A bogus caller button is a small telecare alarm placed near the front or back door of your home. It is a great reassurance device for anyone living alone or who is cautious about answering their door to strangers (or anyone they do not feel at ease with).
Even if you are only slightly unsure of a caller’s identity, you can press the bogus caller button before answering the door.
The bogus caller button connects with your telecare base-unit in much the same way as a pendant alarm. The difference with the bogus caller button, is that the call to the monitoring centre can be initiated silently when you activate the alert (so as not to draw the caller’s attention to the telecare call having being made). It provides a way to reassure people who feel vulnerable, that they will never be left to deal with an unwanted doorstep caller or bogus caller situation alone.
It provides a way to reassure people who feel vulnerable, that they will never be left to deal with an unwanted doorstep caller or bogus caller situation alone.
Once activated, CareLink Operators in the 24/7 monitoring centre will listen in silently to make sure you or your loved one is safe (during the day and at night). If necessary they can let the bogus caller know that they are on the line. Operators can also contact the emergency services or another named contact person to alert them to the situation. Just knowing they have this protection, gives many older people great peace of mind.
If you are interested in adding a bogus caller button to your existing telecare system or wish to purchase a standalone bogus caller button, please contact our Sponsor TASK Community Care.