Community alarms

Help at the touch of a button

Our Community Alarms service is exactly that – help at the touch of a button. Through a discreet device worn around the neck or wrist this round the clock monitored service gives emergency assistance, support, and reassurance to those who most need it, when they most need it.

On any alarm being triggered the user is immediately connected to our local Control Centre where an experienced operator will be ready to help. They will establish what assistance, if any, is required and arrange support either by calling a nominated contact or the emergency services.

Who can use this service?

Community alarms are designed to support people of any age who may feel vulnerable in their home. This can include older people, those with a physical, sensory or learning disability, those at risk of falling, patients who have recently left hospital, or victims of crime who would benefit from extra peace of mind. 

Anyone who signs up to the service will be assessed by a member of the team. This ensures that each alarm package is tailored around their needs. So, in addition to the standard alarm and smoke detector provided, other monitored equipment can be offered such as fall alarm, bed sensors and pill dispensers.

More detailed information on our sensors and monitors can be found in the telecare section

Home from hospital

For someone recently been discharged from hospital we may be able to provide a community alarm free of charge for a period of six weeks to help them settle back in at home. After this period our standard charges apply depending on the equipment used.

How much does it cost?

Our standard subscription starts at £22.32 (ex VAT) a month, this includes

  • Free installation
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Free support and maintenance
  • Routine visits
  • Home hub
  • Wrist or neck pendant
  • Connected smoke alarm

It may be possible to have the service funded through adult social care. To request an assessment and find out more contact Surrey County Council

Sign up

Complete our request form and a member of staff will be in touch.

Community alarm request form

Alternatively you can email or call 01932 425865 to speak to one of our friendly team.

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