Custom Made Nurse Call Aids
Wireless Infrared Movement Sensor
This sensor is designed to alert staff to movement within a room fitted with an infra red nurse call point. It can be positioned on the floor or on bedside furniture. This unit is discrete, cost effective, user friendly, requires no cables, is robust and works with Quantec, Intercall, Caresafe and many others. If you do not have infra red points they can usually be fitted quite easily by myself or your usual supplier. It can be used in place of a pressure mat and will easily cover both sides of the bed or the whole room.
- Replaces pressure mats
- Safer – no cables to trip over or pull out
- Some residents know what a pressure mat is for and try to step over it sometimes falling in the process
- One unit covers both sides of the bed – cost effective
- Less likely to get damaged or worn out
- Simple to set up & use
- Keeps your residents safe
The movement sensor came about when a handyman at a care home complained about the short life span of pressure mats and how easily damaged they are. Also, more worrying was that some residents know that if they stand on them a nurse arrives so try to step over them, sometimes falling in the process.
My background is not only in nurse call but intruder alarms as well so I built a small discrete sensor that covered both sides of the bed. The first ones were wired to a nurse call point and worked well but one of the drawbacks of the pressure mat also applied to the sensor, it could be unplugged! So I started work on a battery operated wireless sensor that sends an infra red signal to a compatible call point, and over a period of six months it was tested in a local care home and refined with feedback from the handyman and nurses. That care home is part of a national group and I have now sold to many of their homes with repeat orders coming soon after.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long do the batteries last?
A: Minimum 4 months if left on permanently
Q: What type of batteries?
A: 4 x AA & 1 x LR23
Q: What is the range?
A: Approx 6 metres
Q: Is it suitable for any nurse call system?
A: At the moment it is suitable for Intercall & Quantec systems with infra red call points
Q: If I have one of the Intercall or Quantec systems with standard call points can I change them?
A: Intercall points are easily changed by your handyman. Quantec points will need an engineer – I am happy to assist with this.