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Care Technology House

Good technology that’s really well tailored to your needs as an individual can be genuinely life-changing. It can give you greater independence in your own home and when you’re out and about. It can also boost your confidence and reassure the people you care about that you’re OK. At Dorset Council we want as many people as possible to have those benefits.

Since April 2020 we have been working with our selected partner Argenti, to offer a self-funded ‘care technology service’. This is a chargeable service and it is particularly aimed at people who are planning to manage their own needs for as long as they can.

Have a look at the Care Technology House below to see if anything that’s offered is right for you. Hover over the care technology in the house and you will find You’ll find a link to Argenti’s own website, where you can choose and make a purchase if you want to.

Also on their website the what do I need page is helpful if you are not sure which equipment would best suit your needs.

Alternatively you can contact Argenti by email at hello@argenti.co.uk or phone 01305 238090.

If you prefer, you can purchase your own care technology package from a different private provider. Their prices may vary depending on their products and packages. If you are already at a stage where you feel you would like the Council to carry out a formal assessment of your needs for care and support please contact us.

Watch some videos which show the range of care technology equipment, including GPS location devices and telecare working in conjunction with the Amazon Alexa.

Watch a video about Oysta mobile devices with GPS tracking and panic alarms.


A house with telecare option within it Pendant Oysta Pearl+ Falls Detector Flood detector MemRabel 2 Bogus Caller Button Smoke Detector Carbon Monoxide Detector Bed/Chair Occupancy Sensor Epilepsy Monitor lifeLine KeySafe Property Exit Sensor Interal Door Sensor Medication Dispenser Memo Minder

Care Technology

Flood Detector

The flood detector provides an early warning of flood situations. The flood detector should be placed on a flat surface close to a bath, wash basin, toilet or sink, where a flood or leak is likely to occur. An audible alert is sounded within the home, and if the device is linked to a Lifeline unit, a second alert will automatically be raised with the 24/7 monitoring centre.

Who's it for?

The flood detector is suitable for those living independently who wish to enhance their safety within the home. The device reduces the consequences of flooding, such as dangerous accidents or damage to furnishings and electrical equipment. It also reduces repair costs and helps to prevent increased insurance premiums.

Pendant

The pendant Is a small, discreet wearable device, which allows the user to raise an alert anywhere in and around the home or garden. The pendant sends a radio signal to the Lifeline unit when the button is pressed, connecting the user to a 24/7 monitoring centre. The device has an integrated LED, which provides visual reassurance that the alarm has been pressed.

The pendant is completely waterproof, meaning it can be used in the shower or even in the bath. It is typically worn as a pendant, however, it can also be attached to a wrist strap.

Who's it for?

The pendant is suitable for anyone who may need to raise an alarm to request assistance. It is be particularly useful for older, infirm or disabled people, individuals who have recently been discharged from hospital or vulnerable people who could be at risk of crime or domestic abuse.

KeySafe

The KeySafe is an ideal solution for those who on occasion lock themselves out, or who need to give a carer/relative regular access to their home without walking to the door.

If the user purchases a package, and is therefore subscribed to a 24/7 monitoring service, the operator can share the code with the emergency services to ensure that they can gain immediate entry to the property if required.

The device is tamperproof and durable, ensuring that only people with the correct code are able to access the property.

Who's it for?

The device will help the elderly and infirm, particularly if living independently. It is also useful for those with limited mobility, long term health conditions or individuals with cognitive impairment.

Oysta Pearl+

The Oysta Pearl+ is a GPS location device and mobile phone, which connects to a 24/7 monitoring centre. Users can log their whereabouts, daily tasks and the expected duration of each task on the device. Geofences (safety zones) and specified phone numbers can be easily set up on the device, if required.

The device features a one touch SOS button function if the user needs support or reassurance, as well as a falls sensor for extra peace of mind.

If you are interested in the wearable ‘watch’ version of this GPS device please contact us to discuss.

Who's it for?

