“Thanks to clever integrated technology, there’s no need for further investment in additional equipment if or when the user needs to upgrade. This is a major cost benefit” says David Hammond, General Manager, Chubb Community Care in the press release (PDF). The unit features multiple emergency numbers and a ‘beep to talk’ pendant that allows the user to communicate with a monitoring centre even if unable to speak or hear. It is “easy to install and is compatible with all monitoring centre equipment. A touch keypad integrated into the rear of the unit allows for simple set up and function programming.” There are Braille button identifiers for vision-impaired users and CareUnity is available as a standard telecare unit and as a ‘Plus unit’ capable of monitoring up to 41 kinds of different radio alert. As care needs change, plug and play technology will make it quick and easy to add new types of alert devices.