Global security firm SECOM is bringing its technology-enabled care services to the UK with the launch of its Carehub assistance package.
Established in Japan in 1962, SECOM has a long history of providing security and safety systems to protect homes and businesses across the world, and now it’s launching its care technology in the UK for the first time, to help older people maintain their independence.
Created in partnership with telecare supplier Chiptech, the Carehub includes a SECOM Pearl wearable pendant for use around the home. This can be enhanced with an optional GPS-enabled SECOM Go device that can be worn anywhere.
When the Pearl pendant is activated, it enables two-way communications via Secom’s Care App between the wearer and a designated contact, such as a care worker, family member or SECOM’s monitoring team, which can provide direct assistance or call emergency services if required.
Throughout any communication, other contacts are kept up-to-date via their smartphone, thereby offering peace of mind to the service user, and their friends and family.
The hub can also be connected to other wireless devices, such as door contacts, smoke detectors, fall sensors and pressure mats.
Care Technology Manager, Neil Fitzwalter, said: “The SECOM Carehub enables us to be there even when we’re not, and gives both elderly people and their families the peace of mind they need. It also allows people to remain independent for longer and offers them a much higher quality of life by removing worries and keeping them in touch.”
“We’ve designed Carehub to ensure its easy-to-use and is suitable for people who may have a wide range of requirements. With a large number of connectivity options and additional devices available, including brooches, wrist worn and easy-press buttons for those with less dexterity, it’s easy for anybody to find a Care Tech solution that fits their unique needs.”