WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

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Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Post by Whyperion » 04 Dec 2019, 14:14

Dont know if personal alarm systems have made it to app level on phones (useless really for me - I refuse to get any apps from google or apple and there are no other (?) vendor platforms - that would be something if govt provided I would use) - although depends on phone undamaged working and battery not drained and phone not off (some might work in off mode). Two systems- mum uses Mascot which so far as I know only covers her local authority - they also ring round on a Birthday- which is a nice touch- and sometimes will call to check the system is working and ask for a test. The system depends on a working land phone line and working electricty to power the base station. they change the call button from time to time as the battery would be expected to wear out. The housing association run a similar system too and this covers more of the country as the housing association covers other towns and boroughs, dont know if that only applies to their residences. Other botoughs- not checked Pendle do have similar systems, Always useful having your neighbours phone numbers too.

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Post by Tizer » 04 Dec 2019, 16:48

If the intention is to have something in your home that will attract attention locally rather than a remote service or remote person then this is a potential answer. Contact your favourite electrician and talk to him about your needs. Get him to set you up a system based on a burglar alarm with siren and flashing light on the outside of the house, but giving most attention to the personal alarm aspect. There is usually a button you can press to set it all off and attract attention of neighbours - and you will, of course, have informed them that you've set it up as a personal alarm. I guess that there will be alarms that can be triggered anywhere in the house from something you could carry with you.

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Post by Stanley » 05 Dec 2019, 03:46

That's the sort of thing I am thinking of Tiz. I am always aware of the sad case of 'Paraffin' Jack, the former loomsweeper at Bancroft. He lived on his own, collapsed and died and wasn't found for a long time. When the police broke in his numerous cats headed for freedom and they found they had stayed alive by eating him.... Not widely reported at the time because it was so horrific, I can understand why.
It doesn't rule my life but like so many other things it is worth thinking about. My present defence is to talk to all my kids and their children every morning to let them know I am alive and well and not dead behind the door. They tell me they love them and would soon raise the alarm if I went off air. I suspect that absence off OG would trigger the same response here so in a way I am continuously addressing the matter.
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Post by Cathy » 05 Dec 2019, 05:06

When our Grandma (Back Colne Rd) died, it was a neighbour who noticed she hadn’t opened her curtains or been out and about for a couple of days.
I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK... they know me here. :)

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Post by Stanley » 05 Dec 2019, 05:14

A very common story Cathy. I hope she didn't suffer by lying there neglected.
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Post by Cathy » 05 Dec 2019, 08:18

From what I understand she was reading in bed , fell asleep, and that was it. A bit like our other Grandma ( who finished her days here in Australia) , she was in bed and asked our Mother for a glass of water and when she returned with it, Grandma had died. Easy peasy :smile:
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Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Post by Stanley » 06 Dec 2019, 04:45

That's the way to go Cathy. I think we all hope for something like that.
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