S4s provide products in the Alarm & Panic Services sector also. In any situation when you cannot reach the telephone, you simply press the alarm button to summon help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In Ireland, a pendant alarm system is also referred to as a socially monitored alarm. In either case the system consists of the two parts mentioned above, that is (a) the emergency alarm button which is often worn as a pendant or wristband, and (b) the base unit usually located in the hallway of your home.
Socially monitored alarms are recognized as a welcome alternative to institutionalization, allowing the elderly, infirm or convalescent to retain their independence and freedom in their own homes, secure in the knowledge that their link to the outside world is always with them.
Grants are available for the provision of socially monitored alarms in the Republic of Ireland for individuals over the age of 65 through the Senior’s Alert Scheme.