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Bogus Caller/Attack Button

For those who have their Lifelines installed as more of a security measure as opposed to helping with a medical condition, Bogus Caller/Attack Buttons can provide reassurance that you can call for help quickly if you ever need to.

These buttons can either be installed at strategic points around the home or worn by you so an emergency alarm call can be raised quickly, wherever you are in the home.

It's a good idea to consider a panic button if you are a survivor of Domestic Abuse, the victim of Anti-Social Behaviour or have been the victim of some other crime in the past (e.g. distraction burglaries).

Assistive Technology Bogus Caller Button

Assistive Technology Attack Button

How does it work?

Bogus Caller Buttons are wall mounted discreetly by your main door and can be activated in the event that you receive a doorstep caller that you are uneasy about. It is up to you whether we configure the button to make an audible or silent alarm call. The Lifeline base unit must be situated somewhere close to your door to ensure we can hear both you and the caller. If there is cause for concern, the Support Centre Officer will warn the caller that the Police will be summoned if they refuse to leave.

Attack buttons are worn around the neck, wrist or on a belt clip and are activated in the event that you feel threatened or are under attack. The button emits a silent call to the Support Centre and connects in 'listen mode' only. The Support Centre Officer can then listen into the situation and call the Emergency Services if required. The perpetrator will be unaware that the unit has been triggered or has connected so as not to make the situation worse.


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Harry lives alone in a quiet cul-de-sac. Although he usually felt secure in his bungalow, when a spate of distraction burglaries occurred in the area - including some of his friends on the same street - he started to become worried.

Determined not to allow his confidence to be knocked, Harry invested in a Bogus Caller Button, which is wall mounted next to his front door. Now if anyone comes to the door that he feels nervous about, he presses the button so the Support Centre can listen in. Harry knows that if anything untoward should happen, the Support Centre Officers will call the Police and help will arrive quickly

Sam has just left a volatile relationship as his partner had been becoming increasingly emotionally and physically abusive.

One night Sam's partner arrived at his new home threatening to break in and hurt him. After reporting the incident to the Police, Sam began to research different alarm systems that he could have installed in his home. He liked the idea of an emergency button that dialled directly through to the Police, but they were all so expensive. Broadening his search, he happened upon the Lifeline system and Assistive Technology Attack Alarm. Now he feels confident that he can summon help if his partner does manage to get into his home as the Support Centre Officers will call the Police immediately on his behalf.

If you think you or someone you know would benefit from having a Bogus Caller Button or an Attack Button in your property, you can: