Care technology - personal alarms and sensors

Equipment to help people live safe and independent lives

How care technology works

Personal alarms

Personal alarms are sometimes referred to as community alarms and are worn around your neck or on your wrist at all times when you are in your home. By pressing the button on your alarm an alert will be raised with the 24/7 monitoring centre which will then phone a family member, friend, neighbour, nurse or warden (if you live in sheltered housing) when there's something wrong.

Motion sensors 

Motion sensors can automatically switch on a bedside light at night when you get out of bed, making a trip or fall less likely.

Other sensors

Other sensors the range of sensors available is very wide and if you contact the care technology provider Argenti to discuss the issue you are concerned about, a specialist adviser will explain the different ways in which care technology might be able to help.

Care technology that helps keep you in good health

  • Activity monitor
  • Fall detector
  • Incontinence sensor
  • Epilepsy sensor
  • Medication reminders and management
  • Bed or chair occupancy sensor

Care technology that helps keep you safe in the home

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire or smoke alarm
  • Flood detector
  • Gas shut-off valve
  • Temperature extreme detector
  • Bogus caller/panic button
  • Property exit sensor

Cost of care technology


Hampshire County Council may fund the provision of care technology equipment following an assessment which shows that you have an eligible need and you meet the criteria for funded care technology.

Purchasing privately

If you are not eligible and want quick access to care technology:

Further information

Visit our information and advice pages at Connect to Support Hampshire for information about equipment which may help you and more.