Fall alarms for older people offer several benefits. Most importantly, having an alarm system in your home means you can always call for help with just the touch of a button. You won't need to worry about what might happen in the event of a fall or other emergency.
We offer a range of reliable, affordable fall alarms. Our standard MyAmie pendant is compact, lightweight, and comfortable to wear. However, we know that traditional telecare pendants like the MyAmie might not be everybody's style. Luckily, for those who want a personal alarm that is totally discreet and stylish, there is also the Minuet - a fall alarm watch from leading manufacturers Tunstall. Let's take a closer look.
The Minuet watch contains the exact same life-saving technology as our standard MyAmie pendant. What makes the Minuet different is its appearance. It's a stylish Swiss-design wristwatch that incorporates a personal alarm button at the bottom of the watch face. This fall alarm watch looks just like a normal wristwatch, giving the wearer peace of mind without drawing attention to the fact that they are wearing an alarm. It comes with a classic white leather strap as standard.
Just like our standard alarm pendant, the Minuet watch connects to the Careline Alarm base unit. Pressing the button on the face of the Minuet will raise an alert with our 24-Hour Care Team. A member of the Care Team will respond via the base unit, which contains a built-in speaker and microphone. They'll ask a few questions about what has happened and determine what kind of help the user needs. They'll arrange help quickly by calling the user's emergency contacts and, if necessary, the emergency services.
Our standard Careline pendant is comfortable, compact, and discreet too. You can choose whether to wear it on a wrist strap like a watch or around your neck on a comfortable cord. The latest version of the pendant is half the size of the previous model, yet the red button is one third larger, making it as easy as possible to call for help. Lots of alarm users tell us that they don't bother taking their pendant off when they leave the house, as other people hardly notice it. However, it is easy to tuck under your clothing or up your sleeve if you do wish to keep it out of sight
Just like the Minuet Watch, the MyAmie is made by Tunstall, the UK's leading manufacturer of telecare alarms. It works hand in hand with the Careline Alarm base unit, which uses your landline connection to call for help in an emergency. If you do not have an active landline, you can still have a Careline Alarm. Take a look at the Careline GPS Alarm for protection at home and on the go, or the GSM alarm for coverage in your home and garden.
Alarm Watch Features
Both the MyAmie pendant and the Minuet fall alarm watch boast several fantastic features.
Both devices are waterproof, making them safe to wear in the bath or shower where falls are more likely to occur. The Minuet and the MyAmie have both been certified waterproof to IP67 standards. (However, we wouldn't advise submerging your pendant in water for more than 30 minutes.)
100 Metre Range
Your new Careline alarm will protect you throughout your whole home and garden; both the MyAmie pendant and the Minuet watch have a range of 100 metres from the alarm base unit. During set-up, we'll help you test your alarm in all the different rooms of your house and outside in the garden to give you maximum peace of mind.
The MyAmie pendant can be worn on the wrist or around the neck, however the user is most comfortable. Meanwhile, the Minuet watch can be customised with different wrist straps, which are widely available.
Whichever device you choose, you won't need to worry about charging or replacing the batteries. The Minuet watch has an impressive battery life of around three years, while the MyAmie pendant can last up to seven years. When the battery runs low on either device, we'll receive an automatic alert and send you a brand-new replacement, free of charge.
Once you press the button to activate your alarm, an LED light on your fall alarm watch or pendant will provide visual reassurance that the alarm has been raised.
Careline Alarms are simple to set-up and easy to use. Just plug the base unit into your telephone socket and main power, then plug your landline telephone into the back of the alarm using the adaptor provided. After that, simply press the red button to start your first test call and our Care Team will handle the rest.
Fall Detector Alarm
In addition to the Minuet Watch and the MyAmie Pendant, we also offer an automatic Fall Detector alarm. This device provides an extra layer of reassurance for the user and their family.
Just like the other alarms we've discussed, the Fall Detector can be worn on the wrist like a watch. However, unlike the Minuet and the MyAmie, it can detect when the user has a fall. It's programmed to the wearer's height and contains a sensor that will automatically raise the alarm when it detects a sudden drop.
The Fall Detector is ideal for anyone who is prone to falls in the home, especially if they may not be able to press the button on a regular pendant alarm. You can also press the face of the Fall Detector to raise the alarm at any time.
How to Order
To order your new Careline alarm, you can either call our friendly sales team on 0800 101 3333 or click here to order online. We send all our alarms via free next-day delivery, so you could have your new alarm system up and running within just 24 hours.
Please note: the Minuet Watch is only available to order over the phone. The Minuet Watch is not a fall detector.