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Find the Best Personal Alarm

Choose from the options below to compare the features of our personal alarms and find the one that's most suited to you or your loved ones.

  • PAY: Monthly

We have 5 personal alarm packages that meet your requirements:

Taking Care Anywhere

Free next working day delivery3-months free when paying annually*

Location-aware personal alarm with fall detection that works at home and out and about.

Set-up cost
£70.00
(£84.00 incl VAT)
Subscription cost
£28.99/month
(£34.79 incl VAT)
£347.88/year
(£417.46 incl VAT)
  • Purple tick icon. Worn as a neck pendant, on belt or keyring
  • Purple tick icon. Talk with us through the pendant
  • Purple tick icon. Fall detection
  • Purple tick icon. GPS location-aware
  • Purple tick icon. Works anywhere in the UK
  • Purple tick icon. Water resistant
  • Purple tick icon. Spare pendant included
  • Purple tick icon. 1 - 2 months pendant battery charge
  • Purple tick icon. No landline required
  • Purple tick icon. Lifetime warranty
  • Purple tick icon. Base unit included
  • Purple tick icon. UK-based 24 hour monitoring

Digital Personal Alarm

Free next working day delivery3-months free when paying annually*

Easy-to-use in-home personal alarm with multi-network SIMs so a telephone landline is not needed.

Set-up cost
£69.99
(£83.99 incl VAT)
Subscription cost
£19.99/month
(£23.99 incl VAT)
£239.88/year
(£287.86 incl VAT)
  • Purple tick icon. Worn as a neck pendant or on your wrist
  • Purple tick icon. Talk with us through the base unit
  • Purple tick icon. Works in the home and garden
  • Purple tick icon. Waterproof
  • Purple tick icon. 5 year pendant battery life
  • Purple tick icon. Add a second user and pendant
  • Purple tick icon. Lifetime warranty
  • Purple tick icon. No landline required
  • Purple tick icon. Base unit included
  • Purple tick icon. UK-based 24 hour monitoring

Digital Fall Alarm

Free next working day delivery3-months free when paying annually*

An in-home personal alarm with fall sensor. Includes multi-network SIMs so a telephone landline is not needed.

Set-up cost
£69.99
(£83.99 incl VAT)
Subscription cost
£25.99/month
(£31.19 incl VAT)
£311.88/year
(£374.26 incl VAT)
  • Purple tick icon. Worn as a neck pendant or on your wrist
  • Purple tick icon. Talk with us through the base unit
  • Purple tick icon. Fall detection
  • Purple tick icon. Works in the home and garden
  • Purple tick icon. Water resistant
  • Purple tick icon. 2 year pendant battery life
  • Purple tick icon. Add a second user and pendant
  • Purple tick icon. Lifetime warranty
  • Purple tick icon. No landline required
  • Purple tick icon. Base unit included
  • Purple tick icon. UK-based 24 hour monitoring

Out-and-About Personal Alarm Watch

Free next working day delivery

Location-aware smartwatch personal alarm with GPS tracking and pedometer.

Set-up cost
£99.99
(£119.99 incl VAT)
Subscription cost
£21.99/month
(£26.39 incl VAT)
£263.88/year
(£316.66 incl VAT)
  • Purple tick icon. Worn as a watch
  • Purple tick icon. Talk with us through the watch
  • Purple tick icon. GPS location-aware
  • Purple tick icon. GPS safety zones
  • Purple tick icon. Pedometer
  • Purple tick icon. Works anywhere in the UK
  • Purple tick icon. Approx 48 hour battery charge
  • Purple tick icon. 12 month warranty
  • Purple tick icon. No landline required
  • Purple tick icon. No base unit required
  • Purple tick icon. UK-based 24 hour monitoring

Dementia Locate

A GPS tracker alarm designed to find people who are living with dementia or have learning difficulties and may wander.

Set-up cost
£80.00
(£96.00 incl VAT)
Subscription cost
£16.50/month
(£19.80 incl VAT)
£263.88/year
(£316.66 incl VAT)
  • Purple tick icon. Worn as neck pendant, key fob or kept in a pocket or bag
  • Purple tick icon. Designed for people living with dementia
  • Purple tick icon. Simple GPS tracking device
  • Purple tick icon. No speaker or microphone
  • Purple tick icon. No confusing buttons or lights
  • Purple tick icon. GPS location-aware
  • Purple tick icon. GPS safety zones
  • Purple tick icon. Works anywhere in the UK
  • Purple tick icon. 48 hour battery charge
  • Purple tick icon. 12 month warranty
  • Purple tick icon. No landline required
  • Purple tick icon. No base unit required
  • Purple tick icon. UK-based 24 hour monitoring


Award winning personal alarms from Taking Care

A personal alarm can help you or your loved ones remain safe and live independently. There are many alarm devices available on the market so you may find it difficult to decide which emergency alert service to choose.