The Oysta Pearl+ is designed for vulnerable people, those living with dementia and the more active who:

  • Desire greater freedom and independence;
  • Want protection inside and outside their home;
  • Need a simple way to call for assistance;
  • Prefer to use a wearable device rather than a traditional ‘button and box’; and
  • Wish to give reassurance to loved ones and carers

Carbon Monoxide Detector

This wireless detector warns of dangerous Carbon Monoxide (CO) levels, providing unrivalled levels of accuracy and reliability.

The Carbon Monoxide detector should be installed between one to three metres from the appliance being monitored.

The device features a dual alarm. An audio alarm is raised within the home, while a second alert is sent to a 24/7 monitoring centre via the Lifeline unit.

Who's it for?

The device is suitable for anyone with gas and/or solid fuel appliances in their home. It can be beneficial to households with small children, those living with limited mobility or Learning Disabilities, plus older people and individuals experiencing long-term health conditions.

Smoke Detector

A wireless optical smoke detector for the home, which features two alarms. One is an audible alarm that sounds within the property and the second alarm signal is automatically sent to the Lifeline unit. The Lifeline unit automatically alerts the 24/7 monitoring centre, offering peace of mind and support to the user.

The device has a 10-year battery life with auto low battery reporting.

Who's it for?

The smoke detector is suitable for anyone living independently who could be at risk in their home and requires an added level of support and reassurance.

Falls Detector

The Falls Detector is a wearable device, used by individuals to support independent living. It detects hard falls and raises an automatic alert, while users can manually call for help for added peace of mind.

It can be worn on the wrist or as a Pendant. It is both waterproof and shock-proof.

Who's it for?

The Falls Detector is suitable for anyone who may be at risk of falling. The device gives added confidence to those living independently, as the automatic detection and alert ensures that help and support is requested immediately.

MemRabel 2

The MemRabel 2 is a simple and clear clock, which displays the time and date. It can be programmed to include personalised reminders.

It is designed to be a care companion, offering visual and audible support, to help with daily living and relieve the stress that forgetfulness can bring.

Who's it for?

The MemRabel 2 is suitable for people with Dementia, Alzheimer's, memory loss, Learning Disabilities, cognitive impairment or Autism.

Bogus Caller Button

The bogus caller button allows you to discreetly request assistance from a 24/7 monitoring centre if you are worried by a stranger at the door or noises at night. The device is typically fitted by the front door, but it can be situated anywhere within the home.

When the device is linked to a Lifeline unit, all calls are recorded and an operator will be able to intervene if necessary.

Who's it for?

The device is particularly useful for people who live alone and receive multiple visits each week from anonymous callers. The elderly, infirm or those with mobility issues may benefit from the peace of mind this device offers when they answer the door.

Bed/Chair Occupancy Sensor

The sensors raise an alert to a pager when the user leaves the bed or chair and does not return within a specified period of time. This can be individually programmed to suit your needs.

The device can be programmed to detect if the user has vacated the bed during the night and not returned within a specified timeframe. It can also be used to raise an alert if an individual has not got into bed at night or has not got out of the bed in the morning. The wireless system prevents the risk of human interference, while the soft, thin and lightweight material ensures user comfort.

Who's it for?

The sensors are ideal for those at risk of falls or those who live independently and require extra peace of mind. It is particularly helpful for the elderly who may struggle to rise from a chair or exit a bed without issue, or for people living with dementia at risk of unknowingly wandering.

Lifeline Unit

The Lifeline unit automatically contacts the 24/7 monitoring centre if it receives an alert signal from any of the relevant TECS sensors placed around the home or on your person.

It has a built-in loud speaker and microphone to allow hands-free conversations from most areas within the home. If the operator can’t hear you, they will contact your emergency contacts to check on you. The device has a backup battery, which lasts for up to 40 hours, ensuring that help is available in the event of a power cut.

The standard Lifeline unit requires an active telephone line for connectivity. If you have no landline you can contact us to find out more about our GSM Lifeline units, which use the mobile network system.

Who's it for?

The Lifeline unit is ideal for anyone needing extra support to maintain independence at home, providing reassurance and confidence. It is suitable for older people living alone, individuals recuperating after a hospital stay and anyone with reduced mobility or long-term health conditions.

