Elderly home security


Old 03-03-04, 03:02 PM
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Elderly home security

I am going to install an alarm system in a home that houses elderly people. Iím looking for two specific items that are required by the owner and state licensing group.
The alarm unit is required to be armed 7X24.
1. I need to find a keypad that could quickly un-arm the front or rear door for a short period of time. (Example would be the local store delivering store supplies at the rear entrance of the home and would need 2-5 minutes to deliver supplies. The other would be a visitor at the front door, which in fact is the most common occurrence and, would need to enter the front door.) This keypad needs to be accessed quickly and be able to disarm either door quickly & easily. At the same time needed to re-arm itself after a predetermined amount of time.
2. The other item is a bed-alarm, to activate when a patient would get up off the bed, especially at night and would activate an alarm that would indicated the patient in bed-one has gotten up and is off the bed.
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Old 03-03-04, 07:29 PM
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The keypad really isn't the issue. What you are mostly describing are programming features. There are a number of systems that have "quick exit" feature that can restart the exit delay without actually disarming the system. There are a few other tricks that can be done using both hardware and software adjustments that will do what you need.

How many other openings beside the entry/exit doors are being protected?

Is the issue of the patient being physically in the bed, or is the concern that they remain in the room?

Their physical presence in the bed can be handled by old style pressure mats. If the room is the concern, the doors and windows are easily enough armed.

Motion sensors might well serve, if carefully aimed and masked.
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