Chubb upgrades fall detector to identify, cancel a false alarm (UK)

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”150″ /]Chubb Community Care on Monday announced an upgraded fall detector which can both identify and if appropriate, cancel a fall alert alarm. “During the first 20 seconds of an incident, cutting-edge algorithms perform silent analysis of the situation, recognising if an individual is back on their feet,” according to David Hammond, general manager, in describing how the system differentiates a fall from a false alarm.

The self-cancellation software has been improved to help differentiate between types of movement, for example if the person is moving on the floor where help is needed, which may apply to epileptics having seizures, versus standing up and mobile. The wrist-worn device also has a standard button alert to summon help. If an alarm happens, it has a confirmation feature that indicates that help has been called by flashing a red light and vibrating for 20 seconds. The user at that point can manually cancel the activation or let it continue. According to Chubb, the product is presently in-market.  Release.

Chubb expands Community Care into Scandinavia (UK)

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”150″ /]Chubb Community Care, a UK company which provides home and mobile technology enabled care solutions (TECS) for independent, assisted, sheltered and extra care housing, announced their expansion into Norway, Sweden and Finland, partnering with Norwegian equipment supplier HEPRO which provides local service and market knowledge. Their first project is in HEPRO’s home country with the new Chubb Care Call. Care Call (left) is a colorful wall-mounted mobile-connected unit with simple buttons that connects the resident to onsite staff and remote call centers in case of emergency or need for assistance. HEPRO will be installing the units in seven municipalities. Release. Earlier this summer, Chubb won a contract with Places for People to install their CareUnity at 16 independent living locations across the North West, Hull and Bristol. Care Unity is a PERS/carephone-based system that integrates a wide range of safety and security peripherals. Release

Chubb Care System adds communities (UK)

Chubb Community Care launched the Chubb Care System at the end of last year [TTA 13 Dec 15], and following up, they have already become the approved technology adviser and provider for the Northern Housing Consortium and the Knowsley Housing Trust’s Bluebell Park Apartments. KHT provides housing for 27,000 residents in Knowsley. The Chubb Care System is a hybrid communication/monitoring system for residents in sheltered and extra care housing to communicate with staff and integrates with TECS, telehealth and fire/safety devices and systems. As Editor Charles put it, some have portrayed Chubb as the weakest of the ‘big three’ telecare providers, and it is heartening to see them move forward quickly.