What is a Personal Emergency Response System/Medical Alarm (PERS)?
Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), also known as Medical Emergency Response Systems, let you call for help in an emergency by pushing a button. PERS have three components: a small radio transmitter, a console connected to your telephone/cellular device, and an emergency response center that monitors calls.
Transmitters are light-weight, battery-powered devices. You can wear one around your neck as a necklace, on a wrist band/wristwatch, on a belt, or in your pocket. When you need help, you press the transmitter’s help button, which sends a signal to the console. The console automatically dials one or more emergency telephone numbers. Most PERS are programmed to telephone an emergency response center. The center will try to find out the nature of your emergency.
Who Needs an Emergency Response System?
There are many different circumstances contributing to the need for a medical alert system. Subscribers include those at risk of losing their independence or their opportunity to make choices, or those who are alone for any part of the day or night. While most emergency response subscriptions are related to elderly care, some use medical emergency monitoring systems in schools, protection of our children, GPS system for parents with children, or recovering from surgery. Personal Emergency Response Systems are also configurable to operate as a silent alarm for domestic violence victims.
Suggested Uses for Emergency Response Systems:
- 55+ Years of Age
- Death of a Spouse
- Falling Tendencies
- Speaking A Language
- Physically Disabled
- Poor Motor or Dexterity Skills
- Mentally Disabled
- Recuperation after Surgery
- Rehabilitation after Injury
- Domestic Violence Victim
- Living Alone