Internal Door Sensors

The internal door sensors combine several devices together. These work in unison to ensure that those with various levels of cognitive impairment remain safe and secure in their homes.

Two magnetic connectors link to a transmitter, which can either send an alert to a designated pager (if someone resides in the same house) or contact the 24/7 monitoring centre via the Lifeline unit.

Who's it for?

Internal door sensors can be used to ensure that anyone with cognitive impairment remains safe in their home. They are particularly useful when used through the night, giving peace of mind to family or carers.

Property Exit Sensor

The property exit sensor detects if you leave your home and do not return within a certain length of time. If you leave home at unexpected times or have left the front/back door open an alert will be activated.

The device is normally located above the door and comprises a PIR (Passive Infrared) movement detector, door contacts and an Interface module which together can detect if someone has exited the door and not returned. The equipment can be set to activate for certain periods of the day/night and will raise an alert to either the carer (via pager) or the 24/7 monitoring centre (via Lifeline unit).

Who's it for?

The property exit sensor is designed to monitor the safety of people with cognitive impairments who may be prone to leaving their homes for extended periods at inappropriate times of the day or night, putting themselves at risk.

Epilepsy Monitor Range

The large range of epilepsy monitors will raise an alert when various epilepsy triggers are detected. The monitors can trace a small number of specific symptoms or they can be set up to detect multiple symptoms. Additional sensors can be used to detect night-time seizures, incontinence, vomiting, bed vacation and sounds.

The device sensitivity can be adjusted to fit the needs of the individual, ensuring that normal bed movements are isolated whilst seizure activity raises an alert.

Who's it for?

To ensure the right product is chosen to meet your needs, visit ‘More Information’ to learn more about the products. Alternatively, call Argenti directly to discuss the most suitable solution for your needs. The epilepsy range is suitable for most types of beds and environments.

Medication Dispenser

Medication dispensers can be used to automatically provide access to medication over a 28 day period, providing audible and visual alerts to the user each time medication should be taken.

If the user fails to access the medication, an alert is raised to the monitoring centre (via the Lifeline unit) or carer (via pager) so that action can be taken to ensure that the medication program is maintained.

Who's it for?

Medication dispensers are suitable for anyone who has many tablets, or complex combination of medication, to take. It is especially helpful for people who need to take medication within a specific timeframe. It is beneficial to older people or individuals with cognitive impairment who are often prescribed medication in high volumes.

Memo Minder

The memo minder is a wall-mounted infrared device that can be placed anywhere in the home, although its most practical use is often by the front door of a house.

The infrared beam detects somebody approaching the device, activating a personalised reminder. These reminders can be recorded by a family member or carer, ensuring that a friendly voice gently guides the individual throughout their normal day.

Who's it for?

The device is suitable for those with various levels of cognitive impairment, including dementia & Learning Disabilities.

Flood Detector

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The flood detector provides an early warning of flood situations. The flood detector should be placed on a flat surface close to a bath, wash basin, toilet or sink, where a flood or leak is likely to occur. An audible alert is sounded within the home, and if the device is linked to a Lifeline unit, a second alert will automatically be raised with the 24/7 monitoring centre.

Who's it for?

The flood detector is suitable for those living independently who wish to enhance their safety within the home. The device reduces the consequences of flooding, such as dangerous accidents or damage to furnishings and electrical equipment. It also reduces repair costs and helps to prevent increased insurance premiums.

Bed/Chair Occupancy Sensor

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The sensors raise an alert to a pager when the user leaves the bed or chair and does not return within a specified period of time. This can be individually programmed to suit your needs.

The device can be programmed to detect if the user has vacated the bed during the night and not returned within a specified timeframe. It can also be used to raise an alert if an individual has not got into bed at night or has not got out of the bed in the morning. The wireless system prevents the risk of human interference, while the soft, thin and lightweight material ensures user comfort.

Who's it for?

The sensors are ideal for those at risk of falls or those who live independently and require extra peace of mind. It is particularly helpful for the elderly who may struggle to rise from a chair or exit a bed without issue, or for people living with dementia at risk of unknowingly wandering.

