Waterford, MI 48329 (PRWEB) November 04, 2011
According to recent information, children under 5 years of age are at the greatest risk from home fire death and injury; their death rate is nearly twice the national average. Each year, nearly 488 children ages 14 and under die in home fires, and another 116,600 children are injured from a fire/burn related incident. (Karter, MJ. Fire loss in the United States during 2009 Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association, Fire Analysis and Research Division. 2010.) Many Children are heavy sleepers and do not hear a fire alarm going off. However, there are products available to assist in waking up and alerting those who are heavy sleepers and even people who are deaf.
Silent Call Communications has life saving alerting devices available, to include Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms that work in conjunction with Bed Vibrators and the Sidekick II Receiver. In a study that was performed to test the effectiveness of audible, visual and vibratory alerting alarm systems on people of all hearing abilities, bed shakers came out on top. Awakening effectiveness for the continuous bed shaker was 93% for deaf, 82% for hard of hearing, and 92% for hearing able subjects. The intermittent bed shaker provisioned 100% effectiveness for all study participants regardless of hearing ability. (Du Bois, J., Ashley, E., Klassen, M., & Roby, R. (2005). Waking Effectiveness of Audible, Visual and Vibratory Emergency Alarms on People of all Hearing Abilities. Presented at the Accessible Emergency Notification and Communication: State of the Science Conference, Washington D.C.: Gallaudet University)
Since 1985, the Silent Call Communications Corporation has taken a simple philosophy of personal communications by means of electronic devices and developed an exciting product line. These products have revolutionized the means by which people may lead more convenient, safe lives.
For more information about Silent Call Communications and product, please visit http://www.silentcall.com or call (800) 572-5227 (Voice or TTY).
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