Medical Pressure Sensors
A medical pressure sensor is a type of wellness sensor that responds to a person's body weight. You place a medical pressure sensor on a chair or on a bed underneath the covers. When your loved one sits down or gets into bed, the medical pressure sensor will detect their body weight and let your alarm system know that the chair or bed is currently occupied. You can have a notification sent to you if any unusual activity occurs or if activity occurs at an usual time. This is a great way to monitor an elderly or mobility challenged loved one, while still respecting their dignity and privacy. Many individual have a tough time reaching an appropriate balance in that regard, but an appropriate compromise can be reached using medical pressure sensors from Alarm Grid.
Medical pressure sensors are great for pairing with an interactive wellness monitoring platform, such as the Alarm.com Wellness Platform. You may need to have your alarm monitoring company enable this feature on your account. Once such a feature is enabled, you will be able to receive advanced analytics regarding your loved one's activity. This is important for receiving alerts regarding any strange or unusual activity. The platform can actually determine usual behavior patterns and actually alert you when something out of the ordinary occurs.
Any alerts your set up from a wellness platform are extremely customizable. You can set up alerts to occur only at specific times during the day. This will help prevent you from being bothered by routine activity. For instance, you might only want alerts to occur in the middle of the night, when your loved one might otherwise have difficulty requesting help. You can also set up alerts for specific types of activity. One example might be receiving alerts for a bed pressure sensor not detecting any activity for more than an hour in the middle of the night. That could indicate that your loved one got out of bed, but was then unable to make it back due to fall.
Remember that medical pressure sensors communicate at specific wireless frequencies. You need to select a medical pressure sensor that transmits signals at the wireless frequency used with your security system. Examples of common wireless frequencies for security systems include 319.5 MHz, 345 MHz, and 433 MHz. We offer medical pressures at each of those three wireless frequencies. It is recommended that you test your medical pressure sensors after installation and enrollment to ensure that they are working properly. You can then use your interactive service platform, such as Alarm.com, to create any specific notifications that you want to have sent out regarding certain sensor activity. You will have peace of mind in knowing that your loved one is monitored, and your loved one will appreciate being able to live independently.