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Thursday, June 29th, 2023 4:30 AM

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Wearable “panic” button

 I have my elderly mother here with us. Have you considered a smaller fob, something that acts as a panic button, only smaller, to be worn around the neck? It could be waterproof as well. Nothing fancy. I realize medical alert services are not your primary purpose. But you do offer a panic devices, and we have options of having medical, fire, or police notification. For you customers, it would be a nice addition to offer, saving us from subscribing to a separate service for medical alerts. I know those services have fancier devices to wear on the wrist or around the neck. Usually with some automatic feature that alerts when a person falls down. I’m just talking about a smaller panic button. A fob without the ability to arm and disarm the system. I see SimpliSafe as being capable of being far more than just a home security platform. It can so easily, be an all encompassing service. Burglary/theft prevention. Fire. And medical. The sky is really the limit. What you already provide, is outstanding. But adding things like panic pendants, freezer alerts, gas leak detection….. will surely increase your subscriber base. You’re already moving on this direction with the water and temperature sensors. Just a thought. 

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7 months ago

great thought. 

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I had the same idea.  It would be better than to have panic buttons around the house.  A I’ll person might not be able to reach it.

This is something my mother could really use as she is getting up there in age.

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2 months ago

Most older people don't only worry about safety in their home but also help if they have a medical problem.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled wearable medical alert or panic device

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@jandrews1819​ Your post sounded similar to what was requested in this thread, so I moved it here. We have submitted this product request to our dev team for their consideration. Once we hear more from them, we will provide an update in this thread.

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2 months ago

Alternatively, you could get a cover for the fob that protects the regular buttons, but leaves the panic button exposed, like the one found here makerper.com

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