Tunstall Americas Announces Smoke Detectors and Monitoring for Personal Emergency Response Service Subscribers

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The Tunstall smoke detector provides greater protection than a standard house smoke detector by generating both a local audible alarm and a signal to the Tunstall Vi+ or CEL unit. In turn, a call is generated to the 24-hour monitoring center where an experienced operator can alert emergency services.

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In addition to the audible alarm in the smoke detector, an emergency response operator will also be on-the line, calming the subscriber while determining the seriousness of the smoke threat.

Tunstall Americas, the North American division of Tunstall Healthcare Group – a world leader in Connected Healthcare – has announced that they are now offering smoke detectors and monitoring to subscribers of their personal emergency response service.

The Tunstall smoke detector provides greater protection than a standard house smoke detector by generating both a local audible alarm and a signal to the Tunstall Vi+ or CEL unit. In turn, a call is generated to the 24 hour monitoring center where an experienced operator can alert emergency services. The smoke detectors can be placed anywhere in the home within range of the base unit. By using wireless technology, there is minimal disruption to fixtures and fittings during the installation process.

Fire poses one of the most serious threats to people at home and the effects are devastating. Every year fires in the home cause hundreds of deaths and damage to thousands of homes. Homes equipped with smoke detectors have fire discovered more rapidly than those without them and are associated with lower casualty rates and less damage.

"The fact that our smoke detectors automatically generate a call for help, saves time and potentially lives," said Kevin Doyle, Telecare Solutions Manager. “In addition to the audible alarm in the smoke detector, an emergency response operator will also be on the line, calming the subscriber while determining the seriousness of the smoke threat.”

Tunstall Americas provides nationwide 24/7 healthcare monitoring services from HIPAA compliant call centers in New York and Rhode Island. Tunstall also manufactures a wide variety of FDA registered medical alert, telehealth, and medication management products to meet the needs of all people. These products enable personal support services through traditional telephone lines, cellular, and the internet. Collectively, these products and services deliver a seamless connected care experience for people.

About Tunstall:

Tunstall Healthcare Group, founded in 1957 in England, is the world leader and supplier of Connected Health and Connected Care products and services. Tunstall helps people during emergencies and crisis situations 24/7/365 from dozens of company-owned and operated monitoring centers around the globe. Tunstall connects, talks with, and informs people with in-home technology and services that enhance their independence, freedom, social engagement, health, and wellbeing. Tunstall serves more than 3.5 million people every day in 40 countries.

Tunstall Americas (http://www.americas.tunstall.com) operates Connected Care monitoring centers in Long Island City, NY, and Pawtucket, RI to deliver high-touch personal patient support services 24/7 to customers in all 50 states.

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