Pendant

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The pendant Is a small, discreet wearable device, which allows the user to raise an alert anywhere in and around the home or garden. The pendant sends a radio signal to the Lifeline unit when the button is pressed, connecting the user to a 24/7 monitoring centre. The device has an integrated LED, which provides visual reassurance that the alarm has been pressed.

The pendant is completely waterproof, meaning it can be used in the shower or even in the bath. It is typically worn as a pendant, however, it can also be attached to a wrist strap.

Who's it for?

The pendant is suitable for anyone who may need to raise an alarm to request assistance. It is be particularly useful for older, infirm or disabled people, individuals who have recently been discharged from hospital or vulnerable people who could be at risk of crime or domestic abuse.

KeySafe

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The KeySafe is an ideal solution for those who on occasion lock themselves out, or who need to give a carer/relative regular access to their home without walking to the door.

If the user purchases a package, and is therefore subscribed to a 24/7 monitoring service, the operator can share the code with the emergency services to ensure that they can gain immediate entry to the property if required.

The device is tamperproof and durable, ensuring that only people with the correct code are able to access the property.

Who's it for?

The device will help the elderly and infirm, particularly if living independently. It is also useful for those with limited mobility, long term health conditions or individuals with cognitive impairment.

Oysta Pearl+

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The Oysta Pearl+ is a GPS location device and mobile phone, which connects to a 24/7 monitoring centre. Users can log their whereabouts, daily tasks and the expected duration of each task on the device. Geofences (safety zones) and specified phone numbers can be easily set up on the device, if required.

The device features a one touch SOS button function if the user needs support or reassurance, as well as a falls sensor for extra peace of mind.

If you are interested in the wearable ‘watch’ version of this GPS device please contact us to discuss.

Who's it for?

The Oysta Pearl+ is designed for vulnerable people, those living with dementia and the more active who:

  • Desire greater freedom and independence;
  • Want protection inside and outside their home;
  • Need a simple way to call for assistance;
  • Prefer to use a wearable device rather than a traditional ‘button and box’; and
  • Wish to give reassurance to loved ones and carers

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Close window

This wireless detector warns of dangerous Carbon Monoxide (CO) levels, providing unrivalled levels of accuracy and reliability.

The Carbon Monoxide detector should be installed between one to three metres from the appliance being monitored.

The device features a dual alarm. An audio alarm is raised within the home, while a second alert is sent to a 24/7 monitoring centre via the Lifeline unit.

Who's it for?

The device is suitable for anyone with gas and/or solid fuel appliances in their home. It can be beneficial to households with small children, those living with limited mobility or Learning Disabilities, plus older people and individuals experiencing long-term health conditions.

Smoke Detector

Close window

A wireless optical smoke detector for the home, which features two alarms. One is an audible alarm that sounds within the property and the second alarm signal is automatically sent to the Lifeline unit. The Lifeline unit automatically alerts the 24/7 monitoring centre, offering peace of mind and support to the user.

The device has a 10-year battery life with auto low battery reporting.

Who's it for?

The smoke detector is suitable for anyone living independently who could be at risk in their home and requires an added level of support and reassurance.

Falls Detector

Close window

The Falls Detector is a wearable device, used by individuals to support independent living. It detects hard falls and raises an automatic alert, while users can manually call for help for added peace of mind.

It can be worn on the wrist or as a Pendant. It is both waterproof and shock-proof.

Who's it for?

The Falls Detector is suitable for anyone who may be at risk of falling. The device gives added confidence to those living independently, as the automatic detection and alert ensures that help and support is requested immediately.

MemRabel 2

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The MemRabel 2 is a simple and clear clock, which displays the time and date. It can be programmed to include personalised reminders.

It is designed to be a care companion, offering visual and audible support, to help with daily living and relieve the stress that forgetfulness can bring.

Who's it for?

The MemRabel 2 is suitable for people with Dementia, Alzheimer's, memory loss, Learning Disabilities, cognitive impairment or Autism.

Bogus Caller Button

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The bogus caller button allows you to discreetly request assistance from a 24/7 monitoring centre if you are worried by a stranger at the door or noises at night. The device is typically fitted by the front door, but it can be situated anywhere within the home.

