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    For those who have boarding schools

    Hi

    This is for thos of you who work in boarding schools, or know what I am on about!

    I am looking to put in each wing of the boarding house a "device" which will contact the boarding parents in an emergency. Also, there needs to be cordless "devices" which a child can have by their bed/a pendant/wrist strap alarm if they are sick and need assistance without getting out of bed.

    The boarding house staff need to know which wing is making the call (in the case of prank callers").

    Does this make sense to anyone? Can anybody recommend a firm that will do a "personal care" alarm style thing?

    Many thanks
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    IP Phones locked down to only call a couple of numbers or use shortcodes? We use them but only in communal areas not by each bed.

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    Take a look at some geriatric care sites. I know that such a thing exists, as my parents were being encouraged to get one; it would apparently ring a number of choice. They refused so i didn't look any further.

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    It is mainly for communal areas, and then just by the bed if sick, and cant get out of it.

    There is currently no cabling in place to support IP phones or a phone system, so would be nice if it could be wireless.

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    the geriatic sites are the telecare system. This isnt too bad, and has a cost of £2.30 per week approximately. They take your call and pass through. Again, it will need phone lines in each wing.

    Anyone getting rid of an old analog phone system?

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    You may find this site of help used this company very helpfull. Panic Alarm

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    Quote Originally Posted by subjones View Post
    You may find this site of help used this company very helpfull. Panic Alarm
    Any chance of a ball park figure? One of my sites has something similar that may need replacing soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle View Post
    It is mainly for communal areas, and then just by the bed if sick, and cant get out of it.

    There is currently no cabling in place to support IP phones or a phone system, so would be nice if it could be wireless.
    Wireless IP phones are available and if you have existing wireless for student internet you could possibly use that system or implement such a system

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    Give them a call very helpfull will give you a ball park figure. It depends on your needs.

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    I have given them a call already and that is most definitely more along the lines of what I am looking for. Very friendly bunch. Just waiting for the prices to come back now. Thank you very much!!

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    This is a great idea. My main concern is that there are some boys who are challenged in different ways, which prevents them from performing well in school. They may be threatened by it.

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