Alarms and monitors in the home

Keeping you safe at home

There are many personal alarms and monitors available to keep you safe. This type of equipment is called telecare. 

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How alarm systems work

We can fit your home with an alarm system, including pull cords, a movement sensor and smoke alarms.

If any of the alarms go off, it sends an alert to the service. They contact you or your family and friends to make sure you are safe and take any action that is needed to help you. This service is on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

With your permission, we will hold a key to your house that is kept in a locked safe and will only be used to respond to an emergency.

For further information contact us on

0131 529 7714

community.alarms@edinburgh.gov.uk.

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