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4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job well.. but, 10 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Alarm System Mat Door Entry Security Pressure Activated with Chime or 120Db Intruder Alarm Alert + Flashing Light.Can Be Used As Bedside Monitor For the Elderly Or Children. (Misc.)
My elderly father in law, a dementia sufferer, broke his leg and during his period of recovery we needed to be alerted if he attempted to leave his bed unaided. A pressure pad next to the bed seemed to be what was needed, We looked at a number of similar pressure pad alarms but rejected some because they came with a short cable and were clearly designed for use with alarms positioned just next to the bed, others were rejected due to cost or extended delivery time estimates. The major draw back from our viewpoint is that the alarm works only when pressure is applied but not when relieved (ie a patient leaving his bed).

Finally, his item we decided upon because it had a 4 meter cable, was not too expensive, had good (ish) reviews and was available for Amazon Prime delivery.

So far after a week or so of use we have been very happy with it. The alarm goes off every time when the pad is stepped on but with no false alarms. The cable is long enough to stretch from the bedroom into the hallway and the flashing light there is a useful additional alarm. The instructions were confusing and I spent an age attempting to remove the battery compartment screws as instructed in the manual only to finally discover the screws were not in place and that the lid could just be prised open.

The Good
Inexpensive
Alarm unit is reliable with no false alerts
Long 4 meter cable cable supplied
Flashing light
Selectable bing-bong alert
Can be used as security alarm with a very loud sustained alarm sound option.
Amazon Prime delivery

The Bad
Cheap build quality
Reacts only to pad being stepped on, not to when pressure is relieved
Difficult to open battery compartment
Manual is confusing (although not really needed).
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