We are very excited to announce the launch of our new pendant alarm Ellis. It is designed to elegantly look like jewellery and worn around the neck on a stainless-steel chain.
Ellis is built on the same proven technology as all our other pendants and designed for those who want a pendant alarm that does not look like a traditional one. It is waterproof (IP67) and uses a two-way transceiver that uniquely monitors the connection with the base unit, keeping you safe 24 hours a day.
Ellis personal alarm pendant features
The Ellis pendant works with our in-home personal alarm and offers an attractive alternative to the standard pendant.
- Innovative new design with the user in mind
- Stylish black gem look
- Waterproof for use in shower or bath
- Magnetic chain with an “anti-strangle” feature
- Lithium battery for long life, up to 5 years
- Automatic monitoring of battery and function
The story behind the design
Style and design are a way in which we can express ourselves, and they don’t become less important just because we get older. A pendant alarm is something people should wear every day, so who says it can’t be elegant and stylish? Robert Horney, Hardware Developer and Peter Cullin, Category Manager at Careium, joined forces to develop a pendant alarm designed in a completely new way, with a focus on the user. The result is Ellis – a pendant alarm people can feel comfortable wearing and looks like a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Peter Cullin explains that a common problem with today’s pendant alarms is that users prefer not to wear them as it can feel stigmatising. “We don’t want people to turn a social alarm down because too little emphasis has been placed on the aesthetic part of the design. The fact that this can lead to people choosing not to wear their alarm is a problem. With Ellis, we have tried to create an alarm where function and aesthetics go hand in hand with the ultimate goal that users should feel proud when wearing the alarm.”
Designed as a piece of jewellery, Ellis is worn around the neck on a chain, so it looks more like a necklace than a traditional alarm. The chain has a magnetic link, which makes it safe to sleep with, as it becomes detached if it gets caught on something. The button itself is located on the back; the service user can trigger the alarm simply by pressing it if something were to happen. Putting the button on the back was a very deliberate choice, says Robert Horney, to make it look less like a traditional alarm
Want more information about the Ellis pendant?
Not to worry, contact our friendly team on 0300 333 6511 or email [email protected] if you have any questions about the Ellis pendant and how it can help with your needs.