Passive and non obtrusive, bed alarms are long lasting and a favorite for many facilities. Bed alarms are designed for easy use and will detect and alert as soon as a resident leaves the bed.

We offer a variety of bed alarms that can be used for different purposes, such as wireless, hard-wired, bed wetting alarms, and sensor beams.

Wireless Bed Alarms

Our Wireless Bed Alarm Kits are the newest innovation in bed safety and security, and are perfect for those who need it most – the elderly, hospitalized, and disabled. They are easy to install and use, and are an economical solution for additional safety and security in your home or facility.

Wireless bed alarms are alarm systems that are used in hospitals, aged care facilities, home care and disability services to keep patients or residents safe and secure when they are sleeping or otherwise being cared for. Bed alarms are useful in situations where a person may need assistance, such as when they are unable to speak or move, or if they are at risk of harm. They can also be used to help prevent harm or injury, such as when a person is unable to call for help, or when they are at risk of harm in their own home.Bed alarms are used in hospitals and aged care facilities, but there is growing interest in using them in home care and disability services. They could be especially beneficial for people with disabilities.

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Hard-Wired Bed Alarms

A traditional hard-wired bed alarm/safety system consists of an electrical device (also known as a bed sensor or bed alarm) and an alarm.
The bed pad has been used reliably for many years to prevent falls and incontinence in the aged care industry. The primary purpose of a bed pad is to absorb moisture, preventing incontinence and minimizing the risk of falls. While this is the most common use for bed pads, there are other benefits to using them. It’s not uncommon for people to use a waterproof mattress protector, which can also help to prevent moisture from causing discomfort and other issues.
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Sensor Beams

The PIR Sensor Beam is a new and exciting way to detect when someone is in your bed without disturbing your sleep. The Sensor Beam Bed Alarm is a passive device that detects movement and uses that information to trigger an Out of Bed PIR Alarm. The Sensor Beam Bed Alarm is a non-invasive way to detect when someone is in your bed without disturbing your sleep. It is a favourite among hospitals and nursing homes because of its long-lasting battery life and low maintenance requirements.

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Bed Wetting

Bed wetting alarms detect when a person has wet the bed, and can be used in a range of settings. In home and aged care environments, they can ensure that the safety of aged and disabled people is not compromised by accidents caused by incontinence. They can also provide peace of mind for carers, by letting them know before accidents occur, so that they can respond in time. They can also help carers reduce the workload by signalling them if a resident has wet the bed so that they can respond more quickly and keep residents clean and safe.

The Cura1 bed wetting alarm will alert the carer when a loved one or resident has a bedwetting accident.

Features include:

Made from soft non-allergenic PVC
Re-useable & easy to clean
Instructions for hygiene & use printed on the bedwetting pad
In-home and Nursing Home kits are available

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Frequently asked questions

There are a variety of devices known as bed exit alarms or bed alarms available in the market. These devices are designed to alert caregivers or family members when someone leaves their bed. They are especially useful in healthcare settings or at home for individuals who need close monitoring due to conditions such as dementia, sleepwalking, or a risk of falling.

Bed alarms typically operate using a sensor system. This sensor could be a pressure pad placed either under the mattress or directly under the person, a motion sensor positioned near the bed, or even a wearable device attached to the individual. When the person tries to leave the bed without help, the sensor detects the change in pressure or movement and triggers the alarm. The alarm can manifest as a loud sound, a silent alert sent to a caregiver’s pager or phone, or both.

For instance, one type of alarm system uses a pressure sensor pad placed beneath the mattress, which connects to a wireless monitor or pager. When the individual attempts to get up, the reduced pressure on the sensor pad activates the alarm on the monitor. 

Another version involves a motion-sensing alarm. This system includes a PIR motion detector that, when correctly positioned, detects the movement of the individual trying to leave the bed and sets off the alarm.

Additionally, there are wearable bed exit alarms. In this case, the individual wears a small sensor on their clothing or wrist. When they try to get out of bed, the sensor notices the movement and sends a wireless signal to an alarm monitor.

Bed alarms, also known as pressure sensors or bed exit alarms, are devices designed to alert caregivers when a patient or elderly person attempts to get out of bed. The effectiveness of these alarms, however, is a topic of ongoing debate.

On one hand, they can be effective tools in certain situations. For instance, they can be particularly useful in a nursing home or long-term care facility, where staff may not always be immediately available to monitor every patient. They provide an immediate alert that a patient is trying to get up, allowing staff to respond quickly and prevent potential falls.

Moreover, for caregivers at home, bed alarms can provide peace of mind. Knowing that an alert will sound if their loved one attempts to leave their bed can allow caregivers some freedom to attend to other tasks without constant fear of a fall occurring.

However, it’s important to note that bed alarms are not universally effective. A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that bed alarms did not significantly reduce the risk of falls in hospital settings. The alarms often become a substitute for regular checks by nurses and other healthcare professionals, and false alarms can lead to alarm fatigue, where staff become desensitized to the alarms and therefore slower to respond.