When the device is linked to a Lifeline unit, all calls are recorded and an operator will be able to intervene if necessary.

Who's it for?

The device is particularly useful for people who live alone and receive multiple visits each week from anonymous callers. The elderly, infirm or those with mobility issues may benefit from the peace of mind this device offers when they answer the door.

Lifeline Unit

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The Lifeline unit automatically contacts the 24/7 monitoring centre if it receives an alert signal from any of the relevant TECS sensors placed around the home or on your person.

It has a built-in loud speaker and microphone to allow hands-free conversations from most areas within the home. If the operator can’t hear you, they will contact your emergency contacts to check on you. The device has a backup battery, which lasts for up to 40 hours, ensuring that help is available in the event of a power cut.

The standard Lifeline unit requires an active telephone line for connectivity. If you have no landline you can contact us to find out more about our GSM Lifeline units, which use the mobile network system.

Who's it for?

The Lifeline unit is ideal for anyone needing extra support to maintain independence at home, providing reassurance and confidence. It is suitable for older people living alone, individuals recuperating after a hospital stay and anyone with reduced mobility or long-term health conditions.

Internal Door Sensors

Close window

The internal door sensors combine several devices together. These work in unison to ensure that those with various levels of cognitive impairment remain safe and secure in their homes.

Two magnetic connectors link to a transmitter, which can either send an alert to a designated pager (if someone resides in the same house) or contact the 24/7 monitoring centre via the Lifeline unit.

Who's it for?

Internal door sensors can be used to ensure that anyone with cognitive impairment remains safe in their home. They are particularly useful when used through the night, giving peace of mind to family or carers.

Property Exit Sensor

Close window

The property exit sensor detects if you leave your home and do not return within a certain length of time. If you leave home at unexpected times or have left the front/back door open an alert will be activated.

The device is normally located above the door and comprises a PIR (Passive Infrared) movement detector, door contacts and an Interface module which together can detect if someone has exited the door and not returned. The equipment can be set to activate for certain periods of the day/night and will raise an alert to either the carer (via pager) or the 24/7 monitoring centre (via Lifeline unit).

Who's it for?

The property exit sensor is designed to monitor the safety of people with cognitive impairments who may be prone to leaving their homes for extended periods at inappropriate times of the day or night, putting themselves at risk.

Epilepsy Monitor Range

Close window

The large range of epilepsy monitors will raise an alert when various epilepsy triggers are detected. The monitors can trace a small number of specific symptoms or they can be set up to detect multiple symptoms. Additional sensors can be used to detect night-time seizures, incontinence, vomiting, bed vacation and sounds.

The device sensitivity can be adjusted to fit the needs of the individual, ensuring that normal bed movements are isolated whilst seizure activity raises an alert.

Who's it for?

To ensure the right product is chosen to meet your needs, visit ‘More Information’ to learn more about the products. Alternatively, call Argenti directly to discuss the most suitable solution for your needs. The epilepsy range is suitable for most types of beds and environments.

Medication Dispenser

Close window

Medication dispensers can be used to automatically provide access to medication over a 28 day period, providing audible and visual alerts to the user each time medication should be taken.

If the user fails to access the medication, an alert is raised to the monitoring centre (via the Lifeline unit) or carer (via pager) so that action can be taken to ensure that the medication program is maintained.

Who's it for?

Medication dispensers are suitable for anyone who has many tablets, or complex combination of medication, to take. It is especially helpful for people who need to take medication within a specific timeframe. It is beneficial to older people or individuals with cognitive impairment who are often prescribed medication in high volumes.

Memo Minder

Close window

The memo minder is a wall-mounted infrared device that can be placed anywhere in the home, although its most practical use is often by the front door of a house.

The infrared beam detects somebody approaching the device, activating a personalised reminder. These reminders can be recorded by a family member or carer, ensuring that a friendly voice gently guides the individual throughout their normal day.

Who's it for?

The device is suitable for those with various levels of cognitive impairment, including dementia & Learning Disabilities.