Safety at home – recognition of emergency situations and automatic calls to the help network
The Safe@home system with its innovative fall detection ensures greater safety and freedom of movement within people’s own four walls, by sending help on its way as rapidly and reliably as possible in emergency situations. It guarantees emotional security without limiting any freedom and preserves each user’s privacy.
Sensor boxes, installed in the ceiling in a similar way to smoke alarms, recognise whether a person has fallen down or is in a helpless state. There is no need for the user to wear any sensors or worry about the system. The sensor boxes can be mounted in all rooms and ensure safety throughout the home.
If a sensor box recognises an emergency situation it informs the alarm unit (the CareBox) in the home. This immediately summons helpers – by landline, mobile phone and the internet.
Recognising emergency situations
Operating reliably, 24 hours a day, the Safe@home sensor boxes recognise emergency situations that can arise due to illness or accidents. These include:
- Falls with limited subsequent movement
- Lack of movement over a longer period
Should any other emergency situations arise, the user can trigger an alarm through vocal expressions (such as “I need help”).
- Recognises falls and helplessness
This system works with high-performance sensors that track the position and location of a person along with their movements within a room. On the basis of these measurements, Safe@home identifies any possible falls and detects inactivity if it no-longer perceives any movement over a certain time. It is also ready to respond to vocal expressions such as a call for help. If a person falls over and does not move any more, Safe@home assesses this as an emergency situation and calls for help.
- Makes reliable checks for false alarms
Sometimes a situation looks like an emergency, but is not one. To distinguish between a genuine emergency and a false alarm, and to avoid any unnecessary expense, the system first checks what the actual situation is. To do this it first telephones the resident. If they can pick up the phone the system asks them how they feel. If the resident answers with “I feel fine”, it does not call a helper. If there is no answer, however, Safe@home automatically calls for help.
- Safeguards users’ privacy
Whoever puts their trust in the Safe@home system need not worry about their privacy. Any recorded data is processed in the sensor boxes and transferred in encrypted form to the alarm system in the house or flat. That way they remain in the building and are not accessible to any third parties. The only purpose of the data is to call for help in case of an emergency.
- Works discretely and without any assistance
Safe@home works independently – the residents do not need to worry about anything. It is not necessary to change any rechargeable batteries, wear a strap or activate the system.