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Fall Detectors and customers unable to push button

Q: Some competitive PERS products offer fall detectors, or other approaches that allow for emergency communications, even if the subscriber can’t press their button.

Can Linear PERS products do this?

A: Yes, Linear products have three different modes that allow for emergency reporting and/or communications that don’t require a button press from the subscriber.

  1. Activity Monitoring is emphasized by some Linear Dealers, who increase peace-of-mind for subscribers and their families in the event that the client can’t press their PERS button. Some include it in their service package, and some provide Activity Monitoring for a monthly upcharge.

Note- the standard Activity Monitor feature of our PERS products, able to be integrated with motion detectors, door/window devices is seen as preferable to fall detectors for some applications because of the accuracy concerns (common published specs are in the 95% accuracy range).

    1. The Linear PERS-3600 offers additional capabilities in this area with its real-time clock, providing message reminders that can be used to determine if a subscriber is up and about. The product offers a variable "grace period" of 15-30 minutes, with the option to report to the CS if the subscriber is unable to check in.
    2. The PERS-3600 Console also allows for family or caregivers to call the PERS console and have a 2-way voice speakerphone call - even if the subscriber can’t reach a phone or their transmitter button.
    3. (See section 22 of the PERS-3600 Installation & Operation manual)


www.nortekcontrol.com/pdf/manuals/PERS-3600.pdfLinear continues to look at technologies in this area, because we understand that getting help quickly to a subscriber who has had a fall event can make a big difference in their outlook to remain independent.

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