We have a range of personal alarms to suit different needs, personal preferences, health conditions and lifestyles. You may be an older adult that would like reassurance you can always reach assistance from the home or garden, or you may live an active lifestyle and want a personal alarm system that works when you are out and about, anywhere in the UK. Our range of some of the best personal alarms in the UK incorporate features that are designed to provide the maximum possible reassurance and peace of mind for you and your family.

The right personal alarm can help older adults to live a full and independent life with confidence. Use the filters above to help you choose the best personal alarm for you.

All our alarms include our award winning 24/7 monitoring and we are the first Which? Trusted Trader Approved Service for the installation and servicing of care alarms in the UK.

This means you can rely on our 24/7 monitoring should you need help in any emergency. 

 

Which is the best personal alarm for the elderly?

Emergency care alarms have a wide range of features and options. One thing to consider when comparing models to find the best personal alarms for your needs is to decide how you would like to wear your emergency alarm for elderly, for example as a pendant, around your wrist, as an alarm necklace or as a key ring.

When choosing a personal alarm, consider the features that are important to help you stay safe: some customers like the added reassurance of a fall detector if they are a little unsteady on their feet or have a history of falls. Or, if you would like to know that you can get help when out for a walk or at the shops, choose from personal alarms that have a built-in GPS location aware feature.

 

30-day money back guarantee on all alarm systems from Taking Care

Alarm systems from Taking Care come with a 30-day money back guarantee. You can choose from our personal alarms range with confidence that you can return the system free of charge within 30 days if you are not satisfied with it, and we will refund the full cost of your order.*

Whichever alarm product you choose, you will have peace of mind that when you press your emergency button, you will be quickly connected to our Emergency Resolution Team. They will speak with you over the alarm equipment and call your nominated emergency contacts or the emergency services if further help is needed.

 

Ordering your personal alarm system from Taking Care

Whether you are choosing an in-home personal alarm for the elderly or a GPS alarm for yourself, you can quickly and easily order securely online with free next working day delivery included.* 

If you have any questions about which model would be the best emergency alarm for your circumstances or would prefer to order by phone, you can speak to one of our friendly team on 0800 085 7371, Monday – Friday, 9am - 6pm.

 

Taking Care Alarm FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get asked about our alarm products and alarm services.

I’m not sure which alarm to buy. Can someone help me decide on the best personal alarm for my situation?

Our Sales Advisors can talk to you about your circumstances and use the information that you provide to recommend the most appropriate alarms from our range that match your requirements. You can get in touch with them by calling 0800 085 7371, Monday – Friday, 9am - 6pm.


What happens if I set off my personal alarm by accident?

If you press your personal alarm button by accident, our Emergency Resolution Team will try to speak with you through the alarm equipment to make sure you are OK. When the Emergency Resolution Team answer the alarm call, tell them it was an accident and that you do not need any help.

We encourage all our alarm users to test their devices regularly, so we don't mind if you call us accidently; it gives us an opportunity to get to know you and check you are happy with how your alarm system works.

Can Taking Care let the emergency services know my medical history?

Yes, Taking Care can store some medical information, if you choose to share this with us, so we can pass the information on to the emergency services if needed in an emergency. For example, it can help to know if you have any medical conditions, allergies or take blood thinners so that we can deliver the best possible service if an emergency alarm call is made.

Will installing broadband at my home stop my alarm from working?

Broadband won't affect our out-and-about personal alarms because these do not rely on a telephone landline.

If you have an in-home alarm that connects to the telephone line and get broadband installed, you should test your alarm to check it is not affected. We recommend you have a broadband filter on each telephone socket that is in use. Broadband filters are widely available from electrical stores, online or from your broadband provider.

If your panic alarm system isn't working as it should, get in touch with our Customer Service team who can advise.

Can I wear my alarm device in the bath or shower?

If your alarm device is water resistant then you can wear the pendant alarm in the bathroom and shower, where slips are common. Taking Care Anywhere, Classic Personal Alarm, Digital Personal Alarm and Digital Fall Alarm are all water resistant. 

Can I use my personal alarm device without the subscription?

The subscription covers the 24/7 monitoring service, which is an essential part of the package. Without a subscription, you will not benefit from the peace and mind and security that our Emergency Resolution Team provide. Taking Care Anywhere, Digital Fall Alarm, Digital Personal Alarm, Taking Care Safe Home Alert and Taking Care Sense are rented so must be returned to us if you end the subscription.

How do I provide details of my emergency contacts?

After you have placed your order, we will collect some additional information to ensure we deliver the best possible service to you and your family. You will receive an email with a link to an online account setup form or, if you prefer, you can give us a call so that the necessary information can be gathered. We want to ensure that you have the best personal alarm package for your needs and that we have all of the details we need to provide the high level of service that you deserve.  

What if an older adult doesn’t want to wear a personal alarm?

Some older people don’t think that they need a personal alarm or can sometimes see it as a loss of independence or believe that it means their family don’t think they are capable anymore. This can be very challenging for everyone involved and it’s important to handle things sensitively. Talking it through and expressing how personal alarms can actually help give more independence, as well as giving real peace of mind to loved ones, can help. Take a look at our piece on talking to elderly parents about personal alarms for more tips.