Residents or patients are easily able to call for assistance. These systems also act as staff to staff callers should carers need to get help quickly, either just to assist or for an emergency. There are two options when looking at Nurse Call Systems.

Wondering what to choose – wired or wireless nurse call system for your care home or hospital?

Let’s look briefly at the ‘pros and cons’ of wired and wireless Nurse Call applications.

Wired Pros

  • Traditional and well-known technology
  • Hardware costs can be lower, as there are no built-in radio modules

Wired Cons

  • Expensive to install and containerise
  • Risk of damage to cables, and limited access to buried wires or wires contained with other services
  • Rewiring needs residents’ rooms/wards to be completely empty, with all residents/patients moved, and is very expensive
  • Cable termination points are fixed and costly to relocate, even by a few metres
  • A single point of failure can result in complete system shutdown

Wireless Pros

  • No wires to install
  • Device locations are not limited to cable termination locations
  • Installation in a fraction of the time needed to install a wired solution
  • Bedside installation can take place in minutes, rather than day
  • No need to vacate a hospital ward or resident’s room for repairs or installation

Wireless Cons

  • Hardware costs can be higher
  • Regular battery changes are required (every 1-2 years)

Still unsure which system is right for you? Contact us and we'll be able to assist you in getting the right system for your environment. At ALSS we offer Quantec from C-Tec, Codemlon and Aspire SmartSync from Static Systems Group, the leading manufacturer of life safety devices. 

Our Location

We are based in Great Wyrley in the West Midlands and have fully qualified and experienced engineers spread throughout the UK allowing ALSS to operate nationwide. 

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Advanced Life Safety Solutions Ltd Unit 32 Landywood Enterprise Park
Great Wyrley, WS6 6BD
United Kingdom enquiries@alss-uk.co.uk 01922 687989