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Every year around 25 million storm-associated cloud-to-ground lightning strikes occur in America and they’re second only to floods among weather-related threats to people’s lives. For protection and a chance to get to safety, consider the new weather alert system by Silent Call. It is the season of constant weather changes and it is important to be aware as people’s lives are at risk and everything could change within seconds.  Silent Call Communications has a new Weather Alerting Kit, to include a Sidekick II Receiver, Bed Shaker, Weather Alert Transmitter, and Weather Alert Radio. The system will make a person aware of a weather statement, watch or warning and can be combined with a strobe light or pillow/bed vibrator. This is a necessary alerting system for anyone who wants ample time to get to safety. This could be a great gift of comfort for someone who lives alone, has children, seniors, people who are hard of hearing, deaf, or deaf/blind.

 

The Weather Alert Transmitter connects to the Weather Alert Radio and when used with a dual connector, a strobe light can also be connected for alerting purposes. The Weather Alert Transmitter will send a signal to the Sidekick II Receiver, which will flash a strobe, have a weather ICON show up in the digital display and a LED will light up on the bottom of the unit. The Bed Shaker will connect to the Sidekick II Receiver and will alert a person while they are sleeping. The Weather Alert Radio gets programmed by contacting the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and obtaining codes for the area in which a person lives. The NOAA phone number and website will be included with the radio. These codes are easily programmed into the radio and then the radio is ready to provide current weather conditions. The Weather Alert Radio has battery backup, so if the power goes out, it will still function.

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Silent Call Communications has a treat for dog groomers and it’s called the Doggie Daycare Kit. The kit includes the TransMATTer, Good Vibrations Receiver or Sidekick Receiver with Strobe. The TransMATTer is a mat that has a pressure-activated transmitter that works with a variety of receivers to alert a person that someone is at the door. It has a range of up to 500 feet and can be concealed under carpet, a rug or decorative doormat. This product has helped tremendously to prevent dogs from barking as customers come through the door. The Groomer will have the Good Vibrations Receiver that clips to their waistband or the Sidekick Receiver with Strobe that will alert them every time someone steps on the TransMATTer. In turn, the Groomer becomes aware without bringing attention to the dog that’s being groomed or others in the facility. Even if a dog is barking, the groomer can be aware of someone regardless of the noise.

The Good Vibrations Receiver has a range of up to 200 feet, which gives the Groomer the mobility to work and move around without missing out on anything. The Sidekick Receiver with Strobe has a range of up to 100 feet and flashes for 15 seconds when it receives a signal to alert the Groomer. Both receivers can also work with Silent Call’s Doorbell, Sound Monitor, Smoke Detector, Weather Alerting System with radio, and a telephone.  This helps a Groomer to be more alert to what’s going on around them and to not miss out on a customer or call. With either sound free receiver, it really helps to keep dogs calm or if they are barking it helps to keep a Groomer aware over all the noise. Silent Call has a variety of products that Groomers have found to be useful.

For more information about Silent Call Communications and products, please visit www.silentcall.com or call (800) 572-5227 (Voice or TTY).

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Fire Safety

June 5, 2012 by
Fire Safety

Smoke alarms save lives. But those who are deaf or hard of hearing cannot depend on the sound of the alarm to alert them to a fire. There are now a variety of smoke alarms on the market that combine sound and light to alert those with limited hearing that there is a fire in the home.

Facts & Figures

  • 15 out of every 16 homes (94%) in the U.S. have at least one smoke alarm.
  • One-half of home fire deaths occur in the 6% of homes with no smoke alarms.
  • Half of all fatal fires start at night when people are asleep.

Safety Tips

  • Remember to factor in residents’ hearing limitations when developing and practicing your home fire escape plan.
  • Be sure that the smoke alarm you buy carries the label of an independent testing laboratory.
  • Keep a communications device nearby. If you use a TTY/TTD device, place it close to the bed so that communication with emergency personnel is possible should fire or smoke trap you in your room.
  • Consider installing a smoke alarm that uses a flashing light, vibration and/or sound to alert people to a fire emergency. The majority of fatal fires occur when people are sleeping, and because smoke can put people into a deeper sleep, it is important to have the necessary early warning of a fire to ensure that they wake up.
  • Consider installing a smoke alarm with an extra loud horn. Some alarms now feature horns that sound an 85-decibel alarm.

 

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Every year as seasons change, people lose their lives to severe weather due to being unaware and not having time to get to safety. Silent Call Communications has a new Weather Alert Kit (WALD-1) that allows people to be alerted to a weather statement, watch or warning. The LCD readout on the weather radio identifies the specific alert, such as a tornado watch, etc. It is important to be aware of weather changes, as people’s lives are at risk and everything could change within seconds. The Weather Alert Kit includes a Weather Alert Radio, a Weather Alert Transmitter, a Lamplighter Receiver (works with any household lamp), and a Bed Shaker to be alert while sleeping. This is a fantastic alerting system for anyone who wants to be aware of various weather conditions and safety. This could be a great gift of comfort for someone who lives alone, has children, seniors, people who are hard of hearing, deaf, or deaf/blind in the home.

The Weather Alert Transmitter connects to the Weather Alert Radio and when used with a dual connector, multiple alerting devices can be used at one time, including a strobe light or bed vibrator for alerting purposes. The Weather Alert Radio gets programmed by contacting the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and obtaining codes for the area in which a person lives. The NOAA phone number and website will be included with the radio. These codes are easily programmed into the radio and then the radio is ready to provide current weather conditions. The Weather Alert Radio has battery backup, so if the power goes out, it will still function.

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Silent Call Communications is a Waterford, Michigan based company that provides visual and tactile alerting devices to organizations, companies and individuals alike. Since 1987, the Silent Call Communications Corporation has taken a simple philosophy of personal communications by means of electronic devices and developed an exciting product line. These products have revolutionized the means by which people who are seniors, hard of hearing, deaf or deaf/blind may lead more convenient, safe and active lives. For more information about Silent Call Communications and products, visit www.silentcall.com or call (800) 572-5227 (Voice or TTY).

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From George

October 17, 2011 by

Salvation is the miracle of a moment. Growth is the labor of a lifetime.
~George Elwell
Via – RBC Radio

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Sidekick II Receiver

October 11, 2011 by

The NEW Sidekick II Receiver works with all exisitng Silent Call 318 Mhz transmitters and includes many new features.

  • Increased range up to 500 feet!
  • Built in Alarm Clock
  • Battery Backup capability (sold separately Model # BU-10)
  • Pulsating Bed Vibrator available(sold separetly Model # VIB-PJ)
  • 24 hour notification
  • 110 candela strobe light
  • Direct plug in for telephone notification
  • GREAT NEW DESIGN!!
  • 5 year limited warranty

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    From George

    October 8, 2011 by

    Courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s doing what you are afraid to do. It begins with an inward battle.
    ~George Elwell

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