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