Furthermore, alarms for beds can also negatively impact a patient’s dignity and comfort, causing distress and anxiety. This is especially true for patients with dementia or other cognitive impairments who may not understand the purpose of the alarm.

In conclusion, while these alarms can be an effective tool in some scenarios, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution to preventing falls. It’s crucial to consider the individual’s specific needs, the setting, and the potential for alarm fatigue among caregivers. As with any intervention, it is essential that bed alarms are used as part of a broader, individualized care plan.

Yes, there are indeed alarms designed to alert caregivers or family members when someone gets out of bed. These are often used for the elderly, those with dementia, or individuals with certain medical conditions who might be at risk of falls or wandering off.

These bed-exit alarm systems typically work via sensors that detect movement or pressure. Some systems are equipped with a pressure-sensitive mat that you place on the bed or the floor. When the individual gets out of bed and the pressure on the mat is reduced or increased, the alarm is triggered. These systems include a cordless bed sensor pad and a caregiver alarm, which can be up to 100 metres away from the pad. When the resident gets up and the sensor pad detects that they have left the bed, it sends a signal to the caregiver alarm, notifying them that the resident needs assistance.

Another type of bed alarm system uses infrared motion detectors. The sensor can be mounted near the bed and will trigger an alarm if it detects movement within its range.

It’s important to note that while these alarms can be very useful, they are intended to supplement regular personal supervision, not replace it.

A patient might have a bed alarm for several reasons, all centred around their safety.  These devices are used in healthcare settings to alert caregivers when a patient attempts to get out of bed on their own.

  1. Fall Prevention: The most common reason for a bed alarm is to prevent falls. Patients who are at a high risk of falling, such as those with balance issues, cognitive impairment like dementia, or certain medications’ side effects, greatly benefit from bed alarms. For example, if a patient with Alzheimer’s disease tries to leave their bed during the night, the bed alarm would alert the nursing staff immediately, allowing them to assist the patient and prevent an accidental fall.

  2. Medical Condition: In some cases, a patient’s medical condition may necessitate a alarm. For instance, a patient recovering from a surgical procedure or a critical illness may be disoriented or weak. In such cases, attempting to get out of bed without assistance could worsen their condition or lead to injuries.

  3. Monitoring: Bed alarms can also help monitor patients who are prone to wandering off due to conditions like Alzheimer’s or autism. In these cases, a bed alarm ensures that caregivers are alerted the moment a patient leaves the bed, enabling swift action.

  4. Patient’s Safety: For patients with suicidal tendencies or self-harm risks, an alarm for beds can be a lifesaver, alerting healthcare staff if the patient attempts to leave the bed.

In conclusion, they function as an additional safety measure, ensuring that caregivers can respond promptly if a patient attempts to get out of bed without assistance.

Bed alarm systems, also known as fall prevention alarms or patient alarms, vary in their volume levels depending on the specific model and manufacturer. The loudness of a bed alarm is typically measured in decibels (dB).

On average, bed alarms can range between 80 to 120 decibels. To give you a better understanding of what this range means, 80 decibels is roughly equivalent to the noise level of a busy city street, and 120 decibels is comparable to an ambulance siren or a rock concert.

However, many bed alarms come with adjustable volume control, allowing caregivers to set the loudness to a level that can be clearly heard, without causing distress or discomfort to the patient or others within the vicinity. For example, the Smart Caregiver Bed Alarm System offers a volume range from 70 to 80 decibels.

It’s also worth noting that the sound of a bed alarm is often piercing or high-pitched to ensure it grabs the attention of the caregiver, even if they are in another room or distracted by other tasks.

Therefore, while they are designed to be loud enough to alert caregivers promptly when a patient attempts to get out of bed, their volume levels are adjustable to cater to different environments and patient needs.

Hospitals use bed alarms primarily for safety reasons. These alarms are designed to alert the nursing staff when a patient tries to get out of bed without assistance, which is particularly useful in preventing falls or injuries.

For instance, consider a patient who has just undergone a major surgery and is still under the effects of anesthesia or pain medication. They might be disoriented, their mobility could be impaired, and they may not realize the potential risk they’re in when trying to move around unassisted. In such cases, a bed alarm would notify the healthcare team immediately if the patient attempts to leave the bed, enabling them to respond quickly and assist the patient, thereby reducing the risk of a fall or further injury.

In addition to this, bed they are also used in the care of patients with cognitive impairments, like those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. These patients may forget where they are or may not understand the need to ask for help, and so they might try to leave their bed unsupervised, posing a potential safety risk. Bed alarms can prevent such situations by alerting the staff as soon as the patient attempts to get up.

Thus, alarm pads are a crucial tool in patient care in hospitals, aiding in the prevention of injuries and ensuring the safety of patients.