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 sometimes called telecare. You can search for alarms and monitors below.

How alarm systems work

Your home can be fitted with an alarm system including pull cords, a movement sensor and smoke alarms.

If any of the alarms go off, an alert will be sent to the service. They will contact you or your family and friends to make sure you are safe and take any further 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 it 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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