Dropping the name ‘Honeywell’ during a conversation will most likely steer the topic towards home defense solutions and alarms, since those are the feats the company is known for. But did you know that Honeywell also has its hand in the medical alert industry? It’s hardly a surprise, considering that alarm systems and personal emergency systems bear many similar features.
Honeywell Life Care Solutions has been around since 1999 and in checking out their repertoire of medical alert products you’ll discover quite a few familiar items. Since the company is a hardware supplier and not a store, Honeywell prefers to lend their products to other companies, such as Medical Guardian, who integrate the alarms and accessories into their own system. This allows medical alert companies to save money by licensing their hardware instead of fully developing it, and instead focus their resources on other areas like monitoring.
LifeStream MobileHelp is a cellular and GPS based mobile medical alert system that is highly popular among the top providers. The help button is slightly larger than we’re used to, but for a reason. The LifeStream MobileHelp system doesn’t require the user to stay in range of the home station since the portable button is the base unit. It has two-way communication built into it, so after pressing the button the monitoring agent is able to reach the senior through the button’s speaker. When it isn’t being carried, it should be rested on the cradle charger. The main selling point is that LifeStream MobileHelp has integrated GPS tracking, promoting constant visibility for end-users. The system is capable of pinpointing the wearer’s location approximately a few feet away and the trail is continuously streamed for the monitoring team. The reason why medical alert companies opt for this product is because it emphasizes freedom and mobility without compromising security.
5802WXT Wireless Personal Panic Transmitters
Interestingly, medical alert companies aren’t the only ones opting for the products of Honeywell Life Care Solutions. Home security providers like to complement their array of alarms with personal safety items. For this very reason, Honeywell has developed the 5802WXT Wireless Personal Panic Transmitters. The circular and waterproof device features one or two buttons (depending on the model). In order to prevent false alarms, users are prompted to push the buttons continuously for a few seconds. There is also a LED light that starts blinking if the signal was sent successfully.
The product is compatible with Honeywell’s 5800 series wireless security system, meaning that medical alert buttons are linked to the indicated base station. Home security companies are allowed to customize the effect of the button, although in most cases the panic signal is forwarded to their dedicated monitoring team, who deal with both security and medical emergencies. This grants home homeowners that extra peace of mind.
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