Somewhat overshadowed this week by the high profile O2 launch, but highly complementary to it, was the launch of Just Checking’s (JC) new version for the general public. For many people concerned about relatives living with dementia the JC system of in-home sensors and text or email alerts triggered by various events or non-events will have great appeal.
Until now, JC systems have been primarily sold to services for assessment purposes. The new version is designed for easy self-installation and online management by carers and can be set up to trigger an alert under the following conditions:
- Exit property: if an exterior door is used and no activity is detected in the property.
- Not up and about: if there is no sign of life by a specified time in the morning.
- Visitor late: with carers expected at certain times an alert can be sent if the front door is not opened as expected.
- Door left open: if a door is left open for longer than a specified time. This will send an alert if the door has not been shut securely.
It does not have an alarm button and it does not track the person when outside – but there are other systems which can do that.
Follow the ‘Read more…’ link to see a video from 2010 showing ease of Just Checking self-installation.[This video is no longer available on this site but may be findable via an internet search]