Tynetec Wireless Wrist Worn Fall Alarm

Description

This Tynetec Wireless Wrist Worn Fall Alarm has been designed to automatically detect when a person falls. 

This device is ideal for the elderly or those with dementia so that family members, or carers, can rest assured that their loved one can be helped, should they fall and require emergency assistance.

Worn on the wrist, the fall detector automatically detects a change in acceleration that is related to trips and stumbles, it then monitors for the subsequent impact associated with a fall.

If a fall is automatically detected, the unit can be set to vibrate to alert the user that an alarm call is about to be transmitted (vibrate alert on/off is an optional setting).

If the user standsup within 10 seconds of a fall being detected the alarm call can be cancelled automatically (auto-cancel is an optional setting).

If the silver button is pressed within 10 seconds of a fall being detected a fall alarm will be transmitted immediately, bringing more accuracy to the wrist fall alarms we provide

Due to the complex nature of falls it may not be possible for the fall detector to automatically detect all falls. Users should be advised that if they are able, to press the silver button on the fall detector if they need help.

The wrist fall alarm detector is normally worn like a watch. To minimise false alarms it should be worn on the least dominant side; i.e. a right handed person should wear it on their left wrist and vice-versa.   It can also be worn on the waist band of a skirt or trousers by fitting the belt clip option supplied.  

If a fall is detected, an emergency alarm call will be made via a Tynetec Reach Alarm Unit to a list of carers mobiles or to a professional monitoring centre to alert them of the danger.

Please note this product is designed to be used with the Tynetec Reach Alarm Unit, Reach Plus Alarm Unit and Reach Plus GSM Alarm Unit which are sold separately. No monthly service charge is required once you have purchased your equipment.

We recommend professional installation of this product. Please take advantage of our fixed-price installation service by ticking the box for installation in your shopping basket.

 

When this product arrives...

The fall alarm will arrive in 'sleep mode'. 

To wake up the falls detector - please press and hold the silver button until the red light flashes before you pair it with the Reach.

Once it's awake – you pair it with the Reach unit by pressing and holding the silver button again while the Reach unit is in program mode.

 

Features:

  • Solid state 3 axes accelerometer
  • Digital pressure sensor
  • 5 impact sensitivity settings 
  • Vibration alert and tricolour LED indicator light
  • 4 auto cancel options
  • Alarm call button
  • Long life Lithium battery with low battery warning
  • 24 month warranty
Technical Information
  • Solid state 3 axes accelerometer
  • Digital pressure sensor
  • 5 impact sensitivity settings 
  • Vibration alert and tri‐colour LED indicator light
  • 4 auto‐cancel options
  • Alarm call button
  • Long life Lithium battery with low battery warning
  • Dimensions: 57mm x 34mm x 16mm (HxWxD)
  • Weight: 23 grams 
  • Compatible with: Reach Alarm Unit, Reach Plus Alarm Unit and Reach Plus GSM Alarm Unit
Delivery & Installation

Delivery

Standard UK delivery is £4.50 inc. VAT (£3.75 ex. VAT). We work very hard to deliver your order promptly and will aim to deliver all items within 3 working days, if you are within the UK.

Delays do sometimes occur due to unforeseen circumstances, so if for some reason your parcel hasn't arrived within 7 working days, please contact us via email on [email protected].

 

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Installation

If you need help installing this product, please contact us via email on [email protected].

FAQs

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A: If you have a question, please click here to get in touch. We'll be happy to answer any queries you may have. 

Q. Can I change the batteries myself?

A. Yes. Batteries can be changed by the user or the manufacturer.

Q. Does this product require specialist installation?

A. No. However we do recommend the use of our professional installation service. Please take advantage of our fixed-price installation service by ticking the box for installation in your shopping basket.

A brand new Tynetec App is now available called 'Tynetec on Demand' for iPhone and Android users. This app provides instant support 24/7 with some great video training material to make sure you can get the most out of your product and all of its features. Download it now on the Apple Store or Google Play. 

£129.56 Inc. VAT £107.97 Ex. VAT

This product is eligible for 0% VAT

Product code: TTZXT411-1

Availability: In stock

Warranty: 12 months

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Reviews

Chunky

It's quite chunky but I guess it has a lot inside it. Actually quite comfortable to wear, and if it's going to save my life...

