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18 March 2020
For over 45 years, TASK, and the communities we serve, have faced various challenges. We have come through them all, thanks to the commitment of our team, our customers, and the dedication of the community groups we work with. The interests of our customers, our people and our communities are at the centre of everything we do, and this is particularly important during these challenging times.
With this in mind, we wanted to reassure you, that we are putting in place a number of robust measures to enable customers to receive telecare and pendant alarm units, while prioritising health and safety.
We understand that the alarms and installations are a lifeline for many people, and we take this responsibility extremely seriously. Our CareLink™ team, including our dedicated installers, continue working tirelessly to support our customers.
TASK's 24-hour CareLink™ monitoring centre is operating day and night. Robust contingency plans are also in place, to ensure an effective continuous service throughout the duration of the COVID-19 global pandemic and beyond.
As a result of Covid-19, we have made some changes to the installation service that customers should be aware of;
TASK installers will now deliver units to customer's premises but will not carry out an installation unless this has be pre-agreed. Customers can also opt for equipment to be delivered by An Post. Full installation instructions and details of telephone support will be included with each alarm unit.
Where a customer needs TASK to install the alarm, our installers will wear a face mask, and will disinfectant the monitored alarm and any surfaces they have touched before leaving the premises. Customers must also remain in another room during the installation, or at least 2 metres away from the installer at all times.
To further mitigate against the risk of Covid-19, TASK installers will complete the installation/keyholder form by telephone with the customer.
For forms requiring a signature, including the installation/keyholder form, our installers can temporarily do this on behalf of the customer to avoid unnecessary contact. The installer will stay at least two steps away. A copy of the signed form will subsequently be sent to customers.
Special arrangements for customers impacted by Covid-19 have also been put in place.
In these difficult times, we want you to know that you can rely on us to keep you connected 24-hours a day, when it matters most.
TASK will keep all customers up-to-date through this website and via our Social Media channels.
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Updated 20 March 2020
Telecare with combined CCTV is now available from TASK. The live (CCTV) visual monitoring will only be activated, after a client has pressed their emergency pendant alarm button for help. The system allows for visual monitoring of shared areas, in or around the home (hallway/kitchen/driveway etc). Trained CareLink call-handlers can then assess the situation, often more accurately, to determine the type of assistance that is required. Recordings can be made available in line with GDPR data protection laws, after the event.
Using CCTV technology in conjunction with your monitored telecare alarm can allow for added peace of mind and security, for instance with front/rear door CCTV monitoring, along with two-way voice communication. Trained CareLink call-handlers will take the appropriate action as and when necessary.
Additions to the system can include a KeySafe or automatic door release. This can allow the monitoring center to provide a code and/or open doors to the dwelling, in the event of emergency services requiring access. This removes the need for forced entry if key holders are not available.
The cold temperature/hypothermia detector alert, can send an alert to TASK's 24-hour monitoring centre via your telecare base unit, if room temperature falls below a safe level. By doing so, the alarm can help to prevent hypothermia in older people.
According to the HSE, if the temperature in your home falls below 16ºC you could be at risk of hypothermia. Hypothermia is dangerous, as it can easily lead to unconsciousness, and even death if the body’s temperature continues to fall. Older people are particularly vulnerable, as their mechanisms for regulating body temperature may not be as efficient as those who are younger, due to increasing age and chronic medical conditions. The HSE advises that room temperature is monitored, and that older people should keep the living room warm throughout the day (21º C if active, 24º C if inactive).
Hypothermia symptoms can include:
Drowsiness and lethargic behaviour.
A loss of co-ordination.
Heavy breathing and slurred speech.
A state of shock.
The cold temperature/hypothermia detector is wireless, and along with your telecare base unit can be monitored, 24 hours a day. If you have an existing TASK telecare alarm, you can add a low temperature/hypothermia detector to your existing system (wirelessly). It's a great way to ensure the temperature in your home, or in the home of a loved one, doesn't drop below a safe level.
How much will the telecare monitoring cost?
TASK's telecare monitoring fees are €66 (ROI) £52 (UK). If you already have a TASK telecare system/pendant alarm for which we provide 24-hour monitoring, we will monitor your cold temperature detector/hypothermia alert, free of charge. All you will pay is the initial cost of the cold temperature detector.
How do I order my cold temperature detector?
You can order your cold temperature detector/hypothermia alert online [link to be added] or call us on 01 8435889 (ROI) or 02890 360280 (UK).
TASK is proud to have sponsored the Tipperary (Ireland) International Peace Awards 2019, and to have had the privilege to present this year's award to Former President of Ireland, Mrs. Mary Robinson. The awards which took place 7th November in the Excel Heritage Centre in Tipperary, were organised by the Tipperary Peace Convention. Many thanks to everyone involved in this excellent event.
Pictured left to right: Mr. Ronan Bunting, TASK Community Care, presenting the award to Mrs. Mary Robinson, with Mr. Peter Butler, TASK Community Care, and Honorary Secretary of the Tipperary Peace Convention, Mr. Martin Quinn
Pictured left to right: Mr. Ronan Bunting, TASK Community Care, Mrs. Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, and Mr. Peter Butler, TASK Community Care.
Team Leader Position Vacancy
We are advertising for the vacant position of experienced Team Leader in our Control Centre.
Specific Terms, duties & responsibilities will only be discussed with successful applicants – likely to be at 2nd round stage of interviews.
Prospective candidates should be able to demonstrate at least the following characteristic to be considered: -
The above list is not exhaustive, however gives a guideline of expectation. Candidates should indicate their salary expectation when applying. These positions will be rostered over a 24/7/365 basis on a full-time basis.
Applications by writing only to Control Centre Manager – Closing date for applicantions is 12 noon 31/7/19.
The successful candidate will be required to serve a probationary period at this role.
TASK's Seniors Alert Scheme customers to be “unaffected by Brexit”
Following recent press coverage relating to the Seniors Alert Scheme Brexit implications, TASK would like to reassure all our customers, including Seniors Alert Scheme clients, of TASK’s commitment and ability to supply and monitor alarms under the scheme regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
That includes the monitored alarm units in participants homes with landline, broadband or with no landline & GSM units installed.
TASK was established in 1974 in Ireland. Our company is 100% Irish owned and we are headquartered in in County Meath.
The monitored alarm units supplied by TASK under the Seniors Alert Scheme are manufactured by TeleAlarm (previously Bosch). TeleAlarm Europe GmbH, has its headquarters in Leipzig, Germany and has assured us of continued supply under Brexit.
TASK operates one of Ireland’s only multi-protocol monitoring centres, our company can therefore monitor equipment from many different manufacturers including TeleAlarm, Bosch, Chubb, Tunstall, Tynetec.
As Ireland’s longest established socially monitored alarm and telecare company, we look forward to continuing to serve all our customers, regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, including our current and future Seniors Alert Scheme customers.
In the event that Brexit disrupts other suppliers under the scheme, TASK has the capacity and ability to supply, install and monitor alarm equipment throughout Ireland.
Further details on the Seniors Alert Scheme