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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Make a Call in the Event of an Emergency in Your Home, Even If You Can’t Get to the Phone

In the event of an in-home emergency, getting to the telephone can be critical to your well being. Ideal for the elderly, those who live alone, those with hearing loss and those who suffer from or who may be prone to illness or injury, the SOS Alert Phone with Pendant will provide the communication needed in an emergency.

The phone works as a regular phone with some pre-programmed advanced features that include a talking keypad, talking caller ID and talking memory dial. A large LCD screen displays all of the information pertaining to your calls and can be displayed in English, French, Italian and Spanish. The standard ringer can be adjusted up to 90 dB and a flashing call indicator alerts you that a call is coming in.

What really sets this phone apart is the use of an emergency pendant. If you are in the unfortunate circumstance of being unable to reach the phone in the event of an emergency, you can press the emergency pendant to not only answer a call but to call out up to 30 contacts and play a pre-recorded message letting them know you are in need of help. The pendant has a wireless range of 100 feet, allowing you to be in contact with help from almost anywhere in your home at a moments notice. This product requires the use of four AA batteries (sold separately) as a backup power supply in the event of a power outage.

Click this link to purchase the SOS Alert Phone with Pendant from SmartHome.

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