Review by Kate (Manchester)

Alerts my daughter if I were to fall

My wrist worn fall detector can automatically detect if I fall and immediately tells the alarm unit to call for help. It also has a built in call button that I can press at any time should I need help.

Review by Judy, 75

The expert's opinion

By Clive Noak

Director, Protelhealth Limited

Expert rating 4

The Tynetec Wrist-Worn Fall Alarm must be used with a Tynetec Reach Alarm (sold separately).

The below expert review is for the Tynetec Reach Plus Alarm.

This is a very well thought-out and designed product that will appeal to all customers in need of generating an alert/alarm to be received by someone else, e.g. family member, friend, carer or monitoring centre (or a mixture of all these persons).

 

What’s in the box

  • Reach Plus Alarm Unit
  • Mains cable (Power Lead)
  • Telephone connection cable (Telecom lead)
  • Stand + Screw
  • Connector Cover
  • Touch Pendant
  • Touch Pendant Wearing Kit
  • User and Installation Guide
     

What we liked about the device

  • Unlike many such devices, it would sit comfortably in a home without drawing attention to itself or targeting its user as being someone vulnerable, e.g. the acceptability of the fashionable pendant design.
  • The inclusion of the pendant within the kit and its associated “wearing kit”.
  • The comprehensive and easy-to-use “User & Installation Guide”.
  • The very positive feedback from the installers as to how easy the product is to install, its robustness and acceptance by end users.
     

Things to watch out for

  • Need to be careful that wires are not trapped by the securing screw when attaching the Connector Cover or Stand.
  • There are no trouble-shooting instructions within the “User & Installation Guide”.
  • The importance of effective Broadband Filters, if broadband is available within the home.
     

Design/ease of use

All aspects of the product are well presented in effective, sturdy packaging, with everything except the screw for attaching the Stand being easy to find (this is hidden in plain sight, being safely secured within the plastic moulding of the packaging).

The “User & Installation Guide” is really well designed with the DIY person in mind, as it is colour coded with the parts of the product, e.g. the mains cable connection has a blue dot on it that lines up with the blue colour on the alarm/receiving unit, which is described in the “User & Installation Guide” in the same colour.

Although it would be best to have this unit installed by a professional installer, especially if it is to be linked to a monitoring centre, without any prior experience I did have it set up and generating alerts to my mobile phone within 15 minutes. Therefore, the device is easy to install and intuitive; especially as once connected to the mains it tells you what you are doing wrong.

John has installed many of these devices himself and trained many others to do this and has always been impressed by the quality of the materials and their durability.
 

Functions available

The range of functions available of the Reach Plus Unit, as outlined in the product description, which are in addition to those of the more basic Reach Unit, i.e:

  • Horizontal, vertical and wall-mounted installation options    
  • Stand with cable management                    
  • Intruder alarm capability
  • Away mode
  • Large, illuminated call button                       
  • Memory for up to 32 sensors
  • Illuminated function buttons                         
  • Speakerphone mode
  • Front panel LED light showing the unit's status                   
  • 5 volume levels
  • Low battery reporting         
  • Voice reassurance messages – these can be recorded by family members or carers
  • 12 or 24 hour monitoring mode    

These functions make this a very impressive offering and one that is very scalable according to the needs of the individual, e.g. ability to accommodate up to 32 sensors.

During my attempts at installation, I was encouraged by the fact that I triggered a number of the built in alerts, such as the telephone line failure alert and the mains supply failure alert, which confirmed to me that they both work and are really annoying until you do something about them!

From the installers perspective, John had nothing but praise regarding the functional ability of the product, its reliability and general ease of use. The only criticism he had received from users was that the lights on the front of the device, that alert if there is a problem or highlight the red communication button, can at times be too bright at night and are not dimmable, although they can be programmed to be switched off.


Value for money

At its current price of £187.97 (excluding VAT) and a 24 month warranty, this product represents tremendous value for money (£0.26 per day over 24 months), especially as it is expected to last much longer than two years.

Installation would be an extra cost, but one highly recommended if a monitoring centre and or additional sensors are to be incorporated.

Year Published: 2015

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