The Alarm.com Emergency Call Button offers a fast and easy way for your elderly or mobility challenged loved one to call for help in case of a slip and fall. The sensor is usually placed or hard-mounted by a high-risk area, like the stairs or bathtub. This model has a 319.5 MHz Transmitter.
Having a hard-mounted dedicated emergency medical button can be a good compromise to having a wearable medical alert button. Some users may feel apprehensive about having a button on their person at all times, and this can become a nice alternative. If the user is really only at-risk for falling in certain areas, then this can work quite well. The big red button will remain in a fixed area, and it will be there just in case. To activate, simply press and hold the button for one full second. Upon activation, an audible message will confirm.
When choosing a Sensor Group for this device, you will want to select either Group 4 - 24 Hour Auxiliary Panic (Emergency) or Group 40 - Trouble Beeps Only (Non-Emergency). If you use Group 4, then this will trigger an auxiliary medical alarm on your system. Assuming you have central station monitoring service, the operator will know to request emergency help immediately. But using Group 40 can still be useful, as you can get alerts from Alarm.com regarding any sensor activity. Another option if you don't want an emergency response is to just turn off alarm reporting for the zone.
Mounting hardware for the call button comes included, but it is optional. The entire button measures in at 4.75 inches in diameter and 2.25 inches deep. The sensor has an ABS plastic construction and slip-resistant feet at the bottom. For power, the sensor relies on three (3) AAA batteries. Expected battery life is two (2) years. The sensor should be used within 100 feet of the alarm system to ensure successful signal transmission.
- Sensor Type: Emergency Call Button
- Wireless Frequency: 319.5 MHz
- Wireless Range: 100 Feet
- Sensing Interface: Filtered, Normally Open (when not pressed), Momentary Contact Switch
- Dimensions: 4.75" Diameter x 2.25" Deep
- Construction: ABS Plastic Base w/ Slip-Resistant Feet
- Hard-Mounting: Optional
- Batteries: Three (3) AAA Batteries
- Battery Life: Expected Two (2) Years