The Alarm.com Bed Sensor is perfect for making sure that your elderly or mobility challenged loved one got out of bed. The occupancy wellness sensor detects the weight of your loved one while they are in bed. It is super discreet and great for use with the Alarm.com Wellness Platform.
It can be very stressful to not know whether or not your loved one was able to get out of bed in the morning. But now there is a sensor that will let you know. This sensor detects the weight of a person while they are in bed. It only needs 50 pounds to activate, so it will work with adults of all sizes. When the sensor detects weight, the zone will be in an "occupied" state. When the bed is empty, it will be in a "vacant state". If you see that your loved one is in bed at an unusual time, you might go check on them.
Please note that this is the 2GIG 345 MHz version of the sensor. It will work with any 2GIG System and the IQ Panel 2 Plus with 345 MHz Daughtercard. You can also use it with the Resideo Lyric Alarm System, though it was really designed for use with the Alarm.com platform. You can set up text and/or email alerts from Alarm.com regarding any sensor activity. Alarm.com will also allow you to set these alerts to only occur at specific hours based on the lifestyle of your loved one.
One excellent way to use the sensor is for monitoring nighttime activity. Say your loved one gets up in the middle of the night. They might suffer a fall and be unable to make it back to bed. You can have a notification set up to alert you if the sensor remains "vacant" for more than an hour between the hours of when your loved one is usually in bed. This way, you will know if something happens. The Alarm.com Wellness Platform allows for further functionality, such as checking exactly how long your loved one has remained in bed and how many times they have gotten up.
The sensor pad measures 30"L x 11"W x 0.3"D, while its transmitter measures 3.5"L x 2.5"W x 0.8"D. The transmitter is attached with an 18-inch cord that uses an RJ9 connector. The sensor can be placed under the sheets, or you can put it between the mattress and box spring. You should have the dark blue side facing up, and the pad should not be bent or folded over. Try to position it under the user's hips or lower back if possible. The pad is water-resistant, but it cannot be fully submerged in liquid. The sensor uses two (2) AA batteries, with an average battery life of two (2) years. Its wireless range is about 100 feet from the panel.
When programming the 2GIG 345 MHz version of the bed sensor, there are several things to keep in mind. The Sensor Type should be set as No Response. Equipment Type is Contact. Equipment Code is 0655. The Sensor Loop Number is 2. All other programming options can be adjusted as desired.
- Sensor Type: Bed Sensor
- Wireless Frequency: 345 MHz
- Range: 100 feet from the Panel
- Sensing Interface: Filtered, Normally Open (when not occupied), Momentary Contact Switch
- Activation Weight: 50+ lbs
- Pad Dimensions: 30"L x 11"W x 0.3"D
- Transmitter Dimensions: 3.5"L x 2.5"W x 0.8"D
- Water-Resistant: Yes
- Batteries: Two (2) AA Batteries
- Battery Life: Approximately Two (2) Years