Re: WatchMate system tag availability
IMPORTANT Plan now for your future wander management needs
The WatchMate system is approaching the end of its support period, as announced in January 2007. Now is the time to start planning for a replacement system. Please be aware of the following important facts that affect your system:
Door Controllers and Monitors are no longer available
Repair options are very limited; in most cases we cannot repair damaged units
Watchlet resident bracelets will only be available until December 31, 2013
Technical Support ends December 31, 2013
We urge you to begin planning for a replacement system now, as it can take many months to select the right system. Remember that if something should happen to one of your Door Controllers, it cannot be replaced and very likely cannot be repaired. You will have to make alternative arrangements to protect that exit.
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You're running a care facility not a security facility. Let the proven technology of the WatchMate system take the responsibility of door watching from your staff so they can concentrate on what matters most: taking the best care of the residents in your charge.
The WatchMate system is designed to protect a wandering resident from leaving a facility undetected and becoming lost or injured. Such residents typically have been diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's etc., or have suffered a head injury.
At-risk residents wear a small Watchlet bracelet on their wrist or ankle, and points of exit are discreetly secured by WatchMate monitors. When a resident approaches a door, the WatchMate system can activate a magnetic lock to temporarily lock the door or sound an alarm if the doorway is open.
The result is peace of mind for everyone—residents, their families and your staff—without restricting movements within your facility.
Thousands of nursing homes, hospitals, long term care, and assisted living facilities rely on the WatchMate system to protect their residents who have a tendency to wander.
"I was impressed with the WatchMate system when I first saw it. Now that we’ve upgraded our facility with the WatchMate system, I’m even more impressed. It has performed flawlessly since the day it was installed in 1997. The Watchlet bracelets take quite a beating and just keep working. I can’t say enough about how well the WatchMate system has exceeded our expectations. It was alsowithin my budget, flexible to our needs and easy to install."
Calvin Callaway—Administrator, Folsom Convalescent Hospital, Folsom, California
- The WatchMate system consists of a Watchlet bracelet worn on the resident's wrist or ankle and a monitor installed above a protected door, zone or elevator.
If a monitored resident approaches an open door, an alarm will immediately sound. The addition of magnetic door locks that can be activated by the WatchMate system will ensure residents cannot exit the building.
The monitor's detection area can be adjusted to fit a variety of openings, from extra wide hallways to outdoor areas.
To clear an alarm, staff can either enter a pass code on the keypad or use the WatchMate escort key. The escort key also allows staff to quickly bypass a protected area in the company of a monitored resident.
Depending on the model, alarm information can be displayed at the alarm location and/or sent to central nurses stations that are equipped with WatchMate controllers or annunciators.
Why thousands of facilities have chosen the protection and peace of mind of the WatchMate system:
Over 5000 long term care facilities rely on wander prevention technology from VeriChip to keep their wander prone residents safe. The WatchMate system provides effective, restraint-free protection for facilities of any size. Whether you have a single door to protect or multiple floors, VeriChip has a cost-effective solution to your needs.
The WatchMate system provides easy, stand-alone protection of one or several doors, and offers non-PC based central reporting.
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