Latest False alarm Stories

2014-06-30 12:33:35

Law to require sealed-in, long-life batteries in state with millions of outdated smoke alarms MEBANE, N.C., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The millions of California homeowners with non-working and outdated battery-powered smoke alarms will have safer alternatives that require less maintenance under a law that takes effect tomorrow. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140629/122906 Starting July 1, any battery-powered smoke alarm or combination (smoke and carbon monoxide) alarm...

2014-06-26 23:03:43

Cartell, located in Salunga PA, introduces a new way to detect vehicles. Salunga, PA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Cartell makes a driveway alarm system that makes homeowners aware every time a vehicle enters their driveway. There are a lot of systems that do that, but not exactly the way Cartell does. It is the technology Cartell uses that gives it an edge in the market and the right to claim it is virtually false-alarm proof. The car detection component of the Cartell system is based on...

2013-10-02 23:25:42

A personal alarm system can be used by individuals anywhere, and is a great way to protect personal security. The home security professionals at SecuritySystemReviews.com created a list of tips to utilize during the purchasing process. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 A personal alarm system is one that is used primarily to deter attackers, by emitting a loud, attention-grabbing sound. It is essentially a wireless security system for individuals, as opposed to homes....

2013-09-23 23:26:13

You can avoid false alarms from lightning strikes, high winds, power surges, and power interruptions by following these recommendations from the False Alarm Reduction Association. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Beware of Mother Nature Mother Nature can cause havoc with your alarm system. Public Safety response to alarms caused by storms are considered false and may be costly in terms of false alarm fines and in some jurisdictions, suspension of law enforcement response. You...

2013-06-28 23:27:06

Cartell is providing home-based and small businesses with an innovative new way to provide their customers with better, more personal service. Cartell DriveGuard driveway alarms can alert business operators earlier when customers arrive. Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Cartell DriveGuard driveway alarms are offering a new way for home-based and small businesses to improve customer service and enhance security by knowing when a vehicle pulls into their driveway. Cartell is a leading...

2013-06-14 23:18:15

New technology to automatically detect senior falls is not reliable, says Bay Alarm Medical in recent blog post. Pacheco, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 The risk of accidental falls has long been a health concern for senior citizens. Now new technology promises to automatically detect senior falls and send an emergency medical alarm when they occur. While the technology is exciting, it is not yet reliable, warns leading medical alert system provider Bay Alarm Medical in a recent blog post....

Alarm Fatigue In Hospitals: Sentinel Event Alert
2013-04-10 06:10:26

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission suggests that nurses, physicians and other health care providers can become desensitized to the sound of alarms alerting them to potentially dangerous conditions involving their patients. The report uses the term “alarm fatigue” to describe the phenomenon potentially responsible for over 500 deaths over a five year period. The Joint Commission...

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