Telecare for Falls - Fall Detection

Fall prevention and detection

The chance of falling increases as we get older, and sadly, falls are the main cause of fatal injuries among older people. Even non-fatal falls can have far-reaching consequences, by reducing confidence and increasing dependency. For instance, when recovering from a broken hip, many people will need assistance with activities of daily living, more than a year after the fracture.

Automatic fall detection - 24 hours a day

Automatic fall detection systems send an alert for help when someone has a trip, slip or fall. They can help to give back confidence, to anyone who fallen and might otherwise be reluctant to continue with daily tasks. Fall detectors can therefore increase the chances of a person retaining their independence. With a fall detector, a person will not be left alone, and can get help quickly. Knowing that someone has been alerted relieves anxiety, and increases the chances of a faster recovery.

TASK fall detection products

TASK's 24-hour CareLink™ Monitoring Centre in Ireland receives assistance and emergency calls every day, from people who have slipped or fallen at home. To find out more about our range of automatic fall detectors, please view our listings below. The telecare products page also includes related telecare equipment. Or to find out more about pendant alarm buttons and telecare, you can visit our pendant alarm page. If you have any further questions about fall detection systems, please contact us.

Automatic Fall Detection Product Listings



(Tilt activated)

This automatic fall detector has an in-built tilt device, which detects if the person is in a horizontal position, such as when slouched over on a sofa or when lying on the floor. This sensor will automatically send an alarm when its position remains unchanged, after a set period of time.




(Impact activated)


An automatic fall detector that is triggerred on impact, such as a sudden fall. Also equipped with a SOS call button. It is ergonomically designed to be worn comfortably day and night as a wristband.



(Bed occupancy sensor)

 The bed occupancy sensor is placed under bed sheets. It can send an alert immediately when an individual exits the bed. Alternatively, the alarm can be programmed to send an alert, only when a person does not return to bed, within a reasonable time.


(Chair occupancy sensor)

 The Chair Occupancy is placed out of sight, under the cushion of a chair. This fall detector can send an alert immediately when an individual leaves the chair, indicating a possible fall.




(PIR Sensor)

 An inactivity monitor can be used to detect unusual periods of inactivity within the home. It can be placed in the corner of a room or hallway, magnetic read contacts can be placed on doors to alert the 24hr monitoring centre after an agreed time of inactivity. CareLink™ call-handlers can then make a check up call to ensure all is well.




A ceiling mounted pullcord can be located anywhere in the home. It is often installed in the bedroom or bathroom as a precautionary device. The pullcord is often used for fall detection in homes, where slips or trips are likely to occur.