to keep an eye on them, they will appreciate the company aswell. (used to give so much grief if we didnt call regular without having informed them first).

Then for me the pendant that lets them know its not being worn is a minimum.
 
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