New equipment for Redditch residents needing support in their home is now available without the need for a telephone line.
NEW Lifeline have invested in brand new GSM equipment which means that they can support people in their homes without the need for a telephone point which has in the past been an issue for many people wanting to use the service.
The new equipment is adaptable to service user’s needs as the base unit can be moved around the home – all it needs is a power supply.
The equipment uses the same technology as mobile phones but does not need the user to take out a contract or use a specific network.
This also means that alarm calls are more resilient as it operates across various networks.
Add-ons can also be purchased by the user for this system including smoke alarm and fall detectors.
Coun Bill Hartnett, Leader of the Council, said: “Give yourself or your loved ones peace of mind and the opportunity to be as independent as they can. The NEW Lifeline service provides 24/7 monitoring but is non-intrusive so it’s only there when you need it or in case of an emergency. The new GSM system means that we can provide this service to even more residents.
“NEW Lifeline don’t just offer services to elderly or vulnerable people, they also have equipment suitable for lone workers or businesses.”
Maintenance for the GSM units is remotely monitored by the NEW Lifeline team and is included in the charge for the service.
For more information visit http://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/lifeline or contact the team on 01